We are making the most of every precious moment with our little family from Dubai. Mummy and Daddy are left to sleep and Grandma and Grandad are woken with a book or a request. A wriggle around in bed, a story, and then lots of chatter through our breakfast.
And our days are full of lovely things to make our time together really special. Lots of simple things. Cooking,painting,playing and having fun. But today we went to see if we could find the Gruffalo in the forest near us . It was such good fun and Auntie Lindsay and Buster made the outing complete.
We even took William's baby Gruffalo . It just shows you how big the forest one is!
I know this photo will remind me of such a lovely day with William and his Mummy and Daddy.
You can guess what story we shall have tonight.
Before I go to bed every night I sit on William's bed. I quietly watch him sleeping. A little twitch a fleeting smile and gentle breathing. I ask him every morning " did you have a nice dream!" I am so glad he always says "yes!"
Tonight I think the Gruffalo may be the star of the show.
I hope you manage to get to a forest near you and you have fun finding the Gruffalo. I think its fun for anyone aged two or one hundred and two!
Literature and children ..... Sharing books must be the best gift you can give any child. And when they are as special as the Gruffalo it makes such a gift near perfect.