FriendsA friend from university days, Sue, and her husband Andrew and daughter Phoebe stayed with us last night. It was so lovely to see them. They had an early start this morning in Sydney and I farewelled them at 5.50am this morning.
Madeleine returned yesterday from her time away in Orange with a school friend. The cake in the foreground is one that Oliver and Lauren made as a welcome home for her. Oliver especially missed Maddy while she was away, and was often teary about it. It is surprising how children react to change at times. Although Lauren missed her, she was pleased for a chance to be the oldest and 'in charge'. I was touched at the emotion Madeleine showed on her return - the hugs and kisses, and the expression of missing me. That makes motherhood all worth it.