This weekend we spent a lovely time with my husband's side of the family. It's been three weeks since my sister-in-law gave birth to her second child, my neice, and I was desperate for cuddles!
As the sun shone and Monkey and his cousin played in the garden I was struck by how much has changed in such a short space of time. In just three years there are now three children - Monkey born 2011, my nephew born in 2012 and my niece born last month.
Having moved house a couple of weeks ago we are now just two hours away from their home in Staffordshire. It's still not a short distance but it is a massive cutback on the three and a half hours we have done for the past five years. It's the length of a nap and so I hope to travel up to the Midlands more often so that Monkey can grow up with his cousins as much as possible.
When I was little we lived near all my family and I have such a lot of family photos from when I was Monkey's age and my cousins feature in all of them.
While we attempt to make some new friends in our new hometown, it was lovely to spend a weekend with family and remember that we aren't alone.
Plus my niece is one of the most adorable babies ever and is the first thing in two and a half years to make me even consider being broody again!
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