We have had a lovely, if somewhat exhausting day today. My best friend from University, Abby, and her family came for the day. Her children are Christopher (aged 4) and Owain (aged 14 months) and are highly active so we had a lovely and very messy lunch (lasagne followed by homemade chocolate cake), during which Alex was supposed to sleep and didn't, followed by a trip to the local park (Spider Park) where there are great slimbing frames, swings etc. The older two boys loved it and Alex was finally persuaded to sleep for a short time (30 mins) on the walk there. I love these photos, especially of Christopher climbing the spider and Owain peeping through the walkway. It was so special to see them especially as they hadn't met Alex before. He was cuddled, kissed, passed around and generally admired by everyone and managed really well despite the lack of sleep (which usually sends him grumpy). This evening as we are totally exhausted, we have decided that we are going to collapse in front of a movie, Casino Royale, which we didn't catch when it was on at the cinema. My other news for the day was that I have been featured as 'subscriber of the month' in Scrapbook Inspirations. They have also featured this digital scrapbook page of Alex which was made using a template designed by Stacey Jewell Stahl together with freebie background papers and elements that I downloaded from digitalscrapbookplace.com. I have rarely been published in crafting magazines so I am thrilled with this. I also managed to complete another necklace today...this time one with blue beads for my sister-in-law Nel. It is a similar design to the previous one, but the central section is different (as well as the colour scheme!). More tomorrow.