Last weekend we had all four of our grandchildren together. This doesn't happen very often, so we had to make the most of it.
Max had spent a week overhauling their little electric car (a bargain buy on ebay, a number of years ago) and utilising the space behind the driver's seat so that there was room for a passenger.
Lucky children! A green sporty two-seater car, maximum speed 4mph - although after chasing it for a number of circuits around the Owl Wood, it seems faster.
Our oldest grandson very kindly acted as chauffeur for much of the time. Don't worry. Before he was allowed to use the car he had to take a driving test, practical and theory. He never lets his sister forget that, because somehow Grandpa has been sweet-talked into letting her loose without taking the same test!
The little chap in the yellow coat is just three years old and totally in love with the car, luckily his legs are not as long as his ambition. His cousin Merry, however, is five and has very long legs and lots of confidence.
The dog and I get a great workout as we jog trot alongside. I also provide a useful boost of 'Granny Power' when the wet clay soil sometimes stops progress.
They all take turns to travel in the car, but sometimes it is difficult for the little chap to accept that. It would have been simple to let him be a passenger all the time, but we felt it was important to learn to take turns. Howls of protest. Taking a ride on a dinosaur helps calm things down.
Round and round and round we go! They never seem to tire.
We do though.
Luckily it was eventually time for tea and the opportunity to spend some precious time with our youngest visitor, our 11 week old grandson.