Day three was a family day. We all went to Ken's sister Marjorie's house for a big dinner.The girls and I met members of Ken's family we had only previously communicated with through the mail or Facebook, or not at all. It was nice for the girls to get to meet and spend time with some cousins.
|All I said was, make stupid faces...Carly, Chris, Toni, Jane, Emma, and Ivy. Notice the decorations. There was an American flag too. Ken's Dad was American and sisters Diane and Marjorie actually spent part of their childhoods in California.|
It was a nice day. Marjorie worked herself to pieces making things nice, and cooking.
|Please sit down and just be with us Marjorie!|
|My plate. This is before I found out there was Yorkshire pudding!|
|Hey! Ken's got pudding! I want pudding! (The round thing in the upper right.)|
I was outside photographing old family photos, and inside they were apparently starting to serve the trifle for dessert...
|The Mr. Whippy van!|
|Ken wasn't the only one who wanted a Mr. Whippy. Niece-in-law Toni, (on the right.), apparently has a weakness for it too!|
|Ken, Emma, Ivy, and Toni : 99's all 'round! (Except me. I got something with chocolate sauce of course!)|
|Ken was as happy as a little kid. He had wanted to share this with his kids all their lives. It may not seem like a big deal, but it meant a lot to him.|
Marjorie was worried he wouldn't eat the dessert she had ready and wanted him to wait. "We'll do it later." she said. I'm glad he went on though, because it turned out to be the only time we saw a Mr. Whippy truck. (And it was vacation: we splurged and ate Marjorie's desserts too!)
|For dessert Marjorie outdid herself : two trifles AND chocolate AND coconut cakes.|
Ok, I'm getting to the toys. Give me one more day and I'll be showing you Pollock's famous London toy shop, among other fun things.