28 Feb 2011

WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND ? First visit of Toby



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My weekend was rather tiring ! After 2 weeks of painters in the house our son announced us his visit with his little family. Grandson Toby, like Napoleon invaded Waterloo for the first time.



With the last energy which I had left after having cleaned the house, I was proud of myself to manage a little space for him, with his own little baby bed which I had bought for this purpose so that he could sleep well together with his parents.

Unfortunately the bed hasn't been used because it was apparently too big for a 3 1/2 months old baby, although I had been told that it is a bed already for newborns and our son had always slept in such a bed since I came home from hospital. I learned that times have changed and they are now squeezed into their pram when they stay overnight somewhere. I think I have to update myself on how to "handle" children today. I wonder how all kids born in the past survived ?? Even I who was sleeping in a drawer because there was no bed !

Toby of course has changed a lot since Christmas when we saw him the last time and is now a big boy of a little more than 65 cm (26 inches), a friendly, easy baby which loves to smile and has a very good appetite. He gets all excited when he sees his bottle !



The young parents were very busy and also quiet tired, little babies take a lot of energy !



Mr. G. interrupted his peaceful routine life and played the clown for little Toby. It was amazing that Toby mostly smiled with his Nonno (Grandpa) and less with me and I would even say less with his parents, but there I may be wrong. I recognized my old Mr. G. behaving like he did when he was a young father. Of course meanwhile he got a little rusty.




I too had my fun with Toby and when he didn't want to do his nap, I read him the instructions of "how to safe electricity" and "how to use Internet" because I didn't have another text near to me to read to him. He was really very interested and .... almost fell asleep but only almost ! Mr. G. who sat besides me was fighting not to fall asleep with my sweet explanations about electricity bills !



Saturday night, when Toby slept we had a nice Sushi, with some interruptions because the very conscientious young parents had to check on Toby each time he made a little noise, and as you can see Arthur replaced them at the table.

On Sunday, while they went to the Waterloo market I visited an exhibition of a Photographer who is specialized in Photoshop and also gives lessons. As it's already some time that I wanted to take Photoshop lessons, I asked him if he also teached. And he did ! So now I have to decide on the day and will finally learn at least a little about photoshop. It's also nice that the guy is living just around the corner.






15 comments:

diane b said...

That must be the best weekend. You look so happy being a grandma and Mr G a funny Grandpa. The parents sound a little over the top with their parenting but must admit young parents these days get bombarded with a whole lot of information and it takes them a while to realise common sense is allowed.Hopefully they will calm down soon.

Jo said...

Oh what a lovely weekend for you all Gattina. I love Mr G and his antics in front of the baby. What a sweet man. He sounds very special. You look gorgeous, a beautiful grandma for such a beautiful little boy. I'm sure he will use the camp cot when he next comes. All my grands do now. Very handy and I think you were WONDERFUL to buy it for him when the family visits. Hugs Jo

Gracie said...

The little boy is becoming cute and cuter.....

Maribeth said...

He has gotten so big! Amazing!

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Already that big! Time really flies, soon he'll be a teenager and vroooam around on a vespa ;-)

That's great that you can have Photoshop lessons so nearby. I'm looking forward to see some more of your photo work later then.

Auntie E said...

He is so cute, looks and sound like you all had a great weekend.

Kay L. Davies said...

How wonderful for you, Gattina. He's a little darling, and he really is getting so big! Childcare fashions seem to change every 20 years or so, but I'm sure Toby will do just fine because all of you love him so much.
I laughed and laughed at you reading him Internet books and utility bills!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

A Lady's Life said...

This was a very cold week end so we played in the snow took the dog out packed boxes and crocheted listened to CNN and all the horrible news, put gas in our tank which came to 85 dollars for one car.
did shopping 2x cause I forgot things.
enjoyed a bottle of wine and kept warm.
but you had a fascinating time playing with a true blessing.:)

Mar said...

Never heard of a bed being too large for a baby...! Blogging keeps teaching me new things ;)

Mar said...

Oh,and loved all of little Toby's pictures, he is adorable!

ladyfi said...

What an adorable baby! So cute!

Loree said...

That was nice that you got to see your grandson. Baby's are tiring, of course, but so much fun. My weekend was mostly dull. It was cold and rainy and I had a fever. So I stayed indoors and wrapped myself in a blanket. Now I am losing my voice.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like you had a busy but fun visit with your grandson and the family. Toby is a beautiful baby. Congrats!

Linens and Royals said...

What a great weekend you had with Toby. Yes times have changed and I think we must ask the new parents advice before we buy anything. I hope Toby love cats and all your cats love Toby

Vlado&Toni said...

you look so happy with your Grandson Gattina - what a lovely weekend! a memorable one indeed, the first of the many visits definitely..