8 Jul 2013

WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND ?



Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of July 8 . If you participate please put the little logo on the top of your post and leave your link.

This was quiet a special weekend ! Today is my 70th birthday, I leave the 60th to join the 70th ! And to celebrate with the family we went to Amsterdam !



Our little 2 1/2 year old grandson Toby, recognized us immediately and greeted us cheerfully. He then unwrapped the little gifts we had brought and while we were having a drink on the patio, he was playing in his private "swimming pool".



After his afternoon nap, we went by tram to Amsterdam, because it's quiet impossible to go there by car especially now where it is packed with tourists. We took a sightseeing boat, which was a birthday gift for me and had a lot of fun. Toby sat in the tram and then Nonno (Grandpa) walked him to the boat where we took a seat. The weather was wonderful, sunny and warm. Perfect for such a tour.



I was especially amused by the houseboats, where people live, some of them looked so funny. Lots of young people were in their boats and the tables were full with beer cans ! They sang and played music and had a lot of fun and waved towards the sightseeing boats. Mr. G. was delighted, there was a couple of Italians sitting with us ! So he translated for them into Italian.



When we came back my birthday party started ! I had no time to take a picture of the gifts because Toby started to help me to unwrap the packages ! Therefore I only have a picure aferwards ! I was really very spoilt, I got a selfmade drawing from Toby, a framed picture of the both of us, and a very sophisticated Kindle "ebook reader". It's much more than only to read books because it also has Internet, I can watch movies etc. I haven't read yet all the possibilities. Mr. G. offered me a lapis lazuli necklace with the appropriate earrings.


While Toby's Daddy did the barbecue, mummy dressed the table and Toby hungry waited for the first sausage. The meal was delicious and we could sit outside the whole time.



On Sunday morning we went to a little beach near their house and I had the first sunbath this year !  Toby tried out my seat, Nonno prepared a sand castle and Daddy pulled Toby in his little boat. It was like a real holiday.



After lunch Toby showed me how he put the rails of his train together and played with the little wagons, then we loaded the car and returned home.

And tomorrow I will celebrate again this time with my friends.

15 comments:

diane b said...

The weather was perfect for your weekend celebrations. Happy Birthday. Nice presents too. Having fun with Toby must have been a treat.

Jo said...

Oh wow! Happy 70th to you, Gattina! What a lovely weekend you had with even the weather playing fair! You look good for the big 7! (((Hugs))) Jo

Linens and Royals said...

Happy Birthday and you received some wonderful gifts. No better way to spend such a special birthday than with family. XO

Mar said...

Herzliche Glückwünsche zum runden Geburtstag!! happy birthday to youuuu! what a wonderful and sunny weekend you had, and I think you got a Kindle Fire, you'll love it. Enjoy your day, wishing you sunshine and laughter.

Cezar and Léia said...

oh yes, delicious weather, finally we have Summer and sunshine! :)
Toby is adorable, so beautiful portraits and images!
Congratulations and Happy Happy Birthday!
Léia

Sandra Carlier said...

Happy birthday to you, Gattina ! What a marvelous report about your birthday in Amsterdam! Incredible as your little grandchild makes me feel to you ! Son visage me fait penser à toi c incroyable ! The sightseeing on the boat looks fabulous!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Happy Birthday Gattina - sounds like you had the most idyllic of family weekends .. perfect for one and all ...


... and that sun was out - brilliant. Gorgeous photos too ..

Love your presents - the Kindle sounds interesting, while I love Lapis Lazuli ..

Enjoy - cheers Hilary

Fun60 said...

What a fabulous birthday weekend. The weather was just waiting for your birthday. Many congratulations.

Andrew said...

What a wonderful weekend and my very best wishes for your birthday. I didn't realise you were quite that age.

Maribeth said...

I love my Kindle Fire! In fact I am bringing it with me today, as I have to go to Boston for my first reconstructive plastic surgery! Wish me luck!

Life in a Small Town said...

Happy Birthday! Stretch the celebration out as long as you can!
That Toby is one handsome little boy!

gracie1961 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! It seems they really spoiled you with such a great time all together!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

HAPPY Belated Birthday Gattina! And welcome to the 70s (I haven't found it too bad, so far).

A Lady's Life said...

Happy 70th Gattina!

You had a wonderful birthday and a grandson to help you open presents lol
I remember taking that tourist boat a long time ago in Amsterdam.
It was wet outside and we were close to the train station as well.

jennyfreckles said...

Well, happy birthday. 70 years young! Looks like you had fun celebrating. Your grandson is cute.