23 May 2011


Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of May 21. You never know if you need an alibi ! If you participate please put the little logo on the top of your post and leave your link.

This weekend was quiet busy for us, we had the visit of our son with his little family. I hadn't seen Toby, now 6 months old in real, since February and of course he has changed a lot.

When they arrived Toby was hungry and I tried to get used to bottle feeding again, after a pause of 37 years ! Fortunately he is an easy baby and has a very good appetite !

With the bottle it worked well.

a little less with an avocado, he only has started with consistant food since a week.

but he didn't cry, he swallowed what he could and we laughed a lot about his grimaces. He is already a big boy of a little more than 8 kgs (18 lbs) and mesures 72 cm (28 inches) !

After our lunch and his nap, Dad and Granddad tried to put up an ombrella, the soil was so hard because it hadn't rained for quiet a while so that Nonno G used great means !

Finally Toby was comfortable installed and played, I was reading, a neighbor came over who knew my son since he was 2 years old and found that Toby looks a lot like him. The parents meanwhile took the opportunity to do some shopping.

Toby tries out my carnival wig but always wanted to put it in his mouth instead of leaving it on his head.

For supper we had a nice Sushi meal, I had ordered (and forgot to take a picture) and the first day was already over. We had been so lucky with the weather so that we could spent the whole time in the garden.

Sunday morning I had a big surprise when I opened the stores ! I just had time to grap my camera

and take this picture of a fox crossing our garden ! In the 35 years I live here in this house in Waterloo, I had never seen a fox here around ! He was probably looking for some food ! Kim the cat got angry at him and chased him away !

Preparations for the walk around the market

Unfortunately the weather had changed and it was very windy. We did a little walk on the market but came back early. With a baby you have to respect feeding hours, and for that Toby is very ponctual !

We had lunch together and then they returned home to Amsterdam, Mr. G. into his bed he was exhausted, and I watched TV and relaxed !


eileeninmd said...

Your grandson is adorable, it looks like you had a great visit with yoru son and his family. Loved the photos and the fox sighting is cool.

Gracie said...

He's grown so much since the last time! I'm sure you had a great time with him.

Maribeth said...

Oh little Toby is adorable!
A Fox! Oh my. We do get them here, but then I live in the middle of the woods!

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit with dear little Toby. Babies are so interesting at this age. They seem to learn something new every minute.
And a fox! I don't think I've ever seen a fox. Lots of coyotes, but never a fox. Good thing you have a fierce cat to chase him away!
— K

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

Loree said...

Toby looks adorable in that orange wig.

Linens and Royals said...

Toby is so cute and seems to love the different food tastes. Only a short visit you had but babies can be so exhausting.
Kim is very brave to chase that fox away. Well done Kim!

Jo said...

Wow, Toby is a beautiful baby and I'm so glad you had a lovely weekend with him and his parents. A fox! Imagine that. And well done to you for capturing it on camera and to Kim for "seeing off" the intruder!(((Hugs))) Jo, PS It looked lovely and sunny in your garden on Saturday.

diane b said...

It must have been fun feeding him and babysitting too. How nice to be out in the garden sans fox. That wa a full weekend. You need the week to recover.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

A wee fellow sure has a way of refocusing family life. Such fun!