11 May 2012
FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE
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1. The week started with sunshine, so I had the opportunity to plant my flowers which I had bought last Friday and which were still standing on the terrace.
I collected a lot of snail shells, I had put a special product on the plants to kill them because this year again we have a whole snail invasion !
2. The next day it rained again, so I still have 3 pots to be filled with plants. I also had to go to the dermatologist to check a spot I have on the skin and I don't want to get skin cancer, fortunately everything was OK.
3. My son called me and asked me if I could come to Amsterdam for 2 days to babysit little Toby, because they had important things to do, where they couldn't take him along as he only goes 3 days per week to daycare for the moment.
In pouring rain I took the train, and arrived in Amsterdam at 5 pm. My son had told me to go to the left when I get out of the station and there I should ask where the tramway stops are. Of course as usual I probably mixed up left with right, but suddenly I arrived in front of a tramway, where my son patted me on my shoulder ! I couldn't explain him how I arrived at the right place immediately !
4. I started my Grandma job for the first time and asked them for the "user manual" after more than 30 years things have changed and I also had forgotten. But it came back quite quickly and we spent a nice time together. He was really a very easy baby at least when he was alone with me.
We played together, watched a little baby movie and then he ate with big appetite a whole roll with raisins !
The weather was as bad as in Belgium, but fortunately in the afternoon it cleared up and we went to the "Keukenhof" which is very famous for it's Tulip flowers fields and also called the Garden of Europe.
We walked around, and admired the flowers and little Toby had fun on the playground and in the little zoo with little pigs, goats and a cute calf. Toby shared an ice cream with me and liked it very much.
Today will return home to Waterloo. I am very happy with the result of my first Grandma job. Apperently Toby got quickly used to me.