21 May 2012


Helps you to remember what you have done on weekend May 19, 2012.

This weekend was very busy I and am sure we have to recuperate for a couple of days. Our son came for the first time with grandson Toby, alone, to see his Waterloo friends, and also to allow mummy to rest a bit.

Fortunately the weatherman had forseen very bad weather, rain for Saturday and Sunday and that's why the sun was shining and we even could eat on the patio and Toby could play in the garden.

First thing when he arrived he had to discover the new toys. This kept him busy for a while

Then he went outside to meet Arthur, who is the only cat who doesn't care about mini humans. Toby was very sweet and careful with him, only once he did something which made Arthur hiss, but then they were friends again. Arthur was also the vacuum cleaner and ate everything what Toby throw on the floor !

In the afternoon we went to my son's best friend who also has a little boy and they played together and watched a little movie. It was so cute to see them like a Benetton publicity !

Sitting in the big bath tube was fun and after the bath he took his last drink on Nonno's (Grandpa in Italian) lap, before he went to sleep.

Our son had taken all his old toys down from the attic, so for us it was so nice to see Toby on his Dad's little chair and donkey. But he prefered his Dad as donkey.

On Sunday we went to the "Kid's factory" a very nice inside playground for kids of all ages. Toby of course was in the corner reserved for the little once until 2.

But then he also wanted to discover the place reserved for 2 years and older, learned to climb up the steps and played in all these colorful balls. Of course sitting in a sportscar was very interesting too.

This event made him so tired that he slept for two hours, before we had lunch.

and while Daddy packed we two watched a cute little video series, called Trotro. I find it very nice and educative. Trotro is very famous in France. So it's also good for Toby to learn French as his mum speaks dutch with him.

and this is Trotro as books. Very cute.

The time went by so quickly, and they both waved good bye to Nonno and Nonna and drove back home to Amsterdam.

We two collapsed on the Sofas and took a rest !


Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Gattina,
You prepared this post with love and good energies,thanks so much for sharing, a special weekend for Nonno and Nonna and the cute Toby.
I'm enjoying your post, as I was reading a child book!Lovely story, with a touch of adventure ( Toby and Arthur playing together at the garden - the"Kids Factory" experience for Toby), a special touch of nostalgia, Trotro, that chair and the donkey!
I'm sure this weekend was very special for Toby!

Linens and Royals said...

I think Toby will want to come back soon for another visit. He looks as if he had a really fun weekend. Even Arthur is looking relaxed. I'm sure the grandparents will soon recover from their hectic weekend.

Jo said...

What a fun weekend with Toby and his dad! I love the indoor playground and how it "tired" the little boy. I love the photos of him on your and his Nonno's lap too. I also love that he learns French. He'll be a multi-linguist soon. Is he also learning Italian from his granddad and German from you? Hope you've recovered by now. Hugs Jo

Maribeth said...

How wonderful it must have been to have this visit with your boys! I love the one of Toby sitting in the little chair!
I had the baby shower and today on my page, there is a complete story!

sandra carlier said...

What a marvelous WE you had with Grandson and son! You smile on the pics speaks more than words! Sounds Mr Gattino was at the top too! Nice little Toby could discover the toys of his dad! I imagine the house was very quiet today for you all and the cats' family! What a nice WE for Toby!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What a wonderful weekend you had. Toby must have had a great time too.

Lifecruiser Travel said...

He seem to be such a nice little guy! And he's in the best age now, the exploring everything-age! Ah, isn't it incredible how exhausted one can be after kids visiting? It doesn't matter how sweet they are or have fun it is, my energy is draining... If one only could have half of their energy!

Lifecruiser Travel said...

I forgot to say: Arthur rocks as usual!

Kala said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend with your family, Gattina!

A Lady's Life said...

I think you had the best time with your grand son and wouldn't miss a moment of it no matter how tired you were lol
This is the time to enjoy :)

Melli said...

Oh Gattina! He is soooo cute! So so so so VERRRRRY cute! But my goodness he looks so TALL! Tyler is very husky, but he is short. Toby is just like his father! (actually, come to think of it, so is Tyler!) LOL! (biologically...) I'm so glad you got THIS visit with him -- and I hope you have many more like it in the future! This just sounds like such a HAPPY post! :) I love it! Thank you for tracking me down to share it!

diane b said...

He is gorgeous even though a bit short on hair. It looked like he had loads of fun with Nonno and Nonna. I know just how tired you felt. I had 3 weeks of it with two of them.