10 Nov 2014


Another busy weekend ! My son and family had arrived to celebrate Toby's 4th birthday with us. It wasn't really his birthday as it is on November 17th only, but this day he will celebrate with his Dutch family.

He was quite surprised when he saw all the gifts on the breakfast table ! With unwrapping he was as quick as a weasel !

He loved the Lego Duplo planes and also the Birthday cake set with which he can play in his kitchen. Toby loves to cook !

Considering that we live near the Waterloo battle field, our living room looked like a battle field too !

After lunch we went with him and his parents to the Autoworld museum in Brussels. What a fun for a little boy, but for the old once too !

Father and son walking through the exhibition. The sun was shining and afterwards we went for a little walk through the park surrounding the Cinquantenaire Arch

Mr. G. visit or not didn't want to miss his Formular 1 ! The only sport he is watching on TV. Arthur watched too, and Toby tried out the headset.

After a pasta with chicken supper, (which child doesn't love pasta) where the big and the little men ate like horses, the day was over and he went to bed. We didn't stay up long either, we both were tired, at our vintage age we don't have the strength anymore as we had even 10 years ago ! The parents had been invited at friends.

On Sunday a big birthday party in a place called "Kid's factory" had been organized by my son.

One of his best friends arrived with his family to show us his new Porsche ! He was so proud of his new toy ! His son is half a year older than Toby, and it seems that they are big friends too.

We all drove to the place where a nice birthday table had been put up.

Before the kids started their celebration, we met with my son's friends and their families and had a lot of fun ! I sat together with their wives and we had a lot to chat !

Then we went to the birthday table and the big cake arrived ! Toby's mum cut the cake and it disappeared in no time !

Toby got a lot of gifts, now he can open a shop ! We all had a real nice time and at 4 pm we all left. We went home and they packed their stuff to drive back to Amsterdam. Toby wanted to stay with us, but then followed his parents to the car and off they went.

Mr. G. fell on the sofa to watch the Formular 1 again and recovered from the noise of certainly around 100 kids who had climbed and played all together on the different games ! There were other birthday parties going on too ! Fortunately the noise hadn't bothered me at all, and I chilled out behind my computer ! The cats were happy that our visitors were gone, except Arthur who missed Toby to play with ! He even went with him to the car !


Andrew said...

He's a lovely looking lad and as my mother would say, how nice that he has a little black friend. Of course kids don't see skin colour and I expect Toby won't have issues with skin colour in the future.

LP said...

That looks like a colourful and fun day :) Thanks for dropping by our blog!

the critters in the cottage xo

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A fun and busy weekend. Laughed at you saying that Toby could open his own shop. Our great grandsons (7 and 5) could certainly do that. Plus all their toys these days (except the legos) make noise. Lots of noise.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - sounds like you had a fun time ... and Toby obviously is thoroughly happy with his 4th birthday ... toys - so wonderful to play.

Lovely to see ... cheers Hilary