13 Apr 2015


Our son and family had arrived for the weekend to celebrate Mr. G's birthday. They slept at his best friend's home, so that Toby could play with the little son same age of his friend, to improve his French ! The sun was with us the first day and I went over to see them. Mr. G had his card playing afternoon.

My son had prepared delicious hamburgers and enjoyed to see his friends again, he knew from childhood on. The little boys played together and devoured their hamburger ! I hadn't seen the friend's wife for a long time so we had a lot to chat ! It was a perfect afternoon in the warm sunshine.

The next day it was raining ! My son brought the children over and they played inside,

They watched a little TV and in the afternoon we went to a covered playground where they ran around and played to their hearts content, while we adults had a coffee and sat in the bar.

In the evening we went all together to a nice restaurant. Of course it was boring for the children to wait for their Spaghettis, but the ice cream afterwards made the waiting worthwhile.

We returned home alone and fell into our beds ! Not used anymore to have little kids around, but we enjoyed it very much.

The next day we had again a wonderful weather

I forgot to take a picture of Mr. G's birthday cake, which our son has brought along, all I could get was the little rest on Toby's plate !

Toby had discovered our croquet game

and the whole family played together, except me, I was too lazy and then I had to take pictures !

At the end we wanted to make a nice picture of us with Toby, but the sun was so bright that it hurt his eyes and he didn't want to pose anymore, only sitting on the motor bike could convince him to pose.

Time flew by so quickly and they had to return to Amsterdam early has Toby has school again on Monday.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - that's great Mr G had a lovely birthday and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves - thankfully you had one good day of weather.

Lovely photos - cheers Hilary

Gracie said...

It was great that you celebrated with the family! A late Happy Birthday to your husband from Italy!

Maribeth said...

Oh my goodness! Toby is getting so tall! But then his Daddy and Grandpa are both very tall, as are you. Seems this little boy will not stay little too long!

Loree said...

It looks like you're having some nice warm weather. Happy birthday to Mr G.

Fun60 said...

How wonderful to have some sunshine to enjoy the birthday fun.

Sandra Carlier said...

A beautiful WE with Toby and family!!! The yellow moto is marvelous! And how nice to play in the garden! The place looks so familiar for me! It's like I was with you!

Andrew said...

Father, son and grandson. They all look alike. It looks like you had a nice time.

Cloudia said...

Lovely bunch of folks

ALOHA from Honolulu,

Jodi said...

What a fun weekend you had!!! Love all of your pictures!! The grass is so green!!! I am ready for that here in the States!! Thanks for playing along!!! Have a great week!

Jo said...

Happy birthday Mr G. I'm so glad you had good weather for the whole time!

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun!

Linens and Royals said...

Lovely photos, Toby looks so grown up. Happy Birthday MrG.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy belated to Mr G ... a nice way to celebrate. We always like visiting the kids when we had ou own RV to sleep in -- it makes less stress on a visit when you have a little bit of time away from them. Everyone is happier.