19 Oct 2015


This weekend we had the visit of our son and grandson. They arrived on Saturday morning. Unfortunately the weather was cool and very humid

After lunch, Toby has a very good appetite, we watched a little TV

Before we met with my son's friend and kids in the "Kid's factory"

We adults sat in the café while the kids had a lot of fun and were rather tired when we left after more than 2 hours.

Before supper, Mr. G. accomplished his grandpa duties, and played football (soccer) with Toby

I don't know who won, but according to the screams they enjoyed the game very much. Mr. G. had some difficulties to get up again, he has become a little (very) rusty.

Our son took the opportunity and went out, meeting with a friend, while we babysitted. In fact there is not very much to babysit, because Toby is very autonomous and does everything himself. There was no problem with going to bed neither. I left the light on a little and he was very proud when his Nonno gave him a pocket lamp in case he wouldn't find the switchers.

On Sunday after lunch, Toby cleaned the dining room and vacuumed the crumbs.

In the afternoon the sun had come out

So we went for a walk to the Abbey of Villers la Ville. It was the St. Hubert's day the protector of animals and there was a celebration in the morning. Animals were blessed and in the afternoon there was a folklore feast.

We missed the animal blessing but we visited dogs who couldn't use their hind legs anymore.

Toby was very impressed and watched a video of them on TV when they walked with their kind of "wheelchair"

After that we listened to the music and had a drink with all the people who were there and it was real fun.

Toby got a puzzle to put all European countries in the right place

I helped him a bit, but gave up quickly, although he couldn't read the names of the countries, he found where to put the pieces much quicker than I did.

Dad and Nonno tried to find the right flags for each country, but I got the impression that they both needed to revise their geographic knowledges.

We had a very nice afternoon and ended the day with a cheese fondu.


Linens and Royals said...

I can see Arthur in the background supervising his friend Toby vacuuming.

Jo said...

I love the word autonomous as in applied to children. Our oldest here in Marquard is also self-sufficient and good - when with us! How fantastic that there is a day of blessing for animals. That would never happen in South Africa - well, not where we live anyway. The map with countries is wonderful and Toby looks intelligent. I love Arthur watching as his friend cleans the dining room. Sounds like you had a good weekend.

Maribeth said...

What a nice weekend! Toby has grown up so much! Soon he will have a birthday. Just like me. I always remember because we share the date!
I was at my sisters visiting her grandchildren, and the new baby granddaughter, April. Melodie's daughter is such a good mother to her new baby. I had a wonderful time.

Reader Wil said...

How fast Toby is growing. He is quite a sturdy boy and very clever!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - it sounds a fun time bearing in mind the weather etc ... so glad they can visit you and spend time with you both. The map and country puzzle sounds very stimulating - all round!

Cheers (remember I won't be around for a fortnight or so) see you anon - Hilary

Loree said...

Cheese fondue sounds like a perfect way to end a lovely weekend.

Andrew said...

It sounds like it was a nice family weekend. I would like to try the puzzle but I might start a war by putting the wrong country in the wrong place.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Toby is getting to that perfect age, where he's quite independent but still will listen to the grownups (and still admire them).... I love that stage (which usuallly lasts for quite a few years). A perfect time to be grandparents!

Sandra Carlier said...

Nice to see how Tobby is now un grand garçon ! Sounds a lot of fun with for at Villers La Ville !