I just had the time to unpack my suitcase, when on Friday evening our son with family arrived !
Mr. G. had had his birthday and as it was in the middle of the week they came for the weekend.
The Easter bunny had brought a Lego box for Toby who has just turned 5 in November and I thought Mr. G. hadn't paid attention because this helicopter was for 7 to 12 years old kids.
Toby was very happy with this gift and put it together in no time, half on Friday evening and as it was late the next half on Saturday morning. I just couldn't believe it. Sometimes he asked for help but only to push or pull when his little fingers were not strong enough. To me all these little pieces seemed so complicated and I would never have been able to put them together.
And as the helicopter was finished, of course he needed something else and Mr. G. went with him to the toy shop and they came back with another Lego box this time "Ninjago", all new things which I don't know at all, my last Japanese toy invention was Goldrake when my son was little. The Ninjas came later.
This complicated thing was even worse it was for 8 to 14 years old ! I don't even know what it represents, the guy who invented this has a diabolic imagination ! The figures are so ugly and the whole thing itself. But that is only the opinion of a grandma ! Again it was put together quickly sometimes but not very often, mum had to help, we were completely out !
And here is the car of the future ?? I wonder if I could do my shopping easily with it.
In the evening we celebrated Mr. G's birthday in the restaurant L'Orangerie du Prince Mont St.Jean farm. The meal was delicious and everybody liked the restaurant too. The farm is part of the Waterloo battle.
The next day despite the cold weather Toby played croquet in our garden. I stayed inside, I didn't want to catch a cold again. Toby loves very much this game !
Before we went to have lunch with my son's friend, Toby watched a little TV. Arthur was there of course too, but he was quite disappointed this time because Toby didn't play or petted him. The other cats realized that there was not a crazy little boy in the house chasing their tails so they all showed up and slept where they usually sleep.
My son's friend had moved into his new house a few month ago, we hadn't seen it yet and found it very beautiful ! Behind there is an enormous garden where the boys ran around built a hut and had a lot of fun. Benji is just a few months older than Toby and they understand each other very well. The two dads were purring !
They tried to exercise on the piano, making modern art music, I was looking for my ear plugs in my purse, but had none !
Then they played a more quiet game, called solitaire, while we had our coffee after a delicious brunch with cheese, ham, sausages and other goodies.
Of course we had a lot to talk as we hadn't seen each other since last summer and before they moved.
Time went by so quickly, and we had to say good bye, we returned home and our son with family to Amsterdam. What a nice weekend !