28 Jul 2017

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE - FIVE ON FRIDAY

1. The week started with an exhibition of Dinosaurs ! My grandson is staying with his little friend and so we went all together to see these enormous animals ! Today we still have some of them but they shrank to little lizards or crocodiles etc.



Toby was in admiration in front of the dinosaurs and was not afraid at all, despite the fact that they were roaring very loud and made a lot of different sounds. He had got a plan with the explanation of each dinosaur and thoroughly put a stamp on each one he had seen. (I think he was the only kid who did that) He really was very interested. I too was impressed, when I saw the size of the trees and the size of the monster !



After having seen all species they watched a film showing the beginning and the end of the dinosaur period.

2. Of course that made us thirsty and we went to the Atomium Brussels' symbol and the boys admired the huge balls. In the last ball of the top is a restaurant.



After a drink we rested a bit before the boys wanted and ice cream.



which they got and ate it on "be. welcome" !



Then they watched two "dinos" who performed for a publicity.





And of course my friend made a picture of us with the Atomium in the background !

3. The next day there was nothing special to do for me, because Toby went with his friend, to the Belgian seafront where they wanted to visit a huge playground. I sorted out my photos and cleaned the house a bit, as my dear cleaning lady is on holidays !

4. It was scrabble day again and for once I was second ! Usually I am always at the end !



During our coffee break, we chatted of course !

5. It was Toby's last morning in Waterloo. When I wanted to pick him up at 10 am, they were all sleeping they had been so tired from the day at the sea. Finally we left at two. The highway was nearly free only trucks and a lot ! But we arrived without any problem. Toby slept most of the time he was sad and tired. Now I will stay in Amsterdam until Sunday and I hope the weather will be kind with me ! 








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14 comments:

Maribeth said...

Oh my! As I read the post and looked at the pictures I was once again reminded that our grandchildren are really growing up so fast! Seems like just yesterday that Toby and Savannah were but dreams in our minds! Now they are grown up children! I go to see Savannah and Quinn tomorrow!

Tanya Breese said...

what a fun day spent making great memories...wonderful photos and i love the photo of you and the happy kids!

Lea said...

Looks like a wonderful fun time with Toby and friends!
I have not played Scrabble in years, but I enjoy playing dominoes with my husband's cousins on Sunday afternoons. And once a month I go to a Senior Citizen Center for Bingo. Lots of fun!

Andrew said...

Do you find that children like Toby are so much smarter and better educated than we were at his age? They have such a better understanding of the world....and of course, technology.

Fun60 said...

Sounds as though he had a wonderful holiday with his friend. Enjoy Amsterdam.

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Looks like a fun day and a fun place! Enjoyed all the pictures.

Mara said...

I once went to a Dinosaur museum in Canada and I think Toby would have loved it there! They showed how they got the remains of the dinosaurs out of the rock and all. Very interesting!

Crimson Kettle said...

All children seem to be fascinated by dinosaurs, isn't it strange! Enjoy your trip to Amsterdam.

Wendy said...

Oh it looks like Toby had a great time. Enjoy your weekend.

Barbara H. said...

Wow, Toby has frown up so much. The dinosaur exhibit looks so fun! Glad you had a great time with your grandson and friends.

Barbara H. said...

That was supposed to say Toby has grown so much - not frown.

Tamago said...

Sounds like your grandson Toby really enjoyed the dinosaurs exhibit, and a had great stay there!
I wish you a wonderful weekend in Amsterdam!

Claudie Cartereau said...

Que d'aventures avec Toby ! C très cool ! Je ne savais pas que tu jouais au scrabble !

Loree said...

I hope weather was kind and that you had a wonderful time in Amsterdam. My son used to love dinosaurs and we saw a similar exhibit to the one you went to at the Field Museum in Chicago. Now he has forgotten about the dinosaurs and it into planes and tanks.