27 Oct 2017

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE - FIVE ON FRIDAY

1. Since Monday I am in Amsterdam to keep company to my 7 year old grandson, who has school holidays. So a part from things to do with kids that age I have nothing special to report, the world is still turning.

2.When I arrived I picked him up at his day care school and he was quite happy to see me. At home he opened the door after having deactivated the alarm, and let me in. Then he showed me where to put my things and I got the feeling that he was keeping an eye on me and not the other way around. After a nice meal (Italian, impossible to escape) I went to bed at the same time as Toby, I was tired.



3.The next day I took him to a sports hall where he met a little friend, they played basket and ping pong








and Toby won the first price, which was a basket ball. He was very proud. Of course as he is so tall it doesn't take him a lot of effort to reach the basket.

4.It was finished at 1 am and we went to a restaurant at the habour to eat a huge portion chips, which was very good. Initially he wanted to take me to the pancake restaurant but it was closed. Again I had the feeling that he took care of me and not me ! When we came home his little friend arrived shortly after and they played the whole afternoon together. I had not much or rather nothing to do.

The next morning the little friend's mother picked them up to go swimming and I was busy with my pictures. Toby in the afternoon was so tired that he shortly fell asleep in front of the TV. That was the only trouble, to get him away from that thing, he probably thought grandmas are supposed to let their grandchildren watch day and night.

5. Nearly the last day we decided to do some art work. Toby is quite talented and has a lot of patience too.



We worked with clay and acrylic



The first item was a little hedgehog, then he continued with a witch, a spider and a mouse. The other things are still unnamed or modern art.



Then he asked me to sit on a chair showed me how to put my legs and my head and then he painted me ! I think he did it very well, at least my red pullover was right. My face a little pale. The head besides was a secret according to him.

After lunch we went to this huge library for all kid's ages. It's so well equipped with tablets, computers, games and thousand of books. I was a bit surprised that a lady in black greeted me, but apparently I was the only one. Completely black in an official place from the city I had never seen in Belgium, the women wear scarfs but not black.





Toby handled the computer or tablet like an old computer scientist, even the lady who was responsible was chased away, Mr. Toby managed everything alone.

And before we went home we made a selfie.

So it had been a very nice week, in fact it was the first time that I was with Toby alone during the whole days. Worked perfectly ! 





more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

19 comments:

Fun60 said...

Well done. How lovely to have some one to one time with Toby on your own.

Linens and Royals said...

Love the selfie, you almost look like twins (well almost) Toby has really kept you busy.

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds like a great week, enjoying the company of your Grandson and making some very special memories for you both.

Andrew said...

When you are no longer around, Toby will remember his grandmother well, and what fun she was.

Faith said...

oh how fun you had with your grandson and how cute he is!!! i LOVE all the art work!!

Kathie said...

So glad you had such fun with Toby! What a handsome little man he is, as well as smart! :)

Barbara H. said...

What a wonderful time with your grandson! He is so cute and has grown so much. I am impressed with his clay sculptures! It's neat you can share that interest in art together.

Lea said...

It does sound like a fun week!
Loved all the photos!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Susan said...

What a wonderful week you had with Toby.
Yes, I think he got your likeness very well.
How fun that you also did clay work with him. I love doing art/craft projects with my grandchildren.
It does seem that Toby did a great job taking care of you. :)
Have a good week.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Toby is adorable. He is quite the talented artist too. Sounds like you had a lot of fun together.

Tamago said...

Sounds like Toby took good care of his grandma :-) Glad you had lots of fun together. I love his art works. Hedgehog, spider, etc. are very cute and the picture of you is wonderful! Love the selfie, too :-)

Mara said...

Well done you. Since I never had children of my own, my limit to children is restricted to about two days! After that I get quite antsy.

diane b said...

Wow That must have been tiring but satisfying. I get the same feeling with Fox when its just the two of us. He is looking after me instead of the other way around. They are adorable.

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Looks like a wonderful week! Fantastic artwork.

Wendy said...

What a great week you had! It must have been lovely spending such quality time with Toby - he's a lovely boy. I expect you were glad of a rest by the end of it though lol

Willow said...

What fun, Grandma! Toby obviously was taking wonderful care of you!

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Hi there! I found you on the Friday Five link up, I didn't make it in time but plan to join in the future. Your little guy is adorable. Glad he did such a good job of watching after you. I bet you were exhausted! :)

Susanne said...

Your grandson is adorable. Sounds like he kept you quite busy and out of trouble.

Tricky Wolf said...

The little hedgehog is my favourite!