Thursday, March 27, 2014

Big smiles


Grandson and his dad have gone down south to visit the other grandparents while Daughter 1 has stayed behind with Granddaughter to tend to their elderly guinea pig. Today we looked after Granddaughter by herself for a while, which was a treat. Grandson is so chatty and entertaining that it's easy to pay less attention to his little sister. (I write this with feeling, being myself a second child - though actually less attention is sometimes a good thing.)


She is very jolly indeed.

She's standing though not yet walking.



She had fun playing with Grandson's toys. He is not very keen on this but, crucially, he wasn't there.


We went out for a walk. I put my hat on her, since we didn't have hers with us.

Later, I went out for a meal with some ex-colleagues. We talked about cancer and arthritis and living on a pension and how we felt about dying. "I almost didn't come tonight," said one friend as we parted, "because I'd had such a rotten week. But I feel better now."

Cheerful chat with chums. You can't beat it. Or it might have been the wine.

9 comments:

  1. SO CUTE! I love the cheerful wave of Car Teddy at the end.

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  2. You're so funny. I love the picture of granddaughter in the basket of toys -- doesn't it seem like just yesterday that you snapped a similar picture of grandson?

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  3. Lots of cute baby pictures here! I had to laugh at your last paragraph - I also find that when I'm with my friends of that certain age, that we talk about our medications, health issues, and so on, then we sigh "Gosh we sound just like our mothers, don't we"..

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  4. She is such an adorable, precious little person! Loved watching her via the photos.

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  5. Lovely to see Little Sister in charge!

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  6. What a happy soul she is. She is at about the same stage as our second granddaughter. Up on her feet but only occasionally launching into a few steps!

    I love meeting up with former teaching colleagues/friends. A real boost and a chance for some happy memories to resurface.

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  7. May she always have such happiness in her heart.

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  8. Such a sweet and smiley girl, she is lovely.

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  9. I love the look of glee on her smiley face as she delves into her big brother's toy box....ha haaa, he can't stop me now!!

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