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Saturday, 14 June 2014

FATHER'S DAY MINUS ONE


Well, I had a surprise visit this morning by a 'cute' little fellow, who brought both his parents along.

Eat your heart out!! - it's my grandson, Peter.

Just look at those big blue eyes!

I think he'll be just like his grandpa - he'll just see something he wants and will just go out and get it - who can resist him?


Here he is sitting in Maria's rocking chair - I bet she's smiling down at him from Heaven.  


He's quite a little 'rocker' for only 8 months and his balance is terrific.  He learned very quickly how to rock the chair and never once fell forward. 

He eats his solid like there was no tomorrow - it is incredible the amount he stuffs in that cute little mouth and it never comes out!
He was happy wearing his sun hat because in England we are experiencing a heatwave and he had been outside, but eventually he took it off and got down to a really meaningful and serious conversation with his Grandpa, in baby language.  Yes, I still remember it!


. . . . . but not before demolishing a lion


"It was so easy grandpa, even a baby could do it! . . . he is just a big soft pussy cat!"



He put on his hat again and gave us a long rendition of "Dadadadadada!", obviously expressing his affection for his father, my son Jon . . . . but his mother, Lisa, is being very patient to hear the magic words, "Mamamamama"

His Grandpa then took him into the lounge to give him a piano lesson; his second, and boy did he have some fun!  He was squealing with delight as he banged away at the bass notes whilst his Grandpa tried hard to add the melody on top.  We were there for over half an hour.

About a week ago he visited me again with Jon and Lisa and we took a few shots of him in my somewhat overgrown garden.


He rather liked Grandpa's clematis flower and soon tried to eat it.


He didn't want Grandpa's sun hat, "Silly thing!", he said, "it's far too big for me, but I want that flower!"


And here are the proud parents - love them to bits - both just 22.

Lisa and Jon - I am so proud of them both.  What a gorgeous little family.  Lisa was telling me that many people stop her and ask if they can admire Peter, saying he is the most adorable baby they have seen - I wonder if he will be a movie star!

They are coming over to see me tomorrow for Father's Day and so are my daughter, Selina, and Matt - I love them lots too.  I have always brought up my kids to be very affectionate and considerate and kind.

This has been re-payed many-fold, for they are both well loved and useful members of the community.

Jon once sent me a card, "No matter how tall I grow dad, I shall always look up to you!"

And Selina's card, "Anyone can be a Father, but it takes someone real special to be  a Daddy!"

They both know how to get round their dad.

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  1. smiles...hope you have a great fathers day getting to see them...
    those little ones keep us young dont they....ha

    love that last quote too...truth in that too...

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    1. Thanks Brian - Happy Father's Day to you too.

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  2. Aw...such a very sweet post! You have a beautiful family...lots of love and happiness ...that is so wonderful! I hope you have an extra special Father's Day with your kids and an extra special bit of happiness as the first time to be a grand dad! How very fun. So nice that Peter is so fond of you, too. What a riot you two must be on the piano!

    And isn't it interesting that your Father's Day is the same as ours but not Mother's Day!

    Happy, happy day to you on Father's Day, Eddie! xo

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    1. Thanks Betsy - yes we are very fortunate - I am to have my children and Peter.

      Yes strange our two countries don't share the same day for Mother's Day - obviously something you lot have got wrong! ROFL

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  3. Your children sound as though they are definitely in love with their Dad! Peter is adorable, I expect that he will grow up to love his Dad just as much as your children love you. xx

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    1. Yes it is amazing - because although Jon is 22 every time he sees me he always says, "Dad, I love you!"
      Quite wonderful - and he is not a big softy - he can stand up for himself in this world as well.

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  4. Aw, you're blessed. It's lovely being a grandparent.

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    1. Hi Jenny - it is indeed!
      It would be nice if you could take his photo!
      Nice to see you

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  5. I love these pictures Eddie!
    Peter is adorable and cute:)
    Have a nice father'sday Eddie
    BTW im looking the foootball game in brazil of
    england and italy!

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  6. Peter is certainly a handsome chap, who does he take after I wonder? Let's see . . . .could it be Jon. . .maybe, but I think it's Lisa.
    I didn't realise it was Fathers Day today (Sunday) until I read it here, I don't watch telly, buy newspapers or go out very often now.

    You said "in England we are experiencing a heatwave". You do tell some whoppers! Where I live it's been sunny for a few days, but the breeze is a bit too chilly for my liking. I'll be glad when I can leave my overcoat, gloves and scarf off!

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    1. Must be my thick blood, Keith!!
      It's blooming hot down here
      Where's your picture gone?

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    2. I think Betsy took it to frame and have on her desk?

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    3. Yes I see - just between the two of us she is always talking about you!
      What is your secret with the ladies? - tell me!

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    4. Haha I love what Keith said:)
      Good one!

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    5. Yes it is a good one!! Keith is very funny . . . . lol
      Would you like my picture to hang in your kitchen? lol :)

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    6. Can I have a large picture of you also Eddie, to hang in the garden? I need something to scare the birds off my peas!

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    7. Gawd, look, Keith's got his picture back again. Did Betsy "'return to sender, address unkown" LOL
      You may certainly have a picture of me if you think it will frighten the birds off your peas, but I am sorry to say all it will do is to charm all the birds out of the trees!" LOL Isn't that right Gloria?

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    8. Does not compute!
      Could I have a modern day translation please . . . . . . lol

      AND GLORIA - WHERE ARE YOU?? ROFL
      AND BETSY- WHERE ARE YOU?
      AND EVERYBODY - WHERE ARE YOU?
      AND LINDA - I'll forgive you - you are at the cottage . . . . .

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  7. What an adorable baby, Eddie! And I do see a resemblance to his grandpa. Happy Father's Day!

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  8. Ahhhhh... This is MY kind of post, Eddie.I could gush on and on about how cute your Grand is...and I think I will!
    What gorgeous eyes!! I'm sure that he has your heart. It doesn't take but one look at one's Grand, and one's heart becomes mush.
    I'm so glad that you will see your children tomorrow. I am quite sure that you are and always have been a marvelous father.
    I take this opportunity to wish you a blessed and happy Father's Day.
    Yes, Maria is looking down with love upon her sweet Grandson.
    Happy Father's Day to you, my friend.
    Give hugs to that gorgeous Grandson of yours,
    Jackie

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    1. Thank you Jackie.
      I thought he'd melt your heart . . .

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  9. That's either a huge clematis you have there - or a smaller baby than one might suppose! LOL Both are great, nevertheless...

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    1. Hi Pen . . . . . I guess it's the clematis flower that is big!!

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  10. Good to see you enjoying your grandson and nice to see photos of him and your son and daughter-in-law. Enjoy your Fathers Day with your kids and grands. I always thought you were a great father. And you are.

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    1. Thank you CiCi . . . . you are very kind.
      I think God chose just the right children for me and my late wife, Maria, was hand picked by God for me too. :)
      . . . . and as for little Peter . . . . . all the angels got together and gift wrapped that one!! :)

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  11. lol he is staring at you like you got a booger on your face
    Hopefully that wasn't the case
    But all ready for the shot
    And even the lion got got
    Hope you have a great father's day
    At your bay

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    1. Booger on the face
      I had to look it up
      That was not the case
      You are a cheeky pup. . . . . . lol

      And he didn't do a 'meo'
      When he beat uo Leo

      Yes I had good father's day
      Thanks - it was great, OK

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  12. Hi Eddie, such a sweet little guy and his big blue eyes are an attention stealer. Have a lovely Father's day....

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    1. Thank you Linda.
      I think he's going to break a few hearts later . . . . lol

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  13. Omg, what a cutie pie little Peter is! Love his beautiful blue eyes and all of the photos! And so nice to see his parents, too. You are very blessed, my friend, to have such a wonderful family. Hope your day was wonderful! Happy Father's Day! Cheers, cher!

    NM lol

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    1. Thank you Nanny Marguerite LOL - Yes he is a little 'cutie pie' - love that expression.

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  14. Peter is just a doll! What beautiful eyes! It sounds like you will have a wonderful Father's Day!

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    1. Yes thank you Michelle.
      Managed to see them all but not togerther unfortunately..
      . . . and yes he has beautiful eyes . . . . . :)

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  15. Love the expression in most of the photos: "What in heck have I gotten myself into by entering this world?"

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    1. Yes . . . . you're absolutely right. He might be thinking that . . . . but he might just spit in the eye of this sad, sad world. :)

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  16. A singular little fellow for sure! Just as special as his Grandpa who cut the trail for his dad & him. How wonderful it must be to enjoy such blessings, dear Eddie!


    Warm ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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    1. Thanks Cloudia and yes it is wonderful. xo

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  17. He's a cutie-patootie, Eddie. Such beautiful eyes - he's just taking it all in. Happy Belated Father's Day to you and your son.

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    1. Thank you Suzie - he is rather special - but I am biased of course xo

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  18. Oh, what lovely family you have, Eddie! And the little one - the flower of the Garden! :)xx ~ Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thank you and you are most welcome!
      I am very pleased to meet you.
      Yes I am blessed with my family.

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  19. Hi Eddie.....
    You are certainly lucky yo have such a lovely family...
    I really like the shot of Peter looking at the Clematis♥️
    Hope you had a great Dad's Day...and got smothered in prezzies....
    When do you start minding Peter?

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Ah! Thank you Linda . . . . the dear little chap loved the Clematis too . . . . . it is nearly as big as his face . . . lol
      Yes I am blessed to have such a faimily. I will look after we call it minding too) Peter for two days starting in September/October. I will have to get into training because he will be walking/running then . . . . . omg :)

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    2. You will be great Eddie...Peter will be in good hands♥️

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    3. Thanks Linda - actually I am looking forward to it! ♥ (see - I can do it too! . . . . . lol)

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    4. Oh...I see the heart!
      Did you google it?

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    5. Yes on the keyboard Alt then 3 like this ♥

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  20. Hi Eddie - what lovely photos and such positive thoughts about your kids - and it does appear that you and Maria have done a lovely job with the kids .. and that means they'll do the same for that chubby little delight, Peter .. isn't he gorgeous .. no wonder you're so proud ...

    Cheers and have some happy times with them all ... Hilary

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