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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

GRANDPA AND GRANDSON




Following on from my first post, HERE, I am looking after my Grandson Peter for two days a week.

I am delighted to post some more pictures and to recall some highlights of his stays with me - and he is coming again tomorrow (Thursday) and again on Friday.

I have enjoyed every one of the six days he was with me.


And here is Peter himself, the 100% little Cutie Pie.

He arrives at 7.30 and from the moment he comes it is fun and games with learning, learning, learning, playing, playing, playing, sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, eating, eating, eating, and walking, walking, walking in his buggy.  

I really don't know who tries to imitate who the most.   Can you imagine me making loud gurgling noises replying to him in a busy supermarket - the looks I get sometimes.  It is sometimes so funny what women particularly say and what I reply . . . 

But I get a real buzz wheeling him around in his pushchair. 

The days commence with Peter switching on the radio and having a play with all his toys while I prepare his breakfast.


Here he is playing with his dad's old building tower which I fetched from the attic.  They did not stay on the high chair for long - he had a great time discovering Newton's Law of Gravity, as they crashed loudly onto the tiles below . . . 

Of course Linda and Betsy would post, "what is on the  menu today" - so I will tell you:

Breakfast:  2 Weetabix soaked in milk, followed by cheese cubes and a couple of peanut buttered thin slices of toast with the crusts cut off.

As I approached him with his Weetabix he started waving his little arms about furiously, which he always does, and he squealed loudly, literal translation being, "Get off your backside Grandpa and shovel it in - now !!!"

"Ok,ok,ok!  I'm coming!"



"Ready, Grandpa! I've got my bib on!"



"Well don't close your mouth until it is all in! - you could have had more if you had waited a little longer !!"



"That's better!"  - yum yum



"There, wash it all down with water and don't throw the beaker across the room this time!"

Ok time for playing while I have my breakfast and a coffee!



The more toys he has the better he likes it - he loves being surrounded by them . . . 



We stayed playing and talking for a while and I changed his nappy and made him squeal with delight when I pretended to eat his feet.  I have never seen a baby laugh so hard. Then I saw him rub his eyes and yawn so I picked him up and carried him to the rocking chair and sang some nursery rhymes to him.  They must have been incredibly boring because he fell asleep and we had a little cuddle.



I put him in his travel cot and he stayed there for over one hour asleep but woke bursting with energy and he presented me with another horrific nappy . . . . lol

After I changed him he decided to practise hauling himself up onto his feet but then shuffle bottoming across the floor, just like his Auntie Selina did.  He is not into crawling - "That's for babies," he said, "I'm going for it with walking and shuffle bottoming! That's much faster!"

Off with his jumper and let's get down to business.



What a technique! "Come on Peter, come on!"

Well he rest of the day went very well - I took him out for a walk into town to get one of his favourite treats - blueberries - he loves them.

Then back for lunch: thin slices of ham cut up and mixed vegetables which went down a treat - then a long play and some book reading:



Here he is playing Peek-a-Boo through a hole in his book and when I get closer and ask him where Grandpa's nosey is, he puts his hand through and bops me on the nose and laughs.

Inside the book there are various interesting shapes and colours and I am pretty certain he knows blue and red, for he always points to the right picture colour when I say blue or red - his Mum and Dad were rather flabbergasted. 

Then off for another walk - good exercise for Grandpa and into the park to feed the ducks - quack quack!

And I made his formula drink just when he returned home.  It did not take long for him to polish that off.

Then we heard a ring of the doorbell and is was Mummy calling to collect him.  This led to him playing a little game for us - he wanted to go to Lisa and when she took him he wanted to come back to me, then to her, then to me and he was laughing his head off.

More later . . . 


53 comments:

  1. Hi Grandpa Eddie...
    How delightful that you spend this time with your wee grandson♥️
    Your story drew me right in....I felt as if I was there with both of you....
    You are certainly a special man Eddie....to take on this responsibility by yourself...
    Three cheers for Grandpa...hip hip hooray!
    Very proud of you....great job...he is indeed a cutie pie...who has definitely stolen your heart....

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Ps...love the pic of him asleep on your chest. :o)

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    2. Hi Nana Linda . . . . lol
      Yes . . . it is very special with a 'grand' , particularly with one as cute as Miss V and Master Peter. We are most fortunate and I am not wasting a second.

      Glad I drew you into the story . . . of course it would have been nice if you and Miss V were in it.as well.
      And you say such nice things . . . all true of course . . . lol

      Cheers! Eddie :o)

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    3. Yes I like that photo too - and just to prove it was no fluke getting him off to sleep I took another photo today which I will send to you . . . . :)

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    4. Thanks - You've changed your picture - very nice even though I have to use a magnifying glass . . . :)

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  2. Eddie, this is such a precious series of photos! Time sure does fly, doesn't it? All we can do is live in the moment and enjoy every moment we have, and your photos show that you are doing just that! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Linda - funny about getting you mixed up with the other Linda . . . lol
      Yes to enjoy every moment is the thing to do . . . . :)

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful time indeed
    And if you ever need dough at your feed
    You can take up helping people sleep
    Sing a nursery rhyme and you won't hear a peep lol

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    1. Yes we have such good fun
      Whenever I see my grandson
      Yes To get people asleep and snoring
      I will sing nursery rhymes in voice boring . . . .lol

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  4. My grandkids will be here tomorrow. I hear one of them actually missed me while I was gone away. Imagine that!
    Perhaps tomorrow we will find something fun to do. They are hoping for sunshine and a bounce on the trampoline. I am hoping to mix up a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
    :0)

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    1. PS. He is a cutie pie, that little grandson of yours. I enjoyed a nice snuggle with my Minnesota grandson Saturday evening when his mom and dad were out for "date night". Now I miss his curly hair and sweet smile. Maybe, just maybe, he'll visit us at Christmas. A grandma can always hope.

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    2. Lovely to have the grandchildren and you certainly know how to entertain them . . . :)

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    3. There is nothing like cuddling a sleeping baby is there? . . . :)

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    4. There is nothing quite like cuddling a sleeping baby. Soak it in while you can.
      My grandchildren have me worn out after just a couple of hours!
      It's three against one,
      And often not fun.
      Just a little rhyme there...

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  5. You sound like one proud grandpa, and I envy you/ We're still waiting for our son to settle down and give us a grandchild. If we're ever blessed with one I hope he's as cute as yours.

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    1. Thank you, Stephen and I hope one day in the not too distant future you and your wife may enjoy grandchildren . . . :)

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  6. I,absolutely sure he is cute, really cute but he is looking you serious:)

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    1. Thanks Gloria . . . I can see you love babies. Yes he does look a little serious sometimes, mainly when he is filling his nappy . . . . lol
      Cheers ~ Eddie . . . :)

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    2. sometimes the babies are serious! My son Dito was serious he begin to smile when he has about 3 or 4 months!

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    3. Lovely memories Gloria . . . and nice to see them smile and laugh and be serious sometimes as well . . :)

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  7. Aw...there's nothing quite as special as a baby sleeping in your arms, is there? I love to hear about all the fun you two have together. What a fun, sweet, happy boy he is!

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    1. Yes you are right Betsy - it is so therapeutic as well.
      Glad you like the stories and photos - will try to do a regular post. . . . :)

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  8. ha. i bet you had a great times...
    and i bet grandpa gave plenty of spoiling...you know...smiles.

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    1. Yes we have a great time and I shall try not to spoil him too much . . . lol

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  9. Hi Eddy - sounds like you're both having the best of times ... and Lisa will have some happy memories of you both ... he looks a great lad ... so pleased for you all .. Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary ~ Yes , it seems he is used to the routine now and feels totally at home here . . . :)

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  10. Delightful photos and narratives...
    Thank you for sharing him with us.
    Love these, my friend.
    Hugs,
    J.

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    1. Ah Jackie lovely to see you and thank you for you kind words ~ I shall post about him regularly ~ Hugs, Eddie

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  11. Oh Eddie, this is so lovely!!! You are obviously a wonderful granddad and Peter a wonderful grandson! A great team for sure.

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    1. Thanks Amy! ~ I'll try to make it a regular feature . . . :)

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  12. He's completely gorgeous! I can remember you at that age quite clearly, but that was in the days of you being stuck in a playpen and nearly all the toys were homemade and drab in comparison to Peter's.
    He is the apple of his grandpa's eye!
    Luv Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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    1. Thanks Maggie ~ I can just remember the playpen ~ I hated it and that is why I have never been naughty and gone to prison ~ just like bars in a cell.
      Love Eddie x

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  13. Little boys love to spend time with fun grandpas. You are making great memories for Peter, Eddie. He is such a cutie. I have a grand-son who just turned two and honestly, he is the funniest little jigger. Deb

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    1. Thanks Deb . . . . we all love our grandchildren . . .and we all do our best for them . . . :)

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  14. Oh Eddie, he is absolutely adorable. What joy you must bring to each other. Gotta love that. And gotta love those two different sock... too cute.

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    1. Thanks Hilary . . . . the socks! Apparently it is all the rage now and they are marketed as 'Odd socks' no doubt because babies are always pulling their socks of in their buggies and one sometimes goes missing . . . . :)

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  15. Hey Eddie! You sound so happy, content and at peace. There is something so wonderful about re-discovering the world through the eyes of a child.

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    1. Thanks V ~ I am so pleased we have this little chap in our lives ~ I told his mother she could not have had a nicer baby . . . . and yes the world is much better through the eyes of a child . . . :)

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  16. Aw - he is a cutie-patootie. Great photos and love the one of him sleeping in your arms and the sweet little boo-boo on his chin. Looks like a mutual love affair.

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    1. . . . . a cutie-patootie ~ lol ~ fantastic name !!

      Thanks Suzie . . . :)

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  17. He is SO ADORABLE!!! It sounds like you two had a very busy time together!

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    1. Hi Karen
      Thank you and yes life is in the fast lane with him here . . . . lol . . . :)

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  18. Looks like a great week! I'm sure it's hard work but the best hard work you can do!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie ~ every week with that little chap is a great week.
      Yes the work is hard and you are quite right the best kind of hard work . . . . :)

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  19. Oh Eddie, Peter is totally gorgeous......I really enjoyed spending "my day with you both". I am so happy to know you are enjoying being a grandfather but somehow I knew you would be wonderful. xo

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    1. Thank you Bernie and wonderful to see you here . . . . you are most welcome to spend your day with us ~ There will be many more posts about this little chap . . . . and thayt you for your vote of confidence . . . . :) Hugs xo

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  20. How lovely for baby Peter to have Grandpa Eddie available for two whole days a week. I wonder who has the most fun?

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    1. Hi Mary :)
      We'll have to ask him later when he can talk if he considers he is lucky but the baby noises seem to be encouraging - trouble is I am doing them too . . . . lol
      Yes we do have fun . . . :)

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  21. Sounds like you and Peter are having a marvelous time together! But you must be exhausted when he goes home ;-)

    LOVE, love, LOVE Peter's socks.

    Keep having fun and posting pics.

    xo jj

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    1. Yes quite tiring but a lot of fun . . . :)
      This socks are the latest baby fad, called odd socks . . . they lose so many pulling them off and dropping them . . . :)
      Thanks Joanna . . . :) xo

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    1. Thanks and nice to see you . . . :)

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