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Monday, 20 January 2014

little ones.....................

I had such a lot of lovely family time over Christmas and the New Year and had lots of fun with my grandchildren. I am very lucky to have two of my daughters living very close by which means I see the little ones at least once a week and frequently more. The children often come for sleep over’s, craft days, baking days or just for a quick pop in and catch up.

As you know my eldest daughter Kate lives in London and is Head of Art at a boy’s school, so our visits are mainly in the school holidays. It isn't that bad really as Kate is only a two hour train journey away and I've already booked my train tickets for a visit during February half term but I do miss her and of course I miss lovely little Jake.

I woke up this morning thinking about my grandchildren and my plans for the week. Alex, Finn, Daisy and Zachy are coming for tea tomorrow and Noah will be spending his usual Wednesday morning with me. It made me miss Jake more than usual - so I had a quick look at some recent photos that Kate had sent me.



Just before Christmas I visited Kate and we went out for brunch, Jake had such fun colouring...........


    I had fun decorating gingerbread Christmas trees with Jake .........................


    Jake preferred to eat the gingerbread - it was very yummy..................


    Jake loves Peppa Pig and he went to see a theatre production  - he had great fun, look at that happy face.


      This was taken on Sunday - Jake loves taking his baby for a walk......................


      Do you like Jake's hat  - it's hot off my knitting needles.

Technology is a wonderful thing, Kate uses her iphone all the time and is always sending me snaps and sometimes little videos. Looking at photos keeps them both close to my heart - only about 30 more sleeps (as the children would say) before I can have a big hug.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last few posts, I am always so grateful for your kind words.

talk soon x 

29 comments:

  1. Hello Sue
    Love to hear how you are enjoying your grand-children....they are so much fun and you have loads of them...LOL!!! I have only the one and I love her dearly . Trouble is she is 13 now and growing away so fast. A couple more little 'uns would be so nice!!! Your Jake looks adorable!!
    keep well

    Amanda xxx

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    1. Hi Amanda
      Thank you I know I am so very lucky x

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  2. Awwww, such love. My children were blessed with my mother in law and hold such great memories of their days with Nan. You are giving them such a gift with your presence.

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  3. How lovely that you have so many great pictures of Jake and your time with him! I hope that all of the sleeps go very quickly and that you have a wonderful half term visit!!! xx

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  4. I am so glad you have such wonderful times with your family. Precious,precious gifts.

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    1. Thank you Linda hope you see William soon x

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  5. I think you are a lovely "nonna" (as we say in Italian!)!!!!!
    It's good to have so many grand-children!!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  6. How wonderful that you are so lucky to have your grandchildren and family so close and that your daughter is so great abou sending you so many pictures of Jake.... My family is in Brazil but I feel the same way ... We send pictures constantly and skype almost ever day... Technology is a blessing. Jake is absolutely adorable and I love the hat you made him. :)

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    1. Thank you - yes we are so very lucky to have technology at our finger tips x

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  7. Precious, precious times. My three daughters are not quite at Grandchildren stage yet .. but I have to say, I CANNOT wait !
    So many lovely photo's and the little knitted hat is gorgeous.
    Kate x

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  8. How very precious and Jake looks so cute!! I am sure you must be excited about going down to London at half term. I know how much I miss Ma and how much she misses the kids so yes you are truly blessed to live so close to your children. You look gorgeous Sue!! xoxo

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    1. Yes I am very lucky and thank you for your lovely compliment x

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  9. Sue, Jake is adorable. He looks like a very happy lad. Love the hat you made him
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  10. Hi just found your lovely Blog, how lucky you are to have most of your grandchildren so close by, Jake is such a cutie.

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    1. Thank you and lovely of you to pop by x

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  11. Gorgeous photos! Technology is indeed a wonderful thing, my best friend gets a daily (usually more than one) photo of her new grand daughter as they live a distance away - it kind of keeps you "in the loop".

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    1. We are very lucky and getting photos is such a joy x

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  12. Ah he is such a little button. The hat is gorgeous. JO x

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    1. Thank you Jo and it was such an easy pattern x

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog sweetie, love your photos, you are right technology is great and has come on so far!

    Bee happy x

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  14. Technology is so amazing my grandmother lived in the Seychelles and I only got to see her yearly but we wrote ,I do wish we had all this technology way back , I would have loved to talk to her on Skype, or read her blog .
    Your grandson is very lucky lad , making gingerbread yummy
    .I love the colours you chose for the hat they are harmonious

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