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Sunday, February 14, 2016

The last week...

This year, (for once!) I remembered Shrove Tuesday, so we had some pancakes for breakfast...something my mother always did each year! 


I did some more cooking for DsD2's freezer...

On Saturday morning we went to the car boot sale at church and made sure we spent some money on the Parish Stall. ( the parish raised $500!) 
Our buys...a DVD and some books.
Six bottles of white wine...
Two bunnies to add to some baskets of Easter eggs next month...
On Saturday afternoon, we went to my great niece Lucy's 6th birthday...a noisy and fun affair! All the child guests came with one or both parents so the guest list of 45 is understandable. I was a bit circumspect with taking my photos, trying to avoid having other people's children in photos...there is one child's back view.
While the other children were running around, the party girl (in pink) came back to have another look at all those presents! Lol

DH and I gave Lucy an umbrella with ballerinas printed on it...pink of course! It seemed to be a hit :-)
DH, my nephew, my brother and his partner standing around chatting...

We left the birthday party at 5.30 as we had a 'date' to see Anthea. My DsD2 lives only a few streets away from my niece. 
The little lady and her mum of course were going through that settling in stage where everything is so new and a bit daunting. Not long after we arrived bub was really getting upset. 
Throwing caution to the wind I offered to take the baby and walk her around the room...it was a complete fluke! Anthea settled and fell asleep! ( But I do remember my own babies settling if they were vertical and up high! Lol) 
And then DH had a sleeping bub to cuddle...
And then we handed her back to mum...
And then it was time to go home. Not long after we left 'Grandy', another grandmother was due to arrive after she finished work. And here is a photo of Anthea and Grandy.

The other grandmother, who is Nonna, is in NZ so she hadn't had a cuddle yet, poor thing! 

During this last week, I did some more decluttering, and some knitting, but I'll write about that in another post...although it probably doesn't sound too scintillating a subject matter! Lol


7 comments:

Maria said...

I actually missed Strove Tuesday this year...:(

DH and you have been having some lovely family time with both big and little ones...
Nana's have a way with putting buns to sleep. I think it's because we are not getting stressed like the new mum does...
Love all the photos of Anthea...sew cute.

margaret said...

what a fun and noisy party that must have been. your baking looks so tempting, here we have pancakes in the evening not morning, mind you you are upside down down there! What a delightful baby, the upright sleeping position my 2 also used to love especially if there Granny was nursing them, I think they feel reassured with Granny

Dorothy said...

The photo of you holding Anthea is a lovely shot of you. Needless to say bub is adorable too. Funny you mentioned decluttering .... I've enrolled in a U3A course on decluttering and it starts this coming Thursday (yikes) - I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to my knitting and crochet stuff and since my craft room is bursting at the seams and needs a bit of a declutter, it will be interesting to see how things turn out on Thursday. xox

Kate said...

Delightful post, Maria!

Cat Lover said...

Sounds like you had a busy and enjoyable week. I missed Shrove Tuesday totally! Love the photos of the baby.
Have a good week.

Australian Gardening Granny said...

Lovely photographs of you with Anthea, and cuddling up to her grandfather

Marit Johanne said...

Congratulations with your little granddaugther! She is adorable. I am sure grandma didn't mind to walk with her:) It must be wonderful to have a grandchild!