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Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sunday Snaps!

When the grandchildren come to spend time here, we have mostly trains and cars for them to play with.  Whilst Ruby Violet is quite happy playing with them, I thought I would buy a little buggy and baby doll for her to play with.

I looked after her on Friday, and you should have seen her little face when she saw it.  She was so excited, and it gave me such happiness watching her play with the buggy and baby doll ALL day. 


Her little legs must have been tired out, because she walked up and down the garden for hours -


She also had to give the baby lots of cuddles -


Then it was time to play in the Play House -


Then it was time to do some dusting -


So, as you can see, little Ruby had quite a busy day!

Those gasps of astonishment, those shrieks of pleasure, those sighs of delight, lost long ago when your children grew wise and worldly ~ are suddenly given back to you by your grandchildren. What seems to be the same small hands clutch yours, dragging you from one excitement to another ~ "Look! Oh, look! Come ON!"

29 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

lovely quote!

and letting the children play all day sure does guarantee a good night's sleep for parents and children!

Duncan In Kuantan

Desiree said...

What a marvellous post, Diane. Your little angel incarnate is too precious for words. I'd be scooping her into my arms at every opportunity! What a special time she had honing her own latent mommy skills. It just goes to show there really is a difference between the sexes. At such a tender age, she knew exactly what caused her little heart to sing and soul to soar. I love your description of what it means to be a grandparent!

Gawgus things... said...

Lucky little Ruby - looks like she had great fun all day :)

Sush said...

I loved this post...Ruby is beautiful and I know you had a wonderful memory making day!

Quote is spot on!
Hugs~

orchid said...

Dear Lady,
Wow, how sweet Ruby is; I loved the shot she is holding(cuddling) her doll♡♡♡
Thank you SO much for your MARVELOUS way of showing your love to little angel of yours☆☆☆ Yes, as Ms.Desiree said it sure expresses your feeling.
Haha, I read your description aloud, beautiful♬♬♬
Blessing to all of your family, Orchid*

lyndylou said...

Aww she really is such a cutie :)

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Ah she is adorable,
such a lovely little girl
and great to see her having fun with her dolly and buggy.
I am sure you got extra hugs and kisses for buying them.

x

Thisisme. said...

Duncan - yes, hopefully she slept well for her mummy and daddy that night!

Desiree - so glad you enjoyed the photos my friend. Yes, she does love lots of cuddles (lucky me!!). Yes, it did seem as if she knew that this is what she should really be playing with. She didn't look at anything else all day!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Gawgus - Lucky grandma too!!

Sush - I know we keep saying it, but we really are SO blessed with all our grandchildren, aren't we?!

Orchid - I'm so pleased you found the time to pop by and leave a comment today my little friend! Yes, I like the one of her giving her little doll a cuddle! Hugs.

lyndylou - thank you! Do hope you are gradually starting to feel a little better up there in Scotland.

Raindrops and Daisies - Hi Linda. I think she's so cute, but of course I am biased!! Hee Hee!! Yes, I had lots of cuddles that day.

Eva Ason said...

Lovely snaps, Ruby seems to enjoy the doll very much :) She is so very cute.

I love the quote!
Have a lovely Sunday my friend.

Linda O'Connell said...

And I don't know about YOU, but I appreciate the squeals of delight and the little hand in mine so much more now that I am a grandma and am not a stressed parent.

Thisisme. said...

Eva - thank you my friend! Another heatwave here again today. Phew! I'm just going to sit out in the garden in the shade in a moment.

Linda - oh, I so agree - it's so much better being a grandma!! Hee Hee!!

Claudia Moser said...

what a wonderful idea, and she does for sure look happy! many smiles from sunny timisoara!

Shady Del Knight said...

That special child is adorable and every picture melts my heart, Thisisme. She is learning so many new things, most importantly how to love and nurture. When Alfred visits I am sure she learns how to be kind to animals which is also very important. We must all strive to hold on to that childlike wonder and glee. Have a safe and happy week ahead, dear friend!

Denise said...

What a joy for you.Same here at my house,I have so many boy toys with the 7 Grandsons. My little 5yr. Granddaughter, I have to buy toys just for her,she's so sweet.Love your poem! I would like to copy it down just for myself to enjoy.thank you-Denise

Odie Langley said...

She is soooooooooo precious and you seem to have given her great enjoyment with the girly treasures. We had a huge yard sale in front of where I work Friday to raise money for the high school marching band to travel to a competition. My boss is president of band boosters association and chooses Fridays for these sales so he can enlist the help of his employees. Very soon in the day I discovered gallon sized container filled to the brim with Legos. My grandsons love them so I purchased it myself and gave it to them yesterday. They were in heaven as it had many special shaped pieces that made their imaginations run wild. Seems you and I are both enjoying our grandchildren a lot.
Odie

Thisisme. said...

Claudia - greetings from sunny England to sunny Timisoara my friend! Enjoy your break and the rest. We will look forward to seeing photos of course|!

Shady - Hi dear friend Tom. Hoping it's still cooler for you over there, whilst we are sweltering here!! LOL!! Yes, little Ruby was certainly learning her nurturing skills on Friday, and she will be so thrilled when Alfred arrives again. Both the little ones are very good with him, and gentle. I hope all is well with you my friend.

Denise - gosh, 7 grandsons!!!! I know you love them all dearly, but it must have been just a little bit special when that little granddaughter arrived 5 years ago! I wanted her to have something that was just for her. (Although Eli wanted to swap his little bus for the pram - you can't win, can you?!!).

Odie - it certainly is good to see you here today. I hope you're managing to get some relaxation in, with everything else you have going on at the moment. Yes, my friend, we are so blessed with our grandchildren, and I can imagine that your little grandsons must have been thrilled with all that lego. Hope little Rocky & Linda are keeping well and that you have a good week ahead. What a good idea for the sale to raise money for the Marching Band.

Thisisme. said...

Denise - of course you can use that little poem. Someone e-mailed it to me, and I thought it was lovely!

SkippyMom said...

I can see how warm it is there by here adorable dress and the sunshine.

What a good grandmum to get her her very own baby and stroller. I remember those days. :)

She is such a sweetheart.

Belle said...

What beautiful photos of Ruby. She looks so innocent and angelic. My little girls loved their dolls strollers too. So did my granddaughters. Your poem at the bottom is true, we get to relive the joy of having children all over again in our grandchildren! What a blessing children are.

Thisisme. said...

Skippy - it's a pretty little dress, isn't it? Last week she was in long sleeved dress and tights. Hee Hee! She had so much fun with her little stroller and doll.

Belle - Hi my friend. You are so right, children and grandchildren are such a blessing. I do hope that you are feeling okay at the moment.

Grammy Goodwill said...

That Ruby made such a good little mother to her baby doll, didn't she? I love to see little kids playing the same way kids have always played - with cars and trains and babies. (No batteries needed.)

Thisisme. said...

Grammy Goodwill - Yes, she really loved that little doll. It was so cute watching her feed her with a little toy bottle!

becca said...

that was so adorable she is a regular little mama

Thisisme. said...

becca - thank you, and thank you for always popping over.

EmptyNester said...

Oh what a truly delightful post! I just enjoyed it so very much! Such a special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. I simply adored my grandparents and I miss them to this very day! I hope I can at least get close to being as fantastic as they were. I'll just keep watching you for tips- because you are fantastic too!

Pat MacKenzie said...

It's such fun to have grandchildren to watch and learn from. Ruby is a lucky little girl.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

she is so adorable! i know exactly what you mean. every time i'm with isaiah i am reminded of the gift.

Thisisme. said...

Empty Nester - Hi there Pam. So pleased you enjoyed the post today, and thank you so much for your lovely, generous comment!

Pat. Hi there. Hope your trip is going well! Yes, grandchildren are just the best, aren't they? I feel so very fortunate.

Teresa - Thank you! And you will soon have another little grandchild. A baby in the family is such a special thing. Take care.

Bouncin' Barb said...

This...She is absolutely precious, beautiful and just plain adorable. I love your post, pictures and that quote at the end. I cannot wait to see my girls. Soon but not soon enough. Being a grandmother is truly one of the greatest gifts to be given in life isn't it? I think we are awesome Grandmas. Hugs.