Sunday 28th May – A double dose of grandparents

Mum and Dad came over to our house the next day and we planned a nice lazy day for them while they adjusted to US time. We invited Bill’s parents over to the house too and decided to have our first bbq of the year.

After Mum and Dad had had their fix of Sam in the morning and I’d pulled myself together sufficiently we left the boy with his daddy and went to the Dekalb Farmer’s Market for supplies. That’s always a fun place to take the folks and Dad loves to go play with the fish in the tanks there.

Grandma and Grandpa arrived in the last afternoon from Milledgeville and the cooking commenced with Bill in charge. I was quite bad and sat back and let him do all the hard work while I loafed on the sofa and played proud mum with the grandparents. It’s been over a month since Sam saw the Allen grandparents in the hospital and he’s changed so much since then.

Mum had also brought over a pile of old Kay photos that had been given to my Nanna and Grandad Hayton, so we spent a while going through those with Fran and trying to see if we could spot any resemblances to Sam in the pictures. Bill will be happy to know that it’s possible he may have my frown and not his afterall! Great.

I think it was only the second time we’ve had guests to feed at our house as it’s so small and usually in such a state that we’ve avoided having anyone around as it’s so difficult to work with, not to mention embarrassing. WIth the new kitchen it was a lot easier to cope with visitors though and Bill did a grand job as bbq master.

As the evening drew close Mum and Dad were flagging with jet lag but Sam did a sterling job of managing to hold their attention and keep them awake.

All in all it was a lovely day and we really should stop being hermits and have guests again some time.

Oh, Mum contributed a dessert which she’d cunningly bought at the Farmer’s Market. It was a delicious fruit tart with a delicious assortment of fresh fruits set on top of confectioner’s custard. It was tasty and went down very well. To go with this we’d bought a Squirty Bertie (can of whipped cream to those who don’t speak my dad’s language). When everyone left Bill gleefully grabbed the can and squirted it straight into his mouth stuffing his cheeky grinning face. Through the giggles, I suddenly felt very much like my mum chiding my dad and Sy when they pull stuff like that.

12 Responses to Sunday 28th May – A double dose of grandparents

  1. ashridge June 4, 2006 at 3:12 pm #

    Squirty Berty!

    So that’s what happened to the squirty berty:) …and blimey mate you got to your journal before I got to mine, you little rotter!

    We got back to the shores of Albion right on time and arrived back to Ashridge at midday absolutely exhausted but worth every minute to see you guys and liitle Sam.

    Thanks for a lovely break and big hugs to you all….especially my newest bestest friend..Quincy…just kidding…litle Sammy of course. You two can be so proud of him..he’s proper ‘ansome. But then so is his Grandpa 🙂

    And now it’s time to go get the Mowgs.

  2. kaypow June 4, 2006 at 4:17 pm #

    Re: Squirty Berty!

    Hoorah! Glad to hear you got back to Ashridge alright and without any problems en route. We checked the BA site at 2:19 EST (Sam had a rather restless night) and it reported you had landed 9 minutes earlier, pretty good. Hope the flight back wasn’t too bad? Miss you heaps, and buckets, and mountains.

    Love you all very much.

    xxx K

  3. ashridge June 4, 2006 at 3:12 pm #

    Squirty Berty!

    So that’s what happened to the squirty berty:) …and blimey mate you got to your journal before I got to mine, you little rotter!

    We got back to the shores of Albion right on time and arrived back to Ashridge at midday absolutely exhausted but worth every minute to see you guys and liitle Sam.

    Thanks for a lovely break and big hugs to you all….especially my newest bestest friend..Quincy…just kidding…litle Sammy of course. You two can be so proud of him..he’s proper ‘ansome. But then so is his Grandpa 🙂

    And now it’s time to go get the Mowgs.

  4. admin June 4, 2006 at 4:17 pm #

    Re: Squirty Berty!

    Hoorah! Glad to hear you got back to Ashridge alright and without any problems en route. We checked the BA site at 2:19 EST (Sam had a rather restless night) and it reported you had landed 9 minutes earlier, pretty good. Hope the flight back wasn’t too bad? Miss you heaps, and buckets, and mountains.

    Love you all very much.

    xxx K

  5. downesunder June 6, 2006 at 5:13 am #

    Re: Squirty Berty!

    I love Squirty Berty,
    and as far as squirting it straight into your mouth….
    don’t knock it ’till you try it!

  6. kaypow June 6, 2006 at 5:19 am #

    Re: Squirty Berty!

    Oh no, that’s the point…when exactly did I go from happily partaking of Squirty Bertie, to taking on the role of frowning mum? Scary!! Aaargh!

  7. downesunder June 6, 2006 at 5:13 am #

    Re: Squirty Berty!

    I love Squirty Berty,
    and as far as squirting it straight into your mouth….
    don’t knock it ’till you try it!

  8. admin June 6, 2006 at 5:19 am #

    Re: Squirty Berty!

    Oh no, that’s the point…when exactly did I go from happily partaking of Squirty Bertie, to taking on the role of frowning mum? Scary!! Aaargh!

  9. Anonymous June 7, 2006 at 11:22 am #

    Re: Squirty Berty!

    um….
    27th April 2006…
    maybe???

  10. Anonymous June 7, 2006 at 11:25 am #

    Re: Squirty Berty!

    or does it happen gradually over the 9 months of pregnancy?

    hugs
    aunty melly

  11. Anonymous June 7, 2006 at 11:22 am #

    Re: Squirty Berty!

    um….
    27th April 2006…
    maybe???

  12. Anonymous June 7, 2006 at 11:25 am #

    Re: Squirty Berty!

    or does it happen gradually over the 9 months of pregnancy?

    hugs
    aunty melly

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