Friday, 2 December 2016

Five on Friday

I am once again joining Amy over at lovemademyhome.blogspot.co.uk/ for the weekly get together Five on Friday.  As most of you will know from my previous post I went down to my daughters for a few days this week to look after Honey and Bertie whilst she and her husband Matt went off for a few days to Cologne to the Christmas market to celebrate their wedding anniversary.  Gerard and I were honoured to be able to look after them.  My five this week are treasured memories of our time together.

One

Playing games with Bertie, he is such a joy.


 
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Watching my sweet husband with Honey he is so gentle with her.  Her wish is his command.
 

 
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Watching and supporting Bertie doing his homework, he seems to have grown up overnight.  He is sounding out words and reading.  A real delight to see him growing up and wanting to learn.
 

 
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Having a walk around Ampthill, looking at the beautiful window displays and buying a couple of extra gifts for the girls.
 




 
A real feast for the senses.
 
Five
 
Finally the joy seeing Amie and Matt so excited on their return, thrilled to see their children and us but revitalised having had a break away.    We feel blessed to have been able to help and it was a real delight to spend quality time with the children.
 


 
The photos are a gift from Cologne market which we have beautiful and treasured memories of from visiting years ago whilst we were serving in the Army. 
 
See you soon.
 
 
 
 

40 comments:

  1. It looks like you all had a lovely time. They soon shoot up at that age, don't they? It doesn't seem two minutes since Honey was born.

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  2. I am glad you had such a lovely time with your grandchildren. I would love to be a grandmother - not looking likely at the moment though. xx

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  3. It's so precious, spending time with grandchildren, I have eight of my own and it's always a joy to take part in their lives.

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  4. What a joy to be a grandmother. It's lovely to be able to share these moments with you.

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  5. I have to say I can see you in Honey.

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  6. Looks like you had a wonderful time with your grandchildren, they must be such a joy for you and your husband. Lovely window displays and goodies from the Christmas market:)

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  7. I always enjoy seeing pictures of your visits with the grandchildren. and the neat shops you visit!

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  8. Gorgeous pics of a lovely Grandma and Grandad having a great time with their beautiful grandchildren. Grandparenthood is such a very precious thing.
    I absolutely love the rug your daughter has....it would go really well in my lounge-x-

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  9. Grandma and grandpa having such a wonderful bonding time with their little grand kids. That sewing machine looks like the one in my house but mine is foot pedal.

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  10. Nice five, you have such beautiful grandchildren. The thing I miss most about Germany is their Christmas markets.

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  11. Your grandchildren are beautiful and I do understand the delight of spending quality time with them. I think we treasure the time more knowing that we don't have them to look after 100% of the time. Have a great weekend!

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  12. Bertie really is the big brother, so grown up doing homework! You all had a fun time which is so great!
    Thanks for sharing the shop windows of Ampthill too! I see lots of lovely treasures!

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  13. Nothing like spending time with the Grands. See the holidays (and life) through their eyes is so special. Happy Friday!

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  14. I can feel your joy! There is absolutely nothing like spending time and loving on your grandchildren. Ours were here last weekend and we only see them once or twice a year. It was precious time and I know you fee the same. I enjoyed seeing the photos of the shops too. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  15. What a lovely time you had together, so kind of you to share it with us!

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  16. How smashing. Special moments to be treasured. Have a good weekend.

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  17. I absolutely love all your photos here! So beautiful and heartwarming, and sweet moments, too! :)

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  18. I am happy for you that you got to spend such quality time with those two darling grandchildren. You're wonderful grandparents. I enjoyed seeing the pretty shops there.. what I wouldn't give to visit and see them myself. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  19. It looks like you had a wonderful time! It must be so nice to be able to spend time with them alone.

    Happy Five on Friday

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  20. I just had a lovely catch up of your November posts and am glad you had a happy 35th wedding anniversary, along with many good family times. I so admire your creativity and energy, and organization, Lorraine! xx

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  21. Special time and special memories. They grow up so quickly, it must have been a treat to spend this time with your beautiful grandchildren.

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  22. What fun and good memories of time spent with your grandchildren. Nice gifts too from Christmas market. I'm cleaning up a bit as our grands will be here tomorrow and spending the night. Now I just need to get off the sofa and continue cleaning. So glad your daughter and husband had a good time away for anniversary! Happy weekend.

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  23. Your grandbabies are so cute.. It is always a pleasure to visit with them. And they surely grow fast... I have one who talks and talks.. He will be starting kindergarden this next year.. Lovely photos, with love Janice

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  24. aww!! cute little baby.. she is so adorable...

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  25. You have such beautiful grandchildren! And you can sure tell that they bring you such joy. ;) Thanks for sharing them - they are adorable!
    Blessings on your weekend. xoxo

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  26. Bertie looks like a really fun little man. My little grandson has that same light saber and holds that same pose. So cute. What a nice time you had with him and Honey.

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  27. You enjoy every minute with your grandchildren ! It must be a joy for you daughter and son-in-law !
    Have a lovely weekend !
    Hug
    Anna

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  28. I know I've said it before, your grankids are adorable.
    Amalia
    xo

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  29. Bertie and Honey are getting so big. How wonderful for all of you to have a chance to spend time and care for them while their parents were away. I hope they had a great time too.

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  30. You and your husband are so lovely to all of your family. I can't believe how big the grands are getting. Little Buddy is reading too, it is like magic to hear him.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  31. That looks like a lovely store to browse in.

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  32. I do like seeing those store windows, especially the one with it looks to be a santa sleigh out of paper.
    Such sweet children you have there. Thank you for visiting today.
    betsy

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  33. Your grandchildren are so lovely, I bet you all had great fun together and how wonderful for your daughter and son in law to be able to have a mini break together. I love the dress in the window with the fir branches making up the skirt xx

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  34. Fun times alone with the grands...always good! I like the skirt that mannequin is wearing all made of boughs...sweet!

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  35. loved seeing your five this week! I hope your husband is feeling better, I think of him often and send him healthy wishes.

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  36. Enjoyed your five. That little sweetie Honey is a cute little armful.

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  37. Such beautiful children. You're a lucky lady that you can spend time with them. The little one might be old enough to get excited about Christmas this year.

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  38. Oh the joy of grandparenthood! Your little Honey bun is an absolute doll and I can clearly see how she would have her grandpa smitten. A great friday 5! Life's been good to you!!

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