Tuesday, October 13, 2015

An Afternoon with Hazel Nina - October 13, 2015

I was so excited when I came up with this topic and thought I'd post quite often about the fun afternoons spent with our granddaughter. But I've posted only once, and that was over a year ago! I can't believe it, but yes, I guess I can. Life is busy, busy these days. Although we take care of Hazel Nina only twice a week now, instead of the four days we did for a year, we still often see her and her cousins, Campbell Walker and Indy Thomas so the days literally fly by.

Today, Tom drove down to get her at 11, and brought her up to the house. We took a walk up the hill with Lucy. The dog always, always grabs limbs of trees left over from the logging, and today just for a joke, I put one in my mouth and Hazel of course mimicked me.


and decided it didn't taste very good.


We came home and walked around the yard for a while, came inside and played with a wooden toy that was Tom's when he was her age, and then she wanted to watch her favorite television program, Postman Pat. A whole blog entry on that show is coming up soon.



Earlier today, Margaret sent us a picture of Hazel watching Postman Pat at her house with dear Piglet the pug, and her toy, Jess the cat (PP's cat on the show).


And then we had our first baking day! We recently bought a "Little Helper" for the cousins to use when they come to visit Grammy and Grampy. It is the best thing. It is adjustable so it will be useful for years, and the child is much safer than when standing on a chair. We made chocolate chip cookies - this recipe.




As the cookies were baking, she fell asleep on my shoulder,


and she hasn't woken up yet to taste her cookies.


When she does wake up, it'll be time to go home. Another perfectly wonderful day with our dear, dear granddaughter.

20 comments:

  1. What a busy day for Hazel Nina and fun for you as well. I spend 2 days a week with my 3 granddaughters. We always go out to lunch and then a fun activity. (It's fun but tiring)

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  2. You are so fortunate to have your grandchildren near by. My only grandchild lives more than 8 hours drive time away so we only see him 4 or 5 times a year. Always so hard to say good-bye. Enjoy those wonderful days.

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  3. After all those activities, no wonder Hazel Nina fell asleep :-)
    The "Little Helper" is a great idea. Neither me nor my sister ever fell off the stool we used when we were little, but I can see how this happens easily, and it is always good to know the little ones are safe.
    The pictures are lovely, and in the first "baking" one, Hazel Nina looks very much like I imagine your daughter having looked like at that age.

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  4. What a beautiful way to spend an afternoon. And in such good company!

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  5. A gigantic blessing having her in your life. Such cute pictures.

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  6. Brilliant post Nan (The postman pat tune was playing in my head as I read ..lol)
    can also recommend Bagpuss (available as a DVD) see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9beAp3TG2E It starts as B&W but turns to colour when the magic begins ..
    Camberwick Green is fun too (also available as a dvd) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWUu-LTFJjE

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  7. forgot to say those cookies look yummy !

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  8. Lovely post. Especially liked the photo of her watching the show with the cuddly pug and the toy cat.

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  9. My kind of day; fun and delicious with at big dose of cuddling. Nina Hazel is darling and looks to be quite a good little helper.

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  10. Adorable pictures, thanks for sharing. Don't grandchildren just warm your heart? Love your banner picture too.
    Ann

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  11. What a lovely post! Those dimples! Nina Hazel is just beautiful.

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  12. I am so pleased that you all took the time to leave me a note. Thanks so much. And Val, I will look into those shows.

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  13. I like baking with my grands, too. Your little helper is very adorable. It looks like you tuckered her out!

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  14. The time with our grandchildren is precious indeed. We are so lucky to have them! Hazel Nina is very sweet.

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  15. What a wonderful day you and Hazel Nina had! I introduced Postman Pat to Teddy. He loves it!!! Thank you.

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  16. What a sweetheart! And what a lovely memory-making day!

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