Monday, April 25, 2016

An Afternoon with Campbell Walker and Indy Thomas

Last Thursday was the first time that we were alone with both our grandsons. We had taken care of Campbell the day that Indy was born which I wrote about here but hadn't taken care of both of them.

Michael was working and Estée needed to do a couple hours of her work so we went down to help out. She stayed for a while, and then left quietly. Campbell wasn’t concerned at all that she wasn’t there. And neither was Indy until he woke from his nap and didn't see his mama. Luckily she arrived five minutes later.

We had such a wonderful time! But my goodness, the old adage is absolutely true that 'one is like none, and two is like ten!' As I said to my daughter afterwards, 'how did I ever do it? Oh yeah, I was thirty years younger! Haha.' We had our running shoes on with Campbell Walker, that's for sure. He has two speeds, straight out and stop. He took us all over the yard showing us everything.



He loved playing in our car - pushing every button and knob, 



while I carried Indy Thomas around. He is such a cheery little fellow!



Pop brought Campbell Walker some M&Ms. 


And we gave him the first book from the show Puffin Rock, which I mentioned the other day. Who's that? Oona.


Of course, after reading the book they had to watch the program, 





And what was Indy Thomas doing? Riding along in his buggy, eating a snack from the shelf I posted about here


And playing with the crocodile click-clack which used to belong to his cousin, Hazel Nina.



Pretty soon he got sleepy, and as I sang him 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' he closed his eyes and I put him down on the bed.



I sat with him for an hour as he slept while Tom and Campbell played downstairs. Tom was so busy he didn't take any pictures. 

A happy, great day with Campbell Walker and Indy Thomas!!

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  1. Just so lovely, beautiful little boys!

    Mary

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    1. Oh, thank you! Yes, they are! And so much fun!

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  2. Your grandchildren are so lucky to have their grandparents close by and so attentive. I know you are lucky too, but I am sure they really benefit from the love and attention you give them.

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    1. It feels like a miracle to me. I know of so many people whose grandchildren and children live far away. I don't think I could bear it. We are so, so lucky, and I am thankful every minute. And they are SUCH FUN!!

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  3. My favourite picture of this set is the first one of you with Indy Thomas on your arms. His face is pricelessly cute and funny!
    When my sister and I were little, we were very lucky in having the best grandparents a kid could wish for, too - not once during all my childhood and youth did I hear the words "Not now" or "I don't have time" from them.

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    1. He smiles a lot! A very contented baby. Your story about your grandparents brings tears to my eyes. May we be like them, and be remembered with such love.

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  4. Goodness, I am tickled to see these photos of you both with your grandsons!
    AND I love that you sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"! I have recommended that to be sung as a lullaby, I am so happy that you know to do so too! (We think alike, honey!)
    A very joyful post, you are both lucky to have these healthy, happy babies...and they are lucky to have both of YOU! xx

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    1. It is a wonderful song! And it worked like magic. I think I may have written that April Love was the lullaby for Hazel Nina when she was younger. Now she just falls asleep sitting with us, all on her own. Oh, we are, and I am thankful every second.

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  5. what a fun afternoon. They grow so fast. You are lucky to be able to be with them.

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    1. It was so much fun. And they do grow fast. I see changes even in a couple days. And we are so lucky and thankful.

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  6. Such sweet pictures, Nan. They are sure growing fast and such adorable young ones.

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    1. Thanks, Penny. I wish I could post some of the movies we have of them. They are a great little team. A sweet benefit to being so close together in age.

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  7. Another lovely post! I so enjoy seeing all the photos of these darling little boys. My favorites? Indy Thomas' smile. What a cutie! Campbell Walker watching Pop with the M&Ms with such seriousness. And, of course, the sleeping babe. Keep 'em coming, Nan!

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    1. Oh, thank you! It makes me happy that you enjoy the grandchildren pictures so much.

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    2. I do! I love babies and toddlers. Always have.

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