25 April 2014

Grandad visits

The girls Grandad, my dad, lives a hundred miles away in Devon, we only get to see him every few months so when he said he was coming up on Good Friday the Little ones were looking forwards to seeing him. They are both at an age now where they remember him and talk about him, they can remember his visits and are pleased to see him when he arrives. (It wasn't very long ago the Little 2 wouldn't go near him and went shy all day and he barely got a cuddle). My brother,Uncle M, came around for the day too.

On this visit the sun was shining so we decided to go down to our local canal for a stroll and to feed the ducks, or in this case the lone swan! I sat the girls on the bank and they threw in their bread which was eagerly eaten.

There is a little cafe half way down the little walk we do, they are lovely in there and we always stop for a drink and a bit of their home made cake, this time Little 1 chose an icecream, we sat out in the garden and the Little ones played in the cars while we chatted and drank.

Once everyone was fed and watered we wandered along to the bridge and rowing club, we watched some boats passing, ducks, rowers and the weir. While the adults were busy taking in the scenery and making sure small people were away from the canal edge the Little ones got busy collecting things, (I will have to do a post on this soon as they do it every day) this time it was stones and the odd daisy.

We then posed for a few family shots, Dad, Me, Uncle M (My little brother, despite being nearly a foot taller than me but that is not difficult considering my height or lack thereof!) and the girls.

Little 1 wanted to take a shot and took this one first time, not bad for a 4 year old who has not used a camera before. 

We then walked back along the way we had come, Little 2 walked up to Grandad a few paces in front and slid her hand into his, the two of them walked wordlessly up the road, it was lovely to capture this moment of the two of them together.

The rest of the afternoon/evening was spent relaxing at home chatting and having tea while the girls played, after putting the girls to bed Grandad drove home. 


  1. Loving Life With Little Ones27 April 2014 at 23:06

    We did thanks x

  2. Aaahhhh gorgeous family pictures. Sounds like a lovely day x

  3. Loving Life With Little Ones1 May 2014 at 17:39

    Thank you x

  4. Merlinda Little2 May 2014 at 13:09

    My saw an old guy earlier while we are doing the school run and he said grandpa. He doesnt have grandpa here. He died early and it aches me to ... cuz he wants one. I am so in love with your last photo. A thing that my son can never ever do. Hold his grandpa's hand while walking. #pocolo

  5. awwww beautiful family photos :) #PoCoLo

  6. Loving Life With Little Ones2 May 2014 at 15:37

    Thanks x

  7. Loving Life With Little Ones2 May 2014 at 15:42

    I’m really sorry to hear that Merlinda, such a pity. We don’t get to see Grandad very often but it is lovely when we do. I love that last photo too x

  8. this sounds like a perfect afternoon in my book!

    thanks for linking up with #PoCoLo x

  9. Loving Life With Little Ones3 May 2014 at 21:40

    Thank You


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