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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Growing up

Last September and December I reported the arrivals, respectively, of grandson Jimmy and granddaughter Heledd. I have made quite recent visits to their respective homes to see them. Here are some pictures of their progress.

In South Wales:

Mum Kathryn with Heledd

Father and daughter

Heledd look a s little apprehensive

Carwyn shelters Heledd on a stroll around Burry Port harbour

Whilst in in Portsmouth:

Jimmy has already forsaken his bottle as Alun ("Worzel") gives him some water

Trudy ("Strudles") helps Jimmy find his feet

Jimmy's favourite mode of transport on Dad's back

Jimmy enjoys the ferry to the Isle of Wight - maybe he has "salt in his blood" like his forefathers

A variety of options for a family coffee break


Anonymous Anonymous said...

it must be fun to visit with the little ones.
they are lovely.

4:43 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Oh they are brilliant photos. I would love to see both the little ones again soon. I'm sure that Jimmy is going to want to go sailing and I bet Heledd will want to join them.

The coffee shot of the coffee lacks a certain something that the shot on the previous posting had.

7:06 pm  
Blogger donsands said...

There's joy to a heart. Well, to the brain at least.

Very lovely children, and family.

10:16 pm  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Really nice pics, and precious!

Jimmy looks adventuresome and all boy. And Heledd (lovely name) looks sweet, just like a girl should be!

You are "blessed", Maalie!

Our little Morgan gets her first bath, today!

1:37 am  
Blogger simon said...

I am sure worzel would agree:- if only they would never grow up and remain children forever! those endless nights, those sleepless moments.

That feeling as you slump into your favorite chair and right on que- the crying...

the lego you tread on in the middle of the night that breaks your foot in two, the vomit, the nappies.... the school fees, the broken cars, broken hearts....

Ah yes- if only I could have four more children... my joy would know no bounds....


2:56 am  
Blogger Merisi said...

Very sweet. :-)

you such a romantic!
(My left foots started hurting while reading your comment *auchie*)

6:35 am  
Blogger simon said...


yes mine too as I typed!

7:19 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Might I add to the list Simon .. the marbles in the hoover, the emergency trips to A&E when toadstools have been eaten, getting them out of trees when they have climbed too high, the endless stream of unsuitable pets etc. etc. etc.
You think all your troubles are over when they get to University, but they are just DIFFERENT troubles!

9:06 am  
Blogger simon said...

no- nothing changes and it sdeos not get better- just different.

Still I could go 2-3 more


9:11 am  
Blogger Maalie said...

But the rewards are high. As I said in my retirement party speech: There comes the time when you stop offering them advice and instead seek their advice.

Thank you all for lovely comments. I do indeed feel blessed.

9:13 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

I'm looking forward to the day when I don't have to lend them money, but they lend me some!

9:31 am  
Blogger Merisi said...


Optimist! :-)))
(I have still not at arrived at the stage where I lend money to my mother!)

11:51 am  
Blogger Dana said...

love the pics and "welcome back" - it's nice to hear from you after so long!!!!

8:27 pm  
Blogger Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

I do declare - the picture of baby Jimmy in the hat looks like a baby maalie!

3:08 am  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

I thought that the gaze of Heledd into the camera looked like a baby maalie. Ahhh the genes of it all!
Lolvey grandchildren...and you retired in time to enjoy them!

9:09 am  
Blogger Tortoiseshell said...

...what crying?

1:10 pm  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

That's certainly a family to be proud of, and I am glad you enjoy their company. The grandchildren will love their runcible grandfather when they get to know him.

8:54 am  

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