Tuesday, August 24, 2010

what keeps me busy.

this week i am babysitting owen for a few days.
let's just call him mr. push-it, prod-it, poke-it, press-it, pry-it-open and topple it over.

because that's what he does.
he's 16 months.
that's what babies his age do of course.
they want to know.
they want to see.
they want to touch.
then they want to go back and do it all again.
mind you, he does all of this whilst looking very cute and inquisitive the whole time.
my favourite thing is when he picks up the remote control, puts it to his ear and says
it kills me.
his language skills are improving.
he copies what you say.
as in, 'owie, do you want a banana?'
it's very,very cute.
i'm sure you agree.

okay, you might not think that's the cutest most adorable thing ever.
i was going to include a 2 minute video of him eating toast and peanut butter which is even cuter.
so think yourself lucky.

i do have 3 other grandkids, so don't think i'm playing favourites here.
each of them is adorable in their own right.
more than adorable in fact.
want me to prove it?

Wow, the wonder of it all.

Miss Nora Boo
Cousins: aka Double Trouble, JBug and Benny Ben
Juju the Tiger

Owen: I'm watching you!
Did somebody call 911?

Your Saturday morning soccer stars
Ben the patriot

come on!
how adorable is that?
life is good.


Busy Bee Suz said...

Extremely adorable.
No video of them sleeping? That is always exciting...I have hours and hours of the girls sleeping!!!

Glad you are able to enjoy your little tots...I am sure you are getting your exercise following him around!

Pam said...

Absolutely gorgeous the lot of them. I am a very sad woman and would happily have sat through a few minutes of watching a baby eat a peanut butter sandwich.

the fly in the web said...

So what was all this about nothing to say recently?
I think I might pick up a few tips about the TV control...saying 'hewwo' to it might be better than bashing it when it won't work.

karen gerstenberger said...

Love this posting and all of those Adorables! Of course that is enough to keep anyone fully occupied. Relish and enjoy.

Steve said...

Cute with a capital CUTE!

Clippy Mat said...

haha thanks all for your kind comments. even tho' you couldn't very well say much else could you?
a nanny's bragging rights.
shh, baby owen's sleeping.
nanny's blogging.
the joys of the afternoon nap.


Pearl said...

That's exactly right: Life is good.

Adorable children!


TechnoBabe said...

Having your own special time with your wonderful grandson Owen is special indeed. Sounds like a bundle of energy. Yes, I have to agree that his words are very cute. Your other grandkids are cuties too. You are a lucky grandma.

wor vron said...

Glad to see you blogging again sis well done! You're a wonderful Nanny Pat to 4 gorgeous children -loved spending precious time with you all this summer -happy memeories xx

ChiTown Girl said...

SO stinkin' adorable!!!!

C said...

wOwsers... they are ALL so beautiful, pat. i knew you had a jujube too. i would be eating those kiddos up till there were no cheeks left.

thank you for your support the other day on my blog. you are a good friend.

love and hugs...

Anonymous said...

awww nice, they are a delight. i miss them every day. and you!

love lots
jenn xoxoxoo

Irritatingly Optimistic said...

Can I add my two to your childcare list?? They are far from being cute here in Florida at the moment. I cant tell you what the youngest has been up to or we will have the social services knocking on the hotel room door!

Gina said...

what a cute little red tush!!

i've missed you clippy mat!! some how i wasn't on your followers list anymore, i assumed you weren't posting.

Sara said...

They are adorable! You're so lucky!

alison said...

Loved the kiddie pictures and I must say I giggled at your wildlife post. Especially mistaking wild turkeys for dogs. I was menaced by a gang of wild turkeys the same day that President Obama visited Ottawa right after the inauguration. Really. See: http://itsjustapie.blogspot.com/2009/02/intimidation-and-cranberry-sauce.html

Clippy Mat said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving great comments. I love comments.

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Expat mum said...

Fantastic. My mum once said you never think you'll love anyone as much as you love your kids. And then along come the grandkids.

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photos, I can't wait until we have grandkids........hoping that will happen before we die!!!

Neither child seems in any hurry to have them, mind you in son's case it would help to have a girlfriend!!


Grumpy Old Ken said...

Great and how sensible to involve your camera. Must get mine going on childminding day 9Mondays1)

ChiTown Girl said...

Come on over to my place, there's an award waiting for you. :)

Mark said...

Yes, life is good - and thank goodness for kids, who so often remind me that the best things in life are not things at all.

Grace Matthews said...

They are so stinkin' cute! Enjoy it now while they remain small. I have found that the older they get the less cute and more annoying they are.