Grandma Elizabeth

We just had another very special visitor – Luke’s Mum – come and stay for over a week. It wasn’t long after her arrival when she discovered Jude also loved dancing. She promptly introduced him to Mc Hammer and taught him how to Hammer time!.

IMG_9808Just like last time, she came with a suitcase full of NZ gifts and goodies for us. She gave Toby his first bear made from a beautiful soft wool.

IMG_0025We did a lot while she was here.

One nice morning we went to Daan Park to feed the ducks and birds.

IMG_9852Another day, we went with Jude to Costco where Elizabeth bought Jude an awesome set of pretend food to go with his kitchen.

IMG_9899It didn’t take long for Jude to discover this Grandma also had an iPad!

IMG_9905Elizabeth was such a big help with both boys – taking Jude to the playground so I could get some rest or staying home with Toby so I could get out and run errands.

IMG_9911One errand I have been meaning to do for awhile was get Jude a new bike seat on the back of my bike.

IMG_9830One night Elizabeth watched the boys for us and Luke and I got out for a date night – pizza, beer and shopping.

IMG_9870We managed a few outings with both the boys as the weather was excellent.

IMG_9934Luke was at work most of the time she was here so it was wonderful having the extra pair of hands around to help out – whether it be with mealtimes, diaper changes, burping or bath time.

IMG_0034And of course, just hanging out around at home.



IMG_0013On her second to last night we went to Raohe Night Market where we had dinner and browsed the stalls.



IMG_9965We took a group shot the morning of her departure.

IMG_0028And Jude and I saw her off with a very teary goodbye.

IMG_0036We are so grateful for getting to spend so much time with Grandma Elizabeth and cannot even begin to express how thankful we are for all her help. Hopefully she’ll come back and visit us again soon!

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