Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

It's the end of another year and what a year it was.

Last week I had the last day of minding my dear little granddaughter Savannah.

Last Day with Savannah 13 months
I have been minding her during the week since April when she was only 5 months old. It's been a very busy year, sometimes so tiring and other times such a delight.

I had forgotten how much babies learn in the first 12 months. I have seen her roll over, sit up, start solid food, crawl, talk and walk in those 8 months. I am very lucky to have been given the chance to get to know her so well.

Here is the photo I took of her on the first day of minding her.

First Day with Savannah, 5 months
That first week was particularly difficult but we got into a routine and somehow got through the year together. Even though I had four children of my own, it was a long time ago and I had forgotten how much constant work babies are.

I felt quite emotional on that last day.

My daughter arrived with a thank you present for me; a beautiful Pandora bracelet.

Pandora Bracelet

Here is a close up photo of the charms and they all have special meanings to us.

Mickey Mouse has been Savannah's favourite since she was 3 months old. The two little bears are Savannah and I and the present is to say thank you.

I will treasure that bracelet always and will remember this special year.

Next year all will be different, Savannah is going off to a childcare centre at the school where my daughter teaches. I am allowed to have her occasionally though.

Next year I will be getting back to my sewing and will hopefully get some quilts made again. I will also be busy with my duties as President of Waverley Patchworkers and Coordinator of the Waverley Art Quilters group. There's always plenty to do.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you to the people who have read my blog and taken the time to comment, I really appreciated hearing from you.

Bye for now,


jude's page said...

Well done for your commitment to look after your granddaughter in 2015, and merry christmas to you too. Looking forward to seeing what you do in 2016.

Linda Steele said...

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you as well, Judy

Dawn said...

Treasure all the lovely moments that you had with Savannah, its very special. Merry Christmas to you and your family and I look forward to seeing more of you quilting next year.

Robbie said...

I know I mentioned to you before that I've watched both my grand kids (now 16 & 12) every Wednesday since they were each 6 weeks old. There is nothing like the bond you will have with this little girl. I still go down to see the kids one day a week (now on Friday's so I don't have to be overseer of homework during the weekday!). Love those babies...enjoy your new year but still try to get in one day a week to see her and to continue that bond!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Dawn, although it was hard at times minding Savannah, I now realise how lucky I was to be able to spend so much time with her. Merry Christmas

Linda Steele said...

I loved hearing about your special time with the grandchildren, Robbie. Merry Christmas