#WordlessWednesday: Three Days with Charlie

When our grandson, Charlie, called (his voice sounding a lot like his mother’s) my husband and I gladly offered to fill in the three-day gap in his daycare arrangements. And what better way to share this adventure than through #WordlessWednesday (or in my case #AlmostWordlessWednesday)? Enjoy!

It is never boring hanging out with a 19-month old boy. There were beaches to explore.
And old boats to restore.
As well as the sights and smells of Grandville Island Market!
Charlie made it his full-time job to ensure that his grandparents were entertained.
He also scored big points for being a fan of Grandma’s cooking.

Which was a good thing because I had made several extra containers full for his daycare lunches. You can find the recipes here, here and here. And if you have Microsoft Word, you can easily make the freezer tags by using the ‘Shipping Labels Template’ found under ‘New Documents.’
And the most precious reward of all? Charlie’s choice of location for his peaceful afternoon nap!
It’s comforting to know that we are only ever a ferry ride away!
Until next time….

42 Replies to “#WordlessWednesday: Three Days with Charlie”

  1. Loved your photo story, Donna. It’s the perfect format for sharing your three days together.
    Don’t you just CRAVE that peaceful napping that only little guys like Charlie can do?
    I miss the Granville Island market. And the art stores on the island. What a wonderful place.

    1. Hi, Karen – Thank you again for your kind words. YES! I would absolutely love to nap like that again.
      BTW- If you are ever out Vancouver way again – let me know. It would be fantastic to meet up.

      1. I used to be in British Columbia many times a year when I was doing workshops and keynotes. Now that I’m retired, I’m not sure when my next trip will be. But I am sure that there will be a next time, and doubly sure that I will be in touch with you. I would love to meet you!

    1. You’re absolutely right, Joanne. Quality time with a small child does put life in perspective. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Oh, what a gorgeous little guy your grandson Charlie is Donna. Your photos captured those three days perfectly. The colors are so vibrant! Thanks for sharing them with us. šŸ™‚

    1. Hi, Susan – Thank you for your kind words. It is wonderful to be able to share what we love. I am grateful that blogging makes it so easy for us to do this. I’ve met you through Karen’s ‘Profound Journey’ and greatly appreciate you stopping by.

    1. Hi, Anabel – Tiring Charlie out was the ‘not so hidden purpose’ behind our outdoor adventures with Charlie. As the photos show….it worked!

    1. Thanks, Kate – We consider ourselves extremely lucky that all of our grandchildren (currently) live less than three hours away from us. Our youngest son does live in Singapore…so having grandchildren close by may not last forever. We are enjoying it while we can!

    1. Hi, Ally – Thanks so much for stopping by. It is amazing how smart children can be while they are still very young. Not even two years old yet, and Charlie is already an expert at getting on Grandma’s and Grandpa’s good side!

    1. Thanks, Debbie – I do admit…I haven’t quite mastered the ‘wordless’ part. But as I am more comforting writing than photographing, I’m clinging to that as my excuse!

    1. Hi, Stephanie – Luckily, my husband and I were already retired when our first grandchildren were born. Actually, expected grandchildren were one of the reasons for my early retirement! šŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Fran – I know it is selfish, but not needing to share our grandson with anyone else during those three days was sheer luxury for both my husband and me!

    1. Hi, Sue – Thanks so much for stopping by. Grandchildren definitely do help you enjoy the moment. I’m glad that you enjoyed the photos.

    1. Hi, Terri- Thank you for your kind words — they are just what every grandmother longs to hear! Our first grandchild (Charlie) wasn’t born until our eldest son was thirty-eight. He was well worth the wait!

  3. I’d love to be a ferry ride away from people – it sounds like a relaxing way to go to and from visits! Your grandson is gorgeous and you are so lucky to have been able to spend the time with him. Our little granddaughter is coming for an Easter visit with her parents and I can’t wait!

    1. Hi, Leanne – Thanks for commenting. Funny thing about the ferry. Prior to living on Vancouver Island, and just coming here to visit, we LOVED the ferry. Two restaurants, a lounge, a gift shop and book store and panoramic views (including occasional orca sightings)…what was not to adore? Living on the Island, the ferry is a whole different story. $17.20 each way, plus $57.50 for your vehicle, and when it doesn’t run (due to weather) or you can’t get on (especially during summer or holidays) it can be very frustrating! Enjoy your Easter weekend with your children and granddaughter!

    1. Thanks, Janis! We also think that Charlie is a cutie (no bias at all)! šŸ™‚
      You’re right that young children tend to find magic everywhere. Charlie re-introduced us to many things that my husband and I had long ago forgotten!

    1. Hi, Jo-Anne –
      Thank you so much for this feedback. I have been experimenting with different blog formats to see which ones work best for readers.
      Yup…Richard and I were definitely tired when we returned home last Sunday…but we were completely content and loved every minute of our time with Charlie. ‘Hope that all is well for you and Bill.

    1. Thanks, Nancy – I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Richard and I are looking forward to seeing you soon!

    1. Hi, Louise – Thanks for commenting. Our other daughter-in-law and five-month-old granddaughter, Jordyn, will be spending a couple of days with us this week. I will try to write a post about that visit. Is your second blog up yet? I’ve been watching for it!

  4. Your beautiful grandson is lucky to have such young grandparents who clearly love him like crazy. I love following your adventures, thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi, Bianca – Thank you for your kind words. And thanks so much for following and commenting. I greatly appreciate it!

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