A visit to Great-Grandma

This Monday we set off with the girls to visit my Grandma again, just as we do every week nowdays. But it’s been a special occasion, as we’ve planned to spend the night with her. She was very happy about it, and Hana was very excited too, so I was happy to go for a change.

The day's 'nicedress'

The day's 'nicedress'

We took the usual 9:12 train and asked a nice lady to help to put the pushchair onto the train – Hana now tells me before we depart from home, that it is a big task to ask someone nice to help us. Well, the pushchair’s been heavy enough as I had to pack everything for two days – but we, with small children all know, how important to have enogh set of clothes for all weather conditions and numerous other life-saving objects:) Only men would argue why to store “so much useless pieces of clothes” to make the bags heavy:)

Ready to go

Ready to go

I tend to think that our outings make the special days of the week not only forĀ  my Grandma, but also for my cousin, Viki, just as for my Godmother and a couple of old ladies around my Grandma’s house. These latest would drop by to have a look at those “BeautifulGirls,EspeciallyTheSmallOne”. I do not mind it so much, but so does Hana. She doesn’t like those strangers wining around telling her how beautiful her sister is… it is stupid anyway to tell such a thing to a toddler, isn’t it?

Anyway, Grandma will never forget this little outing, not only because she’s been so happy to have us around, but also because we turned her room upside-down the moment we entered the house. Well, even for a night’s sleep, I had to rearrange the whole place to make it babysafe. Thanks Viki for helping me in it! The girls would banked up soon enough her beds and had a great time, playing there.

Ready for a good night's sleep

Ready for a good night's sleep

Hana would sleep on a pull-out bed and Dana and I shared the king-sized sofa-bed. The night was a disaster, as Hana’s bed was just two narrow for her usual attractions of the night so she would woke up every hour and cry – well, that’s great. The rest of the time I could either not go back to sleep, or Dana would wake me up by lifting her hand and dropping it back onto the bed or just making a move or anything really… well, I knew it before that I couldn’t sleep when a baby is in my bed, so I don’t know what I expected really:) From about 1 am, I’d been just hoping for the morning to come and it came at 6 am, when Hana woke up:) – thanks, Darling!

Rather playing then sleeping

Rather playing then sleeping

Apart from the horrorous night-time, we had a great time, though. Right away on Monday, we visited my GodMother at her workplace, who is a childcarer at the local kindergarten. Hana loves these visits. She can go anywhere she likes and she can play with the kids. I made a few photos to get inspiration, what to do with Hana when the weather is gloomy. The funny thing is, that I used to go to this kindergarten before we moved with my parents, when I was a toddler myself. I have to tell you, that this place is JUST the same as it’s been. Amazing, that even the decoration is the same, though in the room I used to go to, they just painted the wall in white to get rid of the gingerbread house of the witch…

On the way home we got just soaked through in a heavy shower, thanks to the experience of the older. We just left the kindergarten and headed home, when a few big drops of rain fell. I asked if we should go and see my cousin just next door, but the two experienced childcarers chilled me saying that it will be nothing. In about two minutes after that we found ourselves under a nut tree with a baby and a toddler in the middle of a summer downpour. In a few minutes the rain would fell on us and Hana started to moan that she got wet:) thanks God, I could fold Dana in her pushchair, and we’d been giggling with the women, we could go for a wet T-shirt competition… at the end my GodMother called my cousin’s husband who gave me and the girls a lift to Grandma’s house just a street down. The funny thing is, that we had to stay in the car even in front of the house, as leaving the car would have meant to got soaked, if getting wetter would have been possible:) At the end my GodMother who’s name is actually Mary, well, she walked home, pushing the pushchair in one hand and her bike in the other…. Within 2 minutes the clouds were gone and the air was even hotter than before, thanks to humidity…

In 10 minutes we were already set for the swimming-pool party at my GodMother’s house. Hana just loved it, she wouldn’t leave the pool for a moment. Even Dana had a little dabble in a tiny little bath tub Mary found. At least she could wear her swimsuits she inherited from Hana:)

In the pool

In the pool

The smallest swimsuit I've ever seen:)

The smallest swimsuit I've ever seen:)

The next morning, following that awful night, we got ourselves invited to play with Ana, the little girl, Hana made friends at Viki’s wedding. To be honest, the main reason for staying the night over was to have enough time to visit them too. And we needed time, as they live on the other side of the village… You know, the whole village has about 4 streets in line, but they can be long enough to make distances… Walking there’s been easy, as Hana entertained herself with picking flowers for Ana and we’d been singing and telling stories. However coming back to Grandma would have been a nightmare, but I put Hana on the top of the pushchair so this way we survived… She got really tired in those 2 hours we spent with Ana and her family. They are really nice and funnily enough, Ana, who is half-a-year older than Hana, has a little sister, called Esther, who is now 11 months old. What a coinsidence it is! Dana will also have a little playmate later on, but the sympathy is already in them.

So at the end of the day, everyone’d been satisfied. We spent 2 lovely days at Grandma and she’d looking forward to our next visit. We shall visit her next week, but NO sleeping-overs for a while, I believe:)

They definitely enjoyed the trip

They definitely enjoyed the trip