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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BACK HOME DOWN UNDER

After five weeks in California we have arrived home. It sure is a long way. 16 hours flying time and 6 hours hanging around airports. I found it difficult to blog while carrying out grandparent duties in L.A., so I hope you'll forgive me for not visiting your blogs in that time. We went to help out our daughter, Sonya, when she gave birth to our second grandson.
 Granddaddy goes to sleep on the job.

 Beautiful Banjo, its time for your first bath.

 "Can I watch?" asks big brother, Fox.

 So Mummy and Papa stand Fox on a step ladder so he can see Banjo having a bath in a special tub in the kitchen sink.

Proud Mum and Papa check out a newborn rash and hope that it will soon clear up, which it did. 

27 comments:

  1. Welcome home, and with a cool new header.

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  2. You have such a beautiful family and I adore the new header! Glad you are home safe and sound and sure you are already missing those Grandma duties.

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  3. LOVE your new header photo! And the photos of Banjo's first bath.... welcome back to you both.

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  4. Welcome back and like everyone else I think the new header is magic.

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  5. Welcome back.
    So wonderful that you no doubt had a lovely time looking after your grandchildren plus living in another city.
    Baby Banjo is certainly looking like his father...he has left his mark!
    You captured the header photo so clearly, very good Diane.

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  6. Hi Diane, welcome home. I am sure you and Bill enjoyed helping out your daughter and spending time with Fox and Banjo. Both of your grandchildren are adorable. You are probably already planning your next trip back to see them. Wonderful photos, have a great day.

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  7. awwwww!!!
    what a cutie!

    welcome back! you've been missed.

    simply exceptional photos! i love all of them.

    big hugs!

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  8. spectacular header shot. LOVE IT! so sweet with big brother watching the first bath. you are blessed.

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS !!!! What sweet pictures.

    Now I know why I have never visited Australia. 16 hours on planes plus six in airports. Wow! I just don't have that kind of stamina anymore. :)

    wonderful grandbabies, though. Get some rest.

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  10. Welcome back ! Can imagine that during grandma duties you had no energy left for blogging ! I only made the experience twice, and realize that I am not 30 anymore. The little Banjo seems to be just the opposite Fox ! One so blond and the other so dark !

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  11. What a great post you have come back with. You have beautiful grand children. Love the header photo.

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  12. Great new "header" Diane.
    Actually showing a lot of blonde hair on a head - ha ha!
    I guess the shearing shed episode came later???
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)

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  13. Love the new header..... Awesome!!!! Congrats on the two gorgeous grandsons. They are both adorable. I know it hurts to live so far away from them...

    I certainly understand why you weren't blogging while on Grandparent duty... I wouldn't either, I'm sure!!!!! BUT--I'm glad you made it home safe and sound...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. I'm glad you made it back home safe and sound. These pictures are adorable -- both Fox and Banjo are very handsome. I enjoyed your posts while you were on Grandparent duty.

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  15. That header is.so.adorable! Really so sweet.

    Both of your grands are so cute. I can imagine it was hard to stop snapping photos. Great you were able to visit when they needed you; you are real troopers willing to travel for that long. I get a little crazy when cooped up to travel from Philadelphia to Portland!

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  16. I really enjoyed looking at the pictures of your grandsons Diane. Lovely to see the special times you had - even toes mage good playthings! It must have been wonderful to be with Fox, Banjo and their parents for such a long time. Welcome back!

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  17. Welcome home! What a lovely visit you had with those two charmers (and their parents).... that long flight was definitely worth it.

    I can well believe that you didn't have time to blog. I wasn't blogging when our older three grands were small, but I do remember that when I was with them, NOTHING else got done... I was just with them ... that was my whole purpose in life at that moment!

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  18. Glad you are back home safe and sound. I love your header photo...and the rest of the photos are lovely, too.

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  19. I've just spent a few minutes looking and reading about your wonderful 5 weeks of grandparenting, and at this point, (not having seen my grandkids for over a year), I'm REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY JEALOUS!! It looks like you both adapted and remembered well how to be grandparents....which is mainly to have great fun with those precious little ones. Congratulations to you all, what two beautiful grandsons you have!!! And I agree with Sallie, your header is wonderful. I'm glad you are safely home, and I'm sure you returned with many wonderful memories and photos!!! (We have also been traveling and just returned from New Caledonia. We will see our missionary friends at a meeting tonight and we will pass along the message from their friend. It certainly is a small world, isn't it???)

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  20. They are lovely family photos! Flying and airports aren't much fun sometimes! Thanks for visiting my post. Glad you liked John and my performance.

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  21. Diane, both Fox and Banjo are so precious! I'm so glad you were able to spend quality time with them and your daughter and son-in-law. I know you must miss them now, as I always miss my grandboys when I have to leave them. {{hugs}}

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  22. I LOVE the new header!

    Glad you were able to be there for the first few weeks, when all is chaos and grandparents can really be of assistance. You have a beautiful family! I'm sure, however, it's grand to be home.

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  23. Oh wow, what absolutely adorable photos. You have two very precious grandchildren Diane. All ear-to-ear smile bringers and I too loved your header photo. Welcome home to you and Bill. Quite a journey for you both.

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  24. Welcome home!! Sounds like you had a really wonderful time visiting with your family and enjoying those sweet babies!! I love the name Banjo! And I hope you sang Waltzing Matilda to him when you rocked him to sleep.

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  25. Love all these, Dianne, and the header. Especially like Grandaddy falling asleep. I find I can do that super easy!

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  26. Sweet shots Diane!
    My hubby is just like your Bill! :)

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