Saturday, February 9, 2013


We'll be going out on leave to South Africa in ten days' time, so once again we meet up with family and friends. The best of all is we get to see our two sons and daughters-in-law and all the grandchildren. Just to remind me how much I miss them, I've posted photos of them below. ( I don't have a recent photo of Elijah, but I know it will be good to see him and his siblings in the flesh again.) 

While we're home this time, we have not one, not two, but THREE birthdays to celebrate! Little Abby turns one on 2nd March. Eryn will be ten on 27th of March and that same day her younger sister, Bethany celebrates her fourth birthday! All three the beautiful little Hedges girls are very special to their Granny Jo and Granddad Grant.

Abby Kate who will be one year old at the beginning of March

Bethany, left and Eryn, right will celebrate their fourth and tenth birthdays respectively at the end of March. The young gentleman in the middle is - at nine months - our youngest Hedges grandchild, Israel

 Two week ago Israel started to crawl!

At three-years-old, Joel is more into gadgets than ever before! Here he takes a photo with his "camero"

Imagine knowing to check the picture on the screen. Kids today are just so technologically 

Bethany, Eryn and Joshua being tutored in Portuguese while they live in Mozambique

As you can imagine, I can't wait to see them all again soon.

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend. 


  1. Glad you are able to have so many wonderful leaves while on that job. That's awesome... AND--getting to see the grandchildren is terrific. They are all growing up so fast.

    Have a wonderful day.

  2. Jo, it will be a wonderful vacation with your grandchildren. I am sure you can not wait to see them all again. They are all beautiful children, love their photos. Have a great weekend!

  3. Ah Jo! I can feel your excitement. What a bunch of beautiful grand children you have. Fancy the two girls being born on the same day. Your little Israel is the same age as Banjo. He has just started crawling too.

  4. I know how excited you must be, Jo!! Have a wonderful trip and ENJOY!!

  5. They are all so sweet ! Yes kids today can handle even an Ipad at two years old ! Toby handles it like a professional I could learn from him, lol !

  6. Your grandkids have such BIG BLUE eyes, Jo....They are really beautiful children. What fun for you to get to see all of them. Our eldest son, Nathan, and his wife Cori, are expecting their third child in August, so we'll have 4....I don't think I'll ever catch up with you!
    I can't remember if I told you that our son Ben and his wife Jo are getting divorced. We all have mixed feelings about that. He lives in a rental house and they share custody of Noah 50-50.


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