Wednesday, 2 August 2006

Happy Birthday Matthew

I know you have seen the above pictures before, on Sams Birthday ,Today Matthew ,is fourteen ,he is the first  son of my daughter Kate and Martin her husband,I think out of all our eight Grandsons Matt looks most ,like his late Grandfather Mick ,he would have been so proud of his youngest daughter and her boys ,he would have loved Martin ,Matthew was born with a narrow valve to the heart ,so hes been a regular visitor to Great Ormand street hospital ,in London ,he hasnt needed to go this year ,but has to go back again next year ,this hasnt stopped Matt ,he is a keen sports man ,he loves to swim ,and enjoyed his snorkeling experiance ,whilst on holiday in Alcudia recently ,he likes football watching and playing ,and also plays rugby ,he is a clever student always getting good grades along with good school reports ,I have just spoken to him on the phone ,where they are all spending a few days,in Skegness ,in Lincolnshire ,where their other Granny has a caravan,he tells me its raining there quite heavily ,it doesnt seem fair after all the hot weather last week ...speaking to him on the phone I hardly recognise him ,his voice has broken now ,along way from the little boy I used to look after ,so his Mummy could go to work ,we had a great time ,watching alllllll  ! the Thomas the tank engine tapes over and over ,If Ringo Starr ever lost his voice I could have done the narration , and we used to spend hours watching the real trains ,on their way to London ,and on the other line going North ...we liked Noddy too ,but not the Gremlins in the 'Dark Wood ',I made a Noddy complete with a bell on his hat ,who was much loved at the time ,though its been raining Matt tells me they have been shopping ,he has been spending his Birthday money .So a very happy birthday Matt with love from Granny Jan xxxxxx

Its raining here too today ,and has cooled down ,and is really quite refreshing ,so no need to water tonight ,we went out to the Lincolnshire Fens ,to a place called Gedney Hill yesterday,Maurice ,whos back at work for three days ,had heard of a new fishing lake ,and when we found it ,it did look good ,Ithink he would like to try over nighting there so it will be the tent ,and when the weather is nice again ,but will keep you posted on that ,This is the second time Ihave done all this ,I clicked save ,as you do ,and got ... blogs unavailable ...and the entry was lost ,Thankyou AOL ,So while the going is good I'll get going ,have a lovely evening everyone with love and

Jan xxxx

23 comments:

jeanno43 said...

A very Happy Birthday to Mat.  Glad his problems have never stopped him.  Becky and Dean are going to Skeggie for a week in October.

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labdancer51 said...

A very Happy Birthday to Matthew, what a happy looking lad he is! :o)

Sandra xxxx

sugarsweet056 said...

HAPPY BD MATTHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO, have a fun day!
Sugar

siennastarr said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome grandson, Matthew!!

Hugs,
Jackie

mckaygillian said...

Happy birthday to Matthew!!  Shame about the weather though :o(
Gill xx

plieck30 said...

Happy birthday to Matt. What a great young man! Paula

irisclyde said...

I've just had a thought, don't show Maurice the picture of the pond with the fish, will you??? Next thing we know, we'll find him camped in the garden! :o)
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oddb0dkins said...

Happy birthday Matt. Cor, haven't been to Skeggers for years.
Next time, before you save your entry, highlight it and copy it, that way if AOL screws up you can always paste your entry into word or notebook. It will save you re-typing it all. B. x

jlocorriere05 said...

Happy birthday Matthew! I knitted a Noddy too Jan! It was for me, not the kids, I loved him! He has a real bell on his hat too! I hope the rain stops for Matthew, no fun being on holiday with rain! Glad you finally managed to post your entry! Jeannette xx  

sdrogerson said...

Jan what a lovely entry to read just before I head for bed...............I have little trains now in my head...............

stevietwain said...

Haha, I used to luuurrrve Thomas Tank when i was a kid. I collected all the little toy engines too..hehe!!

Great entry hun,

Lv Ste
xxx

jckfrstross said...

Thanks for visiting my journal:) i too have added you to my alerts:) so i will be back

Deb

rachealcarol said...

Happy Birthday Mathew. Rache

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Happy Birthday to Matt!!! He's a cutie!!!  
Dianna

kaydeejay5449 said...

Happy Birthday, Matthew!  What a nice tribute to your grandson.  I could feel your pride and love for him in your entry.  He sure sounds like a fine young man.  Wish we could get some of that rain here.  Oh, it would feel so good and would sweeten the air.  
Kathy

lindaggeorge said...

Happy Birthday to Matt, hope the weather picks up for him.

Jan, as I have lost hours of work on my Journals, sometimes in the middle. Try writing it all in Word, that way you have a much better selection of fonts for a start.

When you finish, copy and paste it into your new entry, then you can add in the bits and pieces of graphics where you want them. If it does go belly-up then, you can do it all again in seconds rather than hours.

nedmoh said...

Happy Birthday Matt,hope you had a good day yesterday,like everyone is saying Matt is a good looking boy/man and will i'm sure break a few hearts.
Hi Jan,hope the sun hasn't forgotten how to shine now we are getting lots of rain and its gone quite chilly!!! How maddening to do your  entry and then AOL to throw you off ,I wonder ,did you swear ???? Hope the weather cheers up for Kate and Martin.Good luck at the fishing lake Maurice ......Love Jeanxxxx

ally123130585918 said...

Happy Birthday Matt ~ hope you had a good day ~
Jan they are all good looking young men ~ loved your memories of him when you used to babysit ~ laughed at you being able to do the narration if Ringo ever lost his voice ~ Ally

cacklinrosie101 said...

Isn't it just amazing how overnight those little boys' voices just get so deep?  My son loved Thomas the tank also.  Glad you got some refreshing rain and cooler weather.  xxx  Chris

kategshepherd said...

Hi all, just thought i would drop you a line, being as i have the computer all to myself until sunday when my boys get home. I have come home today so that i can get my typing done for monday. The boys and Martin wanted to stop with Nanny Pam for a few days so Maddie and I are home alone, having a girlie weekend. It's quite nice and it's very peaceful. Thanks to all who put messages on for matt's birthday. Whatever happened to my baby ah? I will make sure that he reads them when he gets home. Love you so much mum, hopefully see you tomorrow.

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Jan - your entry has made me remember how my Grandad would take me to the railway station to watch the steam trains (i can just barely remember it).  My nephew Tristan also loved Thomas the Tank Engine........ahhh more memories!
Luv Jayne x

lindachapmanuk said...

that was a lovely entry Jan, another handsome one in your family! hope matt had a good birthday Linda xx
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lurkynat said...

lovely entry Jan!
love,nat