Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thames Festival

Phoebe was up and at 'um early. Eager to get into her school uniform.... on a Saturday.... always the slightly odd one.

The concert was brilliant. The organisers orchestrated the last song 'Tower Bridge' with the opening of the bridge. The kids were amazed!

Owen played hard in the spots and stripes game, and got me a free bar of chocolate (somehow it tasted sweeter knowing it was free).

Oliver and Ben spent the day with Nanny Jean, who took them to the fire station open day. They watched a real fire being put out, played in the fire engines and had a go on the bouncy castle.

Good times were had by all.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Neonatal Development Clinic

Second appointment of the week, development clinic. I think we knew what to expect... Nothing, or wait and see. Sure enough that's what we got.

The doctor was one we had seen before. He was the consultant who first told us Joshua may have some mobility issues. This was when he was 9 days old. They had seen white cysts on the scan taken through his fontanel.

Today he said that he would term it 'evolving cerebral palsy'. That is to say that it appears that cerebral palsy will be a part of his future. Nothing new then. He did however agree to write a letter to the Bobath Centre in support of his referral.

Joshua was in such a happy, playful mood when we were with the doctor. Giving him all his best smiles and coos. The doctor was clearly taken with him.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Opthamology... again

We haven't been looking forward to this week. But we better get it over and done with.

Joshua had opthamology again today. We went expecting to find out whether his eyes were sending messages to his brain. But came home with the same answer, wait and see. Wait and see, wait and see. That's all they ever say. Surely with all your advanced science, your tests, your knowledge you can give us something more than wait and see? No? Thought not!

We can still cling onto the hope that he may have developmental delays in his eyes.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

16th anniversary

16 years today. When we got married we were fresh faced, innocent, children. We've grown together, created our family together, laughed together, cried together and been together over those years. I am one lucky lady. David is my best friend, my partner, my lover.

So, having told Dave that my new sewing machine was an anniversary present from him... My present to him was a self purchased drill arrived today. He was over the moon that the drill was green.

Poor Dave had to go to work today, so we'll have our date tomorrow.

We did however clink glasses with a glass of champagne, prior to David playing playstation and me finally getting a chance at playing with the new sewing machine. I can thread it, and sew a straight line, talented huh?

Phoebe once again travelled to school alone. Dave was late getting to work, because he was costing a job up, so he picked her up on the way in. I think she was disappointed about being collected again, but pleased to be going to dads work. Why oh why do they have to grow up?

Friday, September 3, 2010

1st one back to school

Phoebe went back toddy, she has a new teacher, Mr Strong, not quite the image from the Mr Men books I was expecting.

She woke up super early because today was her first day travelling to school alone. David really didn't want to let her, but she is 10, and secondary school is so close now. I couldn't quiet leave her to travelling home alone too, so I went with the boys to collect her. She didn't fail to show her disappointment at being collected!

Phoebe is persisting in her vegitarian streak. Tonight while the rest of us had duck wraps (yummy) Pheebs had mozzarella and tomato wraps, although I think she enjoyed them.

Oliver popped around into nursery to see Miss Eames and Keely, he is looking forward to going back now too.

Owen kindly went to Tesco this evening on his bike, I was reluctant as first, but again keep thinking, they are growing, give them space. He came home terribly shaken, the bike chain got stuck and he very nearly got hit by a bus. It took everything I had not to say, see... that's why we don't let you use the bike.