My little men, Jamie and Louis, had their second birthday (birthdays) on Sunday. As usual there was a family gathering, luckily it was a sunny day so the mayhem could all occur in the garden. The boys were inundated with gifts, mostly two of everything, but the main thing was that they enjoyed their day. Nanny was feeling very lively, possibly helped by a couple of glasses of weak Pimms, so refreshing, and so threw herself enthusiastically into entertaining the Grandchildren. Amy nearly succeeded in causing me serious injury by hurling herself, unexpectedly, at me whilst I was kneeling. I had no idea that I was still able to remain kneeling whilst my head was on the ground behind me. I did think that I must have caused major damage to my spine, DIL was sitting next to me and said that the clonking sound which emanated from me indicated serious injury but no, minor ache but nothing more.
Evie, who is just coming up to 10 months old, is walking unaided, and has been for over a week. Today she increased her speed and was virtually running, very handy when the boys are around and she has just taken their toys, and hilarious to watch as she has to extend her arms to keep her balance and looks decidely inebriated.
Jack, 5, has learned to ride his bike without stabilisers and has resurrected the obsession he had as a toddler with staging mock crashes by tipping the bike over and rolling off it, scary to witness but keeps him occupied for ages.
Amy starts school, full-time next week, bless her, she is only 4 and 4 months. I think she will cope well though as she is quite a bright little spark and has a brain and imagination which a re hugely entertaining.
Izzy is still a little dot, looks like an angel but has a voice like a fog-horn and a will which is indomitable. She still had hypermobility of her joints and is capable of sitting comfortably with her legs bent at impossible angles. I think she is assisted in these poses by a markedly increased pain threshold, she rarely appears to feel it.
Amy, Izzy and Evie
Working Friday, on-call, and Saturday but then I have 2 weeks leave. Yeah. I can’t wait, I am so looking forward to having some time off. I have a mandatory study day next Friday but that is nothing in comparison to the stress of a days work.