Elliot has been one very lucky little boy…

Event though he was less than keen to awaken on the big day, Elliot has done very well and thanks everyone for all of his gifts.  There doesn’t appear to be anything that has not been used by now 🙂

We have had a busy time already this year – Greenlea on Christmas Eve, Home on Christmas Day, Halifax on Boxing Day and Bridlington on the 27th to see Paula, Richard and little Cayton.  Today, we are relaxing at home and taking the tree down in the Lounge (has really started to sag and we are loosing some of the tree decorations so rather than risk more, we are taking the tree down 🙂 )

AND, we have been to the recycle centre to get rid of unrequired boxes etc.  We have been busy 🙂

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all

Today is the last chance to wish all a very Merry Christmas – Father Christmas has hinted to Simon and Vicky that there will be little time to pop any info up here as Elliot is going to have much to be getting on with from tomorrow onwards. 🙂

We actually have a really busy schedule over the Christmas to New Year period and it is very likely that as a reader of this page, you will be seeing us at some point in the next 7 or 8 days.

We wish all have a truly wonderful time..

Santa Special on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Today was the big day on the steam train – unfortunately there had been a  lot of rain overnight so part of the track between Haworth and Keighley had been covered over with a landslide !!! SO the train was going up 3 times between Oxenhope and Haworth instead of making the entire trip down to Keighley and back.

Father Christmas was still there fortunately so he was able to chat with Elliot on the train all the same.

We are all finished for Christmas now, so 2 weeks of hopefully relaxation is on the way 🙂

Simon in New York in the hot, no cold, no hot…

On Monday, Simon travelled out to New York for the week – and when he arrived it was 19 degrees Celsius – yes, that’s right, 19 degrees in mid December !!!! Very pleased he was wearing a shirt, fleece jacket AND large knee length overcoat 🙁 The taxi journey to the hotel was a 45 minute sweat box 🙁

Then, Tuesday, it snowed !!!

He has woken this AM not sure whether he will need to go and buy suncream or cold sore cream !!

Will be home on Friday and then we are done for work for 2008 – looking forward to some time at home with Vicky and Elliot and bump.

20 week scan today :-)

Simon got back from his overnight in London this morning and this afternoon was the 20 week scan.  We arrived in good time, and amazingly were almost straight in – result.  Well, not quite, our little cherub decided that it was time to sleep so the sonographer was unable to get the full readings on the heart (we could see it beating just fine, but she could not get in on the actual details of the heart) or could she get to see the feet.  The little monkey was sound asleep and was not up for showing us 🙁

So, we had to go out and wait for 30 minutes until we could have another go – same result – great.

Another 40 minute wait demonstrated that yet again we were not going ot be allowed to see the heart in full swing, nor the feet at all – little monkey.

The result ? We have to go back at a later date to complete the scan 🙁

Other than this irritation he is 100% OK.  That’s right, we said he 🙂 Just need to find some names now …. Any suggestions are most welcome

One weekend, TWO Father Christmas visits… :-)

We have had a great weekend with lots of stuff on the agenda.  Saturday was Emily-Mae’s 3rd Birthday party at the Ponderosa in Heckmondwike – a very cool morning spent feeding llama’s, pigs,  goats etc.  Elliot loved it of course, but was typically less keen to go and talk to Father Christmas after the feeding – although the little toy that he received has not been put down since 🙂

Then, today (Sunday) we went down to Sundown Adventure land near Retford, Lincolnshire with David, Julie and Abbie.  While it was cold, they had little stalls selling soup and hotdogs and alcohol free mulled wine (v nice it turns out).  The hour long wait for the tractor ride was painful but worthwhile according to Elliot and the hour and a half wait for Father Christmas was let down only by Elliot’s lack of wanting to see him at all, once he realised why he had queued for so long.  It was one of the best Father Christmas setups I think we have ever seen – just a shame it took so long to get there 🙁

It has been a little warmer this weekend than during the week, which definitely made the two trips much better – given that they were both outdoors 🙂

Hair cut sir?

Wouldn’t usually make the news but the boys had their hair cut today – must have been three months since Elliot last had it cut – was beginning to look like a little sheep 🙂

We had snow again today – couple of inches before we awoke – unfortunately Elliot didn’t get the chance to play out in it, as it has rained pretty much all day and by this evening, it had pretty much all gone 🙁

Perhaps next time ?