Rain, rain, go away, come back another day

The rain just seems to keep falling – when will we see the summer time ??

Typical British – whining about the weather ๐Ÿ™‚

Oliver is teething we think – he has started to chew on his fist and has a wonderful state of diahorrea ๐Ÿ™ย  He is definitely going through a growth spurt as he is loosing his barrel belly and is definitely continuing to put weight on.ย  On Tuesday he had put 2lbs on (since the last weighing in 2 weeks ago) (13lbs 9oz (6.14 kilos) total) and is on the way back to the growth chart that he was on at birth (he was on the 75th centile, and is now back up to the 50th).ย  So his 2 to 3 weeks of illness during the pyloric stenosis time seems to be well and truly behind him ๐Ÿ™‚

ย There is confirmed Swine Flu at the nursery apparently so Elliot did not go in today.

Simon’s heart given the all clear :-)

Simon has been to the docs on a couple of occasions recently following some intermittent chest pains that started in anger during the vacation to the Lakes a few weeks back.ย  Last week he had some blood taken for testing and also an ECG.ย  Never had one of those before ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, the great news is that with the exception of high(ish) cholesterol, we are in the clear – all looks totally fine.ย  OK, so the 4.8 for cholesterol isn’t great, and means yet another alteration to Simon’s diet to resolve :-(.ย  That and an increase it fitness training, and we should be A OK ๐Ÿ™‚

Oliver laughed at Simon today…

… and sure, forย  the wisecrackers out there, it won’t be the last time either.ย  We had both boys in their baths, and Elliot was splashing so daddy thought it a smart idea to reprimand Elliot and throw water over him – Oliver thought it was hilarious – it was a real full belly laugh type.

It has rained nearly all day today ๐Ÿ™

A day out at Cannon Hall

Olly’s temperature was as suspected – a 24hour thing – he woke up on Friday morning back to normal ๐Ÿ™‚ย  In fact he is now going 3 to 4 hours between feeds so Vicky is more able to do things during the days.

We went to Cannon Hall this morning to have a picnic and to feed the animals etc.ย  The sun came out but not until the early afternoon – probably a good thing because when it did come out it was definitely skin burning temperatures ๐Ÿ™‚

Elliot, Tyler, Becca and Alicia fed the various animals they have available (Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Pigs (and some brand new less than 12 hours old piglets), Goats, Llamas.ย  At one point one of the goats stole the bag of food right out of Elliot’s hands – Elly was not hugely impressed in fairness ๐Ÿ™‚

Photos will come soon – just got to transfer them over and sort them…

Oliver is a little under the weather :-(

Olly has had a temperature today (38 degrees C) and has not taken all of his feeds.ย  The poor little fella is just a little under the weather and it sounds like he has a sore throat ๐Ÿ™

It is now 10:10 pm and he took a full 7oz feed @ 8pm so will be expecting another one anytime now, and we hope he is able to “sleep it off” tonight.

On other matters, Simon has been messing with Shazam (an iPhone app) – it is VERY VERY cool in that it can record a music track (say playing on the radio), will then spend a few seconds figuring out exactly what the track is, will then log exactly what time and where you were when you recorded it and then, get this, offer you you tube videos, or iTunes store purchase of the track, and an internet search for the artist.ย  Incredible where the technology has taken us…..

The shared calendaring via MobileMe is awesome – Vicky and Simon now have a full online calendaring solution that automatically updates BOTH iPhones and also Vicky’s laptop on the fly.ย  Simon will not ever have an excuse again …. apparently ๐Ÿ™‚

Steve finally cut the grass yesterday – it was almost 9 inches long in places – feels like a month since it was last cut….

The hair is cut – finally

Simon went for a haircut today so took Elliot with him – however Elliot was “not having his haircut” so Simon had to persuade Elly to go along just for the walk etc in the sunshine.

Simon had his done while Elliot watched and hoped that Elliot would be up for it next.ย  Bare in mind that while on our vacation in the lakes, Elliot absolutely screamed the shop out when we went in to have his hair cut.ย  We have no idea why he has decided that he no longer wished to have it cut, but the decision appears to have been made.

Once again, today, he was not having it done so Simon decided that he was having it done and so put up with the screaming fit – I think the poor lady doing the cutting was quite traumatised by the whole affair ๐Ÿ™

We got 95% of the job done and so he looks pretty good again – we need to try to figure out why he was so against having it done at all though….