Olly managed more than 10 hops today in Martial Arts….

Sir made a big fuss of Olly and his hopping today, and made him demo sage to the rest of the class how to hop across the room before jumping for a high 10. Before today, he has managed just four concurrent hops at any one time – today he made 13 or 14 and almost made it all the way across the room :-). We were all made up – mahoosive ice achievement for the little guy 🙂

Elliot was also on good form with exceptionally high front kicks – in fact two of e instructors were joking about ‘go go gadget legs’ 🙂 Elliot didn’t get what it meant, but mummy and daddy certainly did :-). Elliot can front kick to the height of his own head already…. Daddy is slightly worried that soon Elliot will be able to kick up to daddy’s head level…..

Earlier in the day we took a ride over to Widnes with Grandma and Grandad to see a new caravan that they have been researching – a new manufacturer called Eterniti with their unique selling point in the UK of the slide out side – www.eterniti-caravans.com. Unique and impressive stuff they have going on over there in Widnes.

Dalby Forest on the Mountain Bike

Daddy set off early doors with Lee and Sam with the destination set as Dalby Forest over on the East Coast, with the mountain bikes on the roof of Lee’s car.

It was a relatively painless 1 hour 20 minute journey and we were off on the trail by around 9:30am.

This is a BIG forest with a 35k / 22 mile trail if going on the red route – which we were with a splattering of black along the way.

Overall, it took four hours with 2 hours 58 minutes of riding (we had a 40 minute stop midway at the cafe for a toilet and refreshment (Lucozade) break) with the last 1 hour 30 minutes being gruelling for daddy 🙁

It was just shy of 35 km and we will definitely go back – in daddy’s opinion this was the better trail centre that we have been to so far.

Daddy only fell off twice but seems to have sustained a little damage to Barbara the first time so there is a little clanking in the mechanism that holds the front fork in place – just needs some lab time to figure out how to remove the fork and refit 🙂

Then to top it all, as daddy was helping Elliot put the toys away in the conservatory he somehow managed to cut his right little finger open on one of the toy boxes – no idea how as there are no sharpe edges etc – muppet.

Grandpa in my Pocket

Today was the day to go to the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford for the “Grandpa in my Pocket” show.

One of Elliot’s friends, Jessica came along with us for the fun. The kids had a ball and in fact treat us to a slightly impromptu show of their own in Jessica’s back garden when we were dropping her off at home 🙂 Clearly the show has had a positive impact on them as they were very animated and highly motivated to put on the show for us all 🙂

Anyway, after the show in Bradford, we went to TGI Friday’s for a bite to eat and the silliness that daddy started earlier in the day continued nicely in the restaurant 🙂 There was nobody else dining so it was no problem in fairness and all a good fun time.

Below are the pictures we managed to grab during the day. Enjoy…

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Temperature confirmed :-(

The poor little soul did not have a good night at all – was warm enough already in the BEFORE his temperature soared 🙁 40.2 Celsius during the night and the calpol / ibruprofen was only just able to control it.

He has been much better today although this is only because of the aforementioned drugs managing away the symptoms.

He has very red tonsils and we note a couple of yellow spots have now appeared so we are hoping that this is just a viral bout of the dreaded tonsillitis. Assuming this is the case, he should be back to normal in a coupe of days – the bacterial form tends to be nearer the 5 days to a week before he is right again.

We are of course hoping that this timing is good and hence he will NOT have tonsillitis just before his operation on the 8th August….

Fingers crossed on all counts….

Would you believe that he has a temperature again….

Unbelievably, poor Olly has come down with a temperature this evening… :-(. It has only been three weeks since his last tonsillitis episode….

Anyway, we have been out on our bikes in a nearby dog walking field to rebuild the skills up and then we went out to the cinema to watch Despicable Me 2 – a fun movie and the kids loved it – well excepting the poor Olly was beginning to get his temperature towards the end of the movie.

Finally, the boys were training at the Ossett Martial Arts Academy tonight – they are both getting on really well with it – Olly managed 6 hops today (only managed 4 previously and is a key area that sir has been working Olly on) and Elly did some tremendous high kicks.

Hopefully Olly will get a good nights sleep and be feeling better tomorrow 🙂