Saturday, 31 January 2009

Thomas the superstar

Well the local superstar did his little bit in his attempt of world domination this week. When we first set up Tom's fundraising, Steve the manager of the local lesiure centre did a sponsored run for him, doing the Great North Run. For his efforts Steve raised nearly a thousand pounds courtesty of all the regular users of the centre.

The gym at the centre has been closed for a while as they have refurbished it. We had a phone call a couple of weeks ago from the Centre Manager asking if Tom could open it with the Mayor...!!! They had had a meeting and it was unanimous that Tom should be the one to do it.

Anyhow fast forward this week and on Monday he went along with Harry, (Hannah was at school and not impressed - another story...). Mandy and Claire the trusted 1:1's at the school managed to talk the headmistress round into letting them come for the jolly as well. He was completely non plussed about the whole thing and at one point was playing with his wheels looking for a sharp getaway. Good job he can't take his brakes off yet..... Harry was golden as well. That was due to the fact that we had duck taped him to his pushchair and he couldn't escape. The glint in his eye when he saw all the shiny equipment was enough to know he was in the best place and safely restrained. Both of them and Clare managed to get excited when they saw the buffet. Clare very kindly managed to make sure they were well fed....(one for you, two for me attitude me thinks, but the highlight of their day was the huge fire engine they were given by the folk in the leisure centre. Lot's of noise and flashing lights and that's just Harry...!!!

Met our new SALT on Wednesday with the manager. She seemed really nice and was probably wondering what the hell she'd got herself into when we started with the ins and outs of the boys statements with the manager.

As for the house, it's coming on slowly. Did some more painting in the boys rooms. Noddy and Lazytown are nearly finished in Harry's room. We put the boys beds together. Harry has a F1 Racing Car and Tom has a Buzz Wagon. They seem pretty pleased with it. Harry has stopped in his room a little bit more on the nights but not by much. Small steps I suppose....

The builder has also been and is sorting the room out in the back. We're hoping to get the roof on it by next week.

Well think that's it, nothing more to add apart from a wasted afternoon watching Spurs loose again.....!!!!

Photo's below are with Karen Shakespeare who was the local Councillor opening the gym.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

What a week...!!!


Same as usual really. As Hannah's already said she's went away for the weekend. Ahh, the peace and quiet... Still had the lads though to give us grief.....but oh joy only for a short while cos Jill and Keith took them off our hands for the Saturday.

Took Harry to the hospital for another appointment and he was finally discharged from something. Will say it very quietly as to not embarrass him but it was about his manhood or lack of it...!!! He'd already had one op to bring the left side down so we were waiting for the other side to make an appearance.... it did after some persuasion and a few tears to his eyes.... lol....!!!

Anyhow that's enough about that....sure most of you blokes have got your legs crossed... :)

Finally got some new drugs for Tom's drooling while we're waiting to be assessed for his saliva glands to be sorted out. This should stop his choking on the night and help him with his eating. He'll also be able to stop wearing his bandana bibs for the majority of the time as well. He's decided he's too grown up for them too.

The next exciting thing we'll be up to is when Tom opens up our local lesiure centre with the Town Mayor on Monday. Should be quite entertaining as I'm waiting to see Tom waving the scissors about and trying to stab someone when they try to get them off him as he cuts the ribbon. Will try and post some photo's when we get them.

On that note I had better stop Harry from jumping through the sitting room window as he's reinacting Kung 'Shoo' Panga....!!! Don't think the sofa springs are gonna hold out much longer with his constant bouncing....

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Hello from me!!

Hi, I am Hannah!

I have just spent a weekend at Ingestre Hall and it was really good. I really missed the boys and um... parents. It was like a weekend away with all music and nothing else. It was fab. I made new friends! And I had a great laugh! I saw my cousin Louis like every minute and it was annoying sometimes. JOKE! ( He will probally read this) We had this big orchestra and everything. So that is that.
School is ok. Parents evening a while ago and they said I was great. :D!!

P.S. If mom says anything tell me.. (wink wink)

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

New Beginnings....

Thought i would start writing this blog so i could keep everyone updated with what was happening with us Gardeners...!!! Well tell a lie, it's for dad so i don't have to keep skyping him with everything the kids have been up to... lol

Looks like we're gonna have another busy year with appointments for the lads, hannah's social life and us parents hanging on to our last bit of sanity.

Can't believe the boys are gonna be five this year. Considering they weren't supposed to live through the night, it's quite a milestone. Hannah is gonna be 12 this year. Can't believe she's managed to get to that age either...!!! lol

Considering what she's been through she is a fantastic kid and I'm very proud of her. If you don't already know, she's done well with her SATs and has settled well into her new school. She also got her black belt in kickboxing just before christmas (just got to remember that when i'm telling her off)