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.

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