Friday is the day for looking back over the week to remember things to be grateful for. It's hosted by Susanne over at Living to Tell the Story. Pop over there to find other participants and all the guidelines for posting.
Here are mine for this week:
1) Hot weather! Well ok it's a little too hot for my liking but we are definitely enjoying summer. And that's how it should be given that we're now into July. (Where did June go?) Thankfully I don't have to rush off to work so I can sit back and enjoy it except....
2) Our NHS. It celebrated its 70th birthday this week and once again we were so grateful for it. Poor Nathan was hit with another chest infection that required 3 nights in hospital, steroids, nebulizers, breathing assistance and antibiotics. Scary for a bit but, as is often the way with kids, he has bounced back and is now continuing to recover at home and is much more himself.
This was Monday:
And this was today:
This is the second time this has happened so now he'll be followed up at the respiratory clinic to check out if it's just bad luck with the infections or if it's complicated by asthma. Hopefully it's just bad reactions to cold viruses and he will cope better as he gets older.
3) Public transport and being able to use it. Driving in London is a nightmare but there was a time when I could not cope with using public transport. Fortunately I've managed to get over that which was good this week in particular as I was backwards and forwards to the hospital.
4) Being flexible when driving. I've been driving since I was 17 so I'm pretty confident about it. I'm also happy to just get in another car and drive which I had to do this week as Becca had driven Nathan to the hospital late on Sunday so on Monday I had to drive their car back to their house. Not a long drive but the SATNAV took me down some narrow streets and their car isn't little. I know that some drivers wouldn't be comfortable doing that but I'm ok doing it.
5) Time with Noah and Rory.
Hmm a bit of competition going on there! I think it was one of their Great Aunts who bought them identical onesies. But Nanny doesn't have favourites and I don't think you can beat a white babygro at that age:
We spent Sunday with Noah. I was desparate to see him as it had been a few weeks and they grow so fast at his age. He's a little wriggler. But doing well. On Wednesday afternoon I caught up with Rory. He's also growing fast. He's going to get a lot of attention over the next couple of weeks as his Grandparents from Vermont will be flying over to meet him for the first time. Exciting times!
It's going to be a busy weekend - they arrive first thing Sunday morning and I'm going with my son to collect them from the airport so tomorrow will be spent shopping and making sure everything is ready as they are staying with us for their visit although I'm sure they will be out most of the time spending time with Rory!
Hope all the American bloggers had a good July 4th and have a good weekend all.