Friday, 6 July 2018

Friday's Fave Five - 6/7/18

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: 
Happier to sit with Nanny and not clinging to his Mummies.

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.


  1. My grandson is now 2 and a half, but he still has those breathing episodes. So does 6 year old Savannah. They say both children have RSV complications from being C-sections, and usually they outgrow it. But, there is asthma in the family so....
    Glad that he is home and feeling better. Your three boys are all handsome! What a proud Nana you must be.

  2. I'm glad Nathan is better now!
    Those photos of Rory and Noah are so cute! Three grandsons--can you imagine what it will be like in 5 years? running, running, jumping, yelling.
    I've been on London's tube system a few times. It's not my favorite way to travel but better than driving in the city.
    Have a fun weekend!

  3. Thanks for the 4th of July shout out! Your grandkids are ALL adorable. So sorry to read that little Nathan is having respiratory problems. Hoping he will grow out of it!! Enjoy your visitors from Vermont! Nice of you to put them up. Hoping for pictures!!

  4. I'm sorry to hear Nathan had a rough go of it. Hoping it isn't something that stays with him. He looks like he is taking it in stride. Enjoy your company!

  5. Glad Nathan is feeling better! My grandfathers name was Nathan and I almost named my first son Nathan. Wish I had.

    All the babies are adorable! Have a great weekend!

  6. Oh how wonderful to have babies about! I'm glad the little one is doing better and will be watched closely. You must be in heaven with all that cuteness. I take the subway to work in Boston and it's soooo much easier than driving and paying for parking.

  7. Poor little Nathan I only hope it is not asthma ! Toby has allergies to all kind of things the worst are nuts ! He has always to carry an injection with him ! The two other little once are very cute to ! Now you are a very busy grandma ! I think it is so nice to have a good contact with the other parents, unfortunately it's not my case. The father is OK, but the mother a bit strange !

  8. You must be so busy with the grandchildren. Let's hope Nathan grows out of his respiratory problems but that must be such a worry for you all.

  9. Awww it is so stressful when one that small has to be hospitalized. Glad he is feeling better and hopefully that darn infection won't be returning. Had to laugh at his style of sitting in the high chair. Oh to be that flexible again. LOL. Also laughed at the matching t-shirts. So cute.

  10. Prayers for Nathan.
    Sending hugs for the week with your guests.
    Love, Carla

  11. It's so sad when a little one has to go to the hospital, but I am glad Nathan is home and doing so much better now. That is funny about the identical onesies. I haven't experimented much with public transportation, but I think it would be much better than super busy urban areas. We lived near Atlanta for a while, and I always dreaded having to drive into the city.


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