Monday, January 28, 2008

Centre Parcs

We've just returned from a break at Centre Parcs with my Mum and Dad. We had a great time, Thomas was in his element. He really liked the swimming pool, especially the bit where there is a current that takes you round, 'again' 'again' he would say before we'd even got back to the start. It's great because it's so warm in there, ideal for Thomas, there was only once when he got a bit cold which was after we'd been in the salt pool, which is the warmest of all the pools, so going back to the normal pool felt a bit cooler. He was OK though , we wrapped him up in his beach poncho for a few minutes and then he was soon asking to get back in.

One day we hired bikes and Thomas was in a trailer on the back of Paul's bike. He seemed to enjoy it; one minute he was sitting there with his legs crossed and the next he was fast asleep. I can't imagine it was very restful sleep as were off the beaten track at that point but that didn't seem to bother him.

All in all we had a great few days and it was lovely to see the little man enjoying himself. I can't believe he is going to be 2 years old on Saturday. We keep asking him whose birthday is on Saturday but he just replies 'Grandad's', he hasn't quite grasped the concept that Grandad had his birthday 3 weeks ago! I'm sure he'll quickly get the idea when he sees his presents to open on Saturday morning.

Here's a few photo's of Thomas at Centre Parcs.

Thomas in his trailer with his legs crossed..............

Having a snooze........(you can just make out his little face)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Thomas' 2nd Christmas

What a busy few weeks it's been! Thomas had an outpatient appointment at Birmingham mid December, he was a real angel while they scanned his heart, he was mesmerised looking at the screen - I think he was expecting Bob the Builder to appear any minute though. Anyway, they were really pleased with him and we're not due back for another 6 months. Phew!

Then came Thomas' 2nd Christmas......He LOVED it! He loved going to see Santa, he loved opening pressies, he loved his new toys, he loved seeing everyone....... I think it's safe to say that Christmas is a big hit with Thomas already! He opened presents on and off for two days and when he came down the morning after Boxing Day he looked around quizzically and said 'Parcels? Parcels Daddy?
I think he thought he was going to get presents everyday! Bless!

Then it was Grandad's 65th surprise Sunday Lunch party which Thomas seemed to thoroughly enjoy. Thankfully we were in a private room as Thomas and Taylor (his cousin) were tearing around the table like a race track. They were really good though but couldn't wait for Grandad to cut his cake....'Cake' 'Cake' he was shouting 'Cut it!'

We're now back into the swing of nursery and playgroups etc, it's quite nice in a way, the little man likes the routine and has been really really sweet these last couple of weeks, obviously there is the odd tantrum now and again but he is nearly two after all :-)

Here's some photo's.....