Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dylan is One!

Sculpture in the garden
I rested up Sunday Morning so I had the energy to go to Dylan's 1st birthday party. It was from 11-1pm in a Park in Balwyn and when I arrived at 11am there was a crowd already.
Mainly adults including Cresten, Bridie's mum who I had not seen for a while, and Sean's family and Dylan's cousins etc.
It was a glorious day sunny 21 degrees and very relaxing sitting or standing round under the trees.
Bridie, Sean and Dylan
Happy Chappy!
His cake made by a friend of Bridie's
Bridie said Dylan had had an early sleep so was in a fine form,and much admired by all, a credit to his parent! 
We saw his recent skill of walking 5 steps, a feat on the uneven ground.
Nick & Dylan trying the walk!
The gifts!
His haul of presents looked impressive with lots of new stuff to try out.
Andrew & Lynne with Nick & Kate
All in all a lovely few hours. I got home and slept for 4 hours, so need a bit more time before working all day again!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Laid so low

I take inordinate (read, smug) pride in not getting winter colds.
I think my years of exposure as  a student nurse at the  Royal Children's Hospital built my immunity.
In those days I had a cold every 2nd week! Now I get one every 3-4 years.
But WOW!! I have been ill (but feeling poorly Tues Wed last week) since last Thursday. On the mend Sunday morning, At deaths door on Monday (NEVER felt so bad in all my life) slowly improving and all ready to do things yesterday. Any outings have lasted 2 hours at the most then back to bed with aches, and now an asthma cough that is strangely exhausting.
I still have a few days to recover before work on Monday and hopefully energetic for Dylan's 1st Birthday on Sunday
I think a photo of him is better than a one of me in my paltry state