Some things I'd like to remember about how the land lies now Chez McNee -
Daily, Ben clocks up the metres/kilometres running rings around the trunk in the middle of the front room, chattering away to himself as he goes. There is a lot of chat between himself and 'Marty' centred around getting to the back to the future car. At Grandma and Grandad's house yesterday where there was no trunk to circle he just ran laps up and down the room, it was a bit like watching a tennis match. Love my boy has his own world :)
The boy has opinions and they are expressed. we've had to teach him about not saying the word 'stupid' as if he's not happy about something it's 'so stupid' (True, true we have to stifle our giggles) I was quite pleased to hear that he had modified his language so now if something is not to his liking he says ' it's just too trouble'
Joseph loves to sing, oh how he loves to sing. Give him a tune to catch and catches it, holds onto it and repeats it over and over. When Nathan took him to the eye clinic (oh yes the boy needs glasses) He said that he sang constantly whilst in the waiting room some line from a new Brittany song, over and over. I was a little concerned the other day as the sound of music was on and he was quite taken with the 'ladyohdeladyohdeladyohdelahehoo' fortunately for us he's been distracted by 'gangham style' instead lol :/ Anyway back to the glasses. Over the Christmas holiday, the boy had a fair few visits to the old hospital. First visit was to Airedale, sporting a badly sprained (though at the time suspected break) ankle courtesy of landing funny off ' a bumpy slide' at the Yorkshire Dales ice cream factory, on the very afternoon Seth came into the world!! We got the call whilst I was still in York hospital waiting for the pediatrician to come and check do the new baby checks on Seth. Talk about timing!! Of course I'm going to anticipate many an A&E visit with three boys, however does the first time we get a cast have to be on a day another enters the world and I cannot get over to him to comfort him? He was fine in the end! Apparently he charmed the medical staff and was quite pleased with his blue cast. The care at Grandma and Grandad's was better than BUPA with a 7 nurses to 1 Patient ratio much to his liking!! When he arrived home the next day, he hadn't taken a step on the cast. Within an hour of Mum n Dad care he was walking :) Nathan took the boys to school on their first morning back after the hols. Mrs Mudge excitedly asked Joseph
'Oh Joseph, Have you got some exciting news?'
'YES.. I need GLASSES!!'
'Oh right, have you got any other exciting news?'
'YES.. I had a pot on my leg!'
'Oh right.. have you any news about a baby'
'Oh yes, I've got a baby brother, he's called Seth'
Seth, oh Seth, he's delish. I love how when he stretches, he arches his back, tucks his knees under his bum and pushes his lips out. I pat his bottom and tell him how I remember this bottom when it was inside. I love his wide eyed expressions with a little round open mouth. His funny faces when he has a little wind, his eys roll back and we get windy smiles. He loves to be held and knows that if he cries he gets held more. He's not that keen on being awake and not held. I love the way he already turns his head to look around,from day one his neck was strong just like his brothers were. His eyes, expression, movements and little squeaks are like Joseph's but his face is longer like Ben's and he has a little chin and upper lip like Ben and Daddy. In fact I think he looks a lot like Daddy and I wonder if the eyes will in fact go brown. People have said that our boys are like peas in a pod - I like that a lot :)
(I must try and find the photo of Joseph taken by the Bounty lady which looks so much like this)