Only a few hours after I wrote my last post I had to take Daniel back to emergency (it was 2am...it wasn't fun). He had an allergic reaction to the painkillers and was violently sick. We were there till 7am. When we walked out of the hospital I prayed that we wouldn't be returning anytime soon. So far, we haven't. I'm so incredibly thankful to our wonderful parents who managed to drop everything to look after Ché. I can't imagine how much harder it would have been if I had to entertain a toddler. (And just to clarify, a few of you thought it was Ché who was sick, probably because I referred to Daniel as 'baby'. Yes, Daniel and I are in love and call each other 'baby'...thank goodness it wasn't my little Ché baby who was ill).
Apart from exhaustion, piles of washing and a messy house (I can't believe how quickly it turns from tidy to chaos if you don't pay attention to it) we're all good again. The beautiful calm after such nerve racking days. Sigh.
It's quite easy to relax right now actually - our autumn days are pretty spectacular. Gloriously sunny days with crisp mornings and cool nights. Ideal really. Daniel recently purchased a used Nikon SLR from ebay with some amazing lenses. He's been snapping away and these photos (above) are the results. They're not photo-shopped either - that's true vibrant colour.
It still astounds me how quickly little people grow. Over the hospital weekend I didn't really see Ché for three days and now he's home talking in sentences and playing so wonderfully. I love those moments where you get to observe without being seen, and in his own language he's creating a world of play that is only his. I really do love my boys.
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I wouldn't recommend it for children.