Friday, September 24, 2010


Goodness, we haven't blogged properly in a while. We've been left reeling following the loss of Otis, and it's been quite consuming for us all. But we've also been dealing with a lot of sickness. This past week each of us found ourselves at the Drs. On the 12th Sept. it was Rich's birthday and he, unfortunately, was hit by a stomach bug, two days later Raf and I were down and out with bad colds... both requiring trips to the Dr (I needed an inhaler). And THEN poor Rich developed this really awful body rash... I am still dealing with a cold and Raf is now teething... wow. It's not even October. And poor Rich had his birthday in the midst of all this illness.

But we have been doing other things, too... aside from working, that is. Today I took Raf to a Music Together class, and, well, whilst I was really excited about it because he LOVES music, and he especially loves Music Together music (thank you Sarah Hope), it was not the best experience Raf has ever had. He burst into tears as soon as the singing started and I had to take him out... he did settle in a bit, though not one smile passed his sweet lips, and during the final song the tears returned. it seemed that he didn't really care for the guitar. I'm hoping next week is better.

Tonight also marked a sad evening for me for it was the first evening I was away for Raf's entire bed time routine, and I didn't even get to say good night. Silly, silly work.

What else?

2 weeks ago I did my first triathlon! I had a blast and it was made extra special with Raf and Rich at the finish line.

Raf at O'Naturals... we went there for Rich's birthday - though he was really ill.


  1. been thinking of you all a lot and full of love for you all x

  2. Xxoo to all of you! Thanks for the update. That's such a shame about the music class. But you know what? If you take him back in 6 weeks I bet you'll get a completely different reaction. You just never know what will freak them out, do you? I still remember how trying it was when Sage went through a phase of being afraid of window coverings, afraid they'd fall on her. She spent at least one whole day afraid to leave the bedroom, and it took us about a week to coax her back into normal life. It seems absurd now but at the time it was just so sad. (Today the blinds fell down and she could not have cared less! :-)

    Sorry about the missing bedtime. That sucks.

    xoxoxo Love, Jen