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04:43pm Sunday, 9th December 2007

Can’t believe it’s been almost 3 weeks since we last updated y’all. it’s been business as usual for the Henleys 3. Work, bairn, mortgage, etc. A couple of weeks ago saw Mme. P head down south to Londinium for work, just an overnight stay but long enough to freak Cole out as he played home alone dad. G had a wee tummy upset so puked up before bed on the Sunday, then again the next night as we went to pick P up from the airport. 2 nights running spent cleaning up kiddy vom into the wee hours – not one of my highlights as a parent. yuk.

Last weekend we had a short visit from G’s cousin Samuel along with aunty and uncle Leiske and Will. It was great for the boys to hang out together and G has really been missing Samuel since he headed back south on Sunday. On Saturday we all headed into Edinburgh to supp on the chaos of christmas shopping in the big smoke (as well as on some fine French fodder for dejeuner).

On Sunday we were up quite early. Leiske and Will had a lie-in after their long drive up on the Saturday so Cole got to observe the boys playing well together and blethering over G’s toys. Once everyone was up, we headed out for our usual fayre when with guests: a trip to South Queensferry for a spot of coffee. The High Street was closed off for a street party, bedecked with stalls of food, drink and gifts. We headed into the town hall for some kiddy crafts with the boys, making some xmas cards for the grandparents, before some face paints. G was like a statue whilst he was getting made up into a ferocious tiger, grrrrrrrr.

We stopped for a spot of lunch before strolling back to the cars and then home for hot bevs before Leiske, Will and Samuel had to hit the road on the long road home. The boys got on so well, G is really missing his cousin (and wanting to call him daily) but will get to see him again over the festive season (can’t believe that christmas is just around the corner).

This last week has been quite busy. Cole has been busy with web-work and Peta continues to be a supportive house-wife and mum when she’s not at work. G is coming on leaps and bounds, quite the chatterbox and despite being a bit soft at times (like his daddy) is now liking a bit of rough and tumble when playing. He is saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ unprompted and is amazingly empathetic. He is loving his food (though has a nasty habit of spitting out food if he puts too much in his mouth) and is sleeping much better (touch wood) than previously.

Cole went out on the town with Ryan on Tuesday night, a much needed tonic (though wish hadn’t had to go into work the morning after and not quite sure how we ended up in a gay karoake bar at 1 in the morning) – thanks Ryan for a greatnight out. Saturday night then saw some farewell drinks for friend Susan who is heading back to the states after 6 months in Scotland.

Well, 2007 is almost at an end. We are thinking it is definitely about time to give the bairn blog a refresh with a new lick of paint. Any suggestions for appearance then drop us a comment on this post or in the visitors book….