About 4am Smallest came into our room complaining of being too warm. I turned the heating right down, opened his window and gave him some medicine to bring his temperature down (it was just over 37*). Small also woke up and I opened his window which is ridiculous because when we got up it -23*. I told Smallest he wasn't going to school tomorrow and when he got up he was full of beans saying he was going to school today but not tomorrow (someone got mighty confused). He had also had a nightmare where zombies had bitten off Small's head and when he woke up he went to check if Small was okay. Right, so the film about cartoon zombies we were watching right before bed was a no-no then. I told him zombies weren't real and he said "but they were a long time ago". NO REALLY THEY WEREN'T.
He looked and felt really warm this morning but his temperature was fine. He started to get ready for school and then told me he didn't want to go as his throat felt like it was closing up. I wasn't convinced he was poorly enough to stay off but I would rather he was 100% when we go to England so I wasn't overly concerned about him being off. However mid morning I remembered it would be his last swimming session and if he didn't go he possibly wouldn't get his next badge. When I mentioned about swimming he asked if he could go back to school as he felt better! Kids, how are we supposed to know what to do with them? I told him he wasnt going in and that if he rested plenty, and felt okay later, he could go to swimming.
He played in his room with his lego and then helped me to bake a Birthday Cake for Huffle. We made an almighty mess and ended up with mixture on my newly painted walls. Not so much Soft Linen now as Yellow Cake Mix ha!
Grandad made me put this many candles on, I was just going for a mere four but he said we needed more!!
MrBasement primed the walls and ceiling today. Everywhere pristine white which makes me think even more that we should paint the whole room white. When we wanted to paint the loft white, the painter suggested otherwise saying it would look too stark and hospital-like. They don't like white here, thats why they paint everything 'Canada'. I like white and I am sticking to my guns on this one. MrBasement said we could just paint the whole room with primer if we wanted and that it was on offer at the moment. Ummmmm maybe!
Smallest played on the computer, skyped Moo and Grandma, played on his DS, helped me play on his DS, had a couple of games of Stack 'Em Up and Jenga and watched a bit of TV.
Huffle had a birthday meal out at work and another birthday cake.
And blowing out his candles.
Small came home and we had a quick game of Dominoes falling down and then they got ready for swimming. Smallest wasn't going and had a quick lie down so I called Huffle to come home, then while Huffle was on his way, Smallest decided he did want to go. In the end Huffle came home and stayed and worked and the boys and I went to swimming. Smallest did swim for about half the lesson until he felt sick and had to come out. His teacher said he had passed last week so that was fine. Well done Smallest. Small carried on swimming with his new goggles. He said they helped a lot. He also passed and is now going into Swim Club which is a Non-competitive competitive club for swimming (yes that makes perfect sense! NOT!). Well done Small. The only problem is that Smallest's lesson will be 4:45pm till 5:30pm and thn Small's would be 5:30pm till 6:30pm and it takes about 20 minutes to get home. When do they eat? Smallest struggled this evening because it was about 6:30 when we finally started eating and because it was so late and he was so tired, he left most of it!
We came home and Huffle had our Jacket Potatoes ready. Small was supposed to go to Youth Club Games night tonight but he was too tired so we will look at going once we are back from our trip.
We lit the candles,
We sang Happy Birthday to you, we went to the zoo, we saw a big monkey and we thought it was you - lots of laughing from the boys as they sang
And Huffle blew out the candles. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUFFLE XXXXX
Smallest went to bed very early and was fast asleep by 7pm with all his clothes on and no teeth cleaned! Bless him.