The First Day of the Rest of Your Lives

B, your big day is finally here and we are all patiently waiting to meet your little princess.

While you won’t read this until we have finally met her, relax, take those deep breaths and make sure that Granny Reilly is working hard to keep the pair of you in great shape today πŸ™‚

We look forward to welcoming and toasting Lily into all of our lives very soon and of course we all look forward to being part of the rest of your lives πŸ™‚

Love and kisses,
AV, Uncle Simon, Elliot and Oliver xx

Silcoates Years 1 and 2 Swimming Gala

This morning was the Years 1 and 2 Swimming Gala at Silcoates, with the fun starting at around 10:45.

All the children got to swim once on their back and once on their front before all being involved in a whole year relay race.

Elliot did really well this year with a second place in his backstroke AND another second place in his breaststroke race – GREAT work Elliot.

Elliot also performed well in the relay race as he had to make some time up from the little girl who went before him – he managed to pull it back by nearly 1/4 length and then Jessica D came through at the end to help cement 2nd place for the team. Β A great result considering that they were almost 1/2 length behind after the third swimmer πŸ™‚

On a separate note, Euan and Jessica were paired against each other in a couple of races and while Euan took the backstroke (by about a body length, he did not fair so well in the breaststroke where she took him by about the same distance. Β He might not have lost out had he not slowed at nearly full length to make sure that he was ahead – that slow down cost him the race πŸ™

The overall standard of swimming since last year is really incredible – the school are doing a great job with the kids and their swimming πŸ™‚

Barbara and Julie serviced

Simon collected the bikes from the Bike Medic (Richard) in Horbury this afternoon. Total cost was Β£100 including two new gear cables and four new brake pads on Barbara – pretty good considering they look and feel fantastic πŸ™‚

Simon can’t wait to get out and test ride πŸ™‚ not a big wait as we are going to Sherwood Pines next weekend πŸ™‚