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All Doing Well

May 22nd, 2012 | Posted by Davey in Post-Travel Posts - (0 Comments)

Just a quick update to let you know we are all doing really well here, basking in the sunshine for a change. It’s amazing how a little sun can change the mood so much. We need more sunshine to help with our ecenomic recovery.

The girls are great fun to be around at the moment, butter wouldn’t melt :). The teething has progressed to a whole new level and keeping us awake for several hours every night – when the feet start to curl you know they are in real pain, bless them. It’s has gotten to the point where we are sleeping separately with one each so they don’t wake each other. We cannot wait for those white pearls to start sprouting. Hopefully normal sleeping arrangements will resume as quickly as possible.

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Doing Well

May 9th, 2012 | Posted by Davey in Post-Travel Posts - (0 Comments)

Dad (Owens) was admitted to hospital yesterday for the second time in just over a month.

Thankfully, and after a full medical and CT-Scan, he has been diagnoses with Colitus (inflammation of the large intestine) and nothing more serious. Colitus can be cured with antibiotics and rest.

In typical Dad fashion, he isn’t happy with The Galway Clinic, a beautiful private hospital, he rather be admitted to Roscommon which is nothing short of a residential home. He misses the number of visitors he would have if he were at home in Roscommon Hospital. He’s in extremely good hands and will only be in for a few days.

He had a great time playing with the girls early and they too enjoyed his company as they giggling non stop.

Get well soon dad.

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Out for a Walk

May 8th, 2012 | Posted by Davey in Post-Travel Posts - (1 Comments)

I took the girls for a quick walk around the old neighbourhood. Sam has a cold and tummy bug and is tucked up in bed with the electric blanket – bless.

The sun is cracking the stones and you couldn’t ask for better views. As I had full 3G on the top of the hill, why not sit and write a quick post.

The girls seemed to enjoy it too!

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38 Today

May 8th, 2012 | Posted by Davey in Post-Travel Posts - (1 Comments)

Thank you all for the lovely well wishes and presents. I’m getting ever closer to the penultimate 40th which I’ll have to start planning soon. Maybe we can have our wedding and my birthday bash together :).

I received a fair few presents but the one I’m most excited about was from Sam and the girls, a scuba-dive in Dublin Bay, just off of Dalkey Island. I have been talking about diving in Ireland for some time but never got around to organising it. Thank you girls, it’s perfect and means a lot.

Thank you to Clive, Tracey and Lucy for entertaining us all for the weekend. We had a very busy but relaxing time, as always. The FA Cup Final and a meal out on Saturday, Roscommon Vs Dublin All Ireland Under 21 Final followed by a few beers on Saturday and a 12k run on Monday, all in between glasses on wine by the open fire.

I am off work for a week so plan on heading to Roscommon today to spend time with granddad, Granny is in US with Paul. We are hoping to take day trips to Galway and Donegal while we’re down that direction.

Thank you all again, it was a lovely birthday weekend!

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Six Months Old

May 4th, 2012 | Posted by Davey in Post-Travel Posts - (0 Comments)

Yesterday the girls reached another small milestone, six months old.  We were looking back at some photos of their birth, our time in hospital and taking them home – it seems so long ago.  It’s the feeling I’m sure all parents go through but it amazes us how they have grown and developed so quickly.

They are both becoming more demanding as each week passes and are developing very different personalities.  Rosie is the cheeky one, full of energy, loud and a bit of a handful.  While Lily is very laid back, quiet and reserved – she rarely speaks while Rosie is in full flight.  Rosie is a laughing machine – a performing monkey – but difficult to catch on camera.  They both keep us well entertained.  They are just starting to recognize one another and it’s lovely to see them giggle together.  Soon they will be looking after and entertaining each other.

We always feel like celebrities when we’re out and about as people always approach and ask loads of questions, the usual ones: are they identical, are they hard work and do you have to do everything with them at the same time, etc?  We never expected any of this attention.

I have selected a few photos to remind you (and us) of what they were like only a few months ago.  They are everything to us and couldn’t imagine our lives without them.  We are so looking forward to seeing them grow over the next six months and celebrating their 1st birthday.

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