Family life with Ryan just gets more enjoyable every day as he learns new skills and is very alert and interested in everything we do and his surroundings. Very sociable, Ryan smiles a lot, "chatting" away and even laughing we are learning together.
Ryan and I enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing few days at my Father's caravan in Derbyshire with Maggie, walking and enjoying the lovely scenery and good company. Janet and John joined us for a days walk where Ryan was introduced to the delights of a pub lunch!
Ryan got his first trip to a farm when we visited Wimpole Hall Farm with my friend Emily and her daughters - Breeana and Bronwen. Of course he slept through it in the carrier, except for the cafe stop!
We enjoyed a very special first Christmas with Ryan, spending Christmas Day with Janet and John and Boxing Day with Steve and Maggie. Plus we were proud to introduce Ryan to many of the Windscheffel family at the biannual Christmas party.
Ryan Jack Windscheffel was born nine days early on Friday 3rd November at 00:14 weighing 8lb 6oz. David, Ryan and myself are gradually finding our feet and enjoying our new life as a family, even the 3am nappy change and screaming sessions!
A huge thank you to everyone who has sent us flowers, cards and gifts, we are overwhelmed with your generosity and I can't wait for you to meet Ryan in person and have a cuddle.
David and I had a lovely day in London courtesy of my previous employer UVP - thank you all very much for my Red Letter Day voucher! Originally I was hoping to go for a microlight flight, but due to current circumstances this was not possible. So I chose a Thames lunch cruise and London Eye flight for David and I to share. After a very relaxing three course lunch, whilst floating down the Thames looking at all the sights, we managed to jump the queues and enjoyed all round ariel views of London. The perfect way to spend a rainy Saturday in August!
Sam and I spent a lovely (if slightly wet and very windy) day walking around the coast between Cley-Next-The-Sea and Morsten in Norfolk. The sea front at the village of Blakeney was flooded as they had experienced a very high tide overnight. As the tide went out, we were lucky enough to be able to take a boat trip from Morsten to see the seals on the sand bars at Blakeney Point.