Friday, 11 July 2008


We thought Riley was doing better and on her way to work on Monday Amy took him to creche . By lunch time he wasn't feeling too happy so I had to go pick him up. Tuesday 5.30pm he had a check up at the Doctor who immediately sent him to hospital as he was having difficulty with his breathing. Thankfully he is now doing a bit better but is using ventolin a few times a day. Still not 100% and a bit difficult to babysit but he can't help it if he feels unwell.
This week for Shades of Inspiration the colour is brown.
With all my babysitting I haven't had a chance to look for too much brown.

I love the texture of the brown leather on my sofa. It reminds me a bit of an elephant's skin.
Some brown on my shells
Sorry for the not so great photos but these last 2 were taken early this morning

This wooden container holds a rose carved from soap.

Daniel brought this home from Thailand.

Hope everyone has a great weekend


Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Wishing Riley better much soon

Victoria xx

Sherry said...

Poor Riley! The little guy has had a tough time of it lately! Wishing the best for all of you Alison!


Lori said...

Alison, i am so sorry to hear that the sweet baby boy is sick...poor dear, i hope he is all better soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about Riley. Hope this will be the last of it for him.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Poor little guy. Sure hope it shakes this soon.

Country Wishes said...

Oh finally I got a chance to drop by, lovely reading as always .. Hope Riley feels better soon.XX

Connie said...

Oh my sorry about Riley!! Prayers for him tonight of course.

Can you do NOTHING badly, my sweet chickadee!! I just love what you do! Read about my week on my post tonight and sob with me......*Sigh*....... ;-)


Siobhan said...

Oh Alison,

Riley is in my thoughts, do keep us updated.


Natasha Burns said...

Oh poor Riley! so sorry to hear that, it's awful when such a little one is sick : (

vintage girl at heart said...

Hope little Riley is up to speed soon.. poor little guy!
Your shades of brown are so rich!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Mary said...

Oh dear, I hope the little guy is feeling better soon!

FourSistersInACottage said...

Hi Alison,
Just a quick note to let you know I'm thinking of you and Riley will be in my thoughts and prayers. That's some pretty scary stuff with the breathing problems.
Hugs and Love,
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Susan Tuttle said...

Thank goodness Riley is okay. Wonderful brown photos.


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Alison, Enjoyed catching up on your posts. Your blog is wonderful! So sorry to hear that Riley is sick. I hope he is better soon. Best Wishes for better days.

hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh..I do hope Riley feels better soon...extra cuddles for him...

Anita said...

Get well very soon, little Riley!

Alison, I really like your blog design and especially your pretty banner at the top! How did you make it? I would love to give a "personal touch" to my blog, too but unfortunately, I have not clue on how to create such a picture.

By the way, I am quite impressed by the number of wonderful swaps you participated and are participating in! ;-))

Best wishes from Germany, Anita

P.S.: If you have time, you are more than welcome to pass by my blog! I am hosting a little give away these days and you may still enter your name on my drawing list!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Poor little Riley - it is no fun being sick especially when you are so young. Hang in there Grnadma - I bet you are doing a wonderful job.

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Poor litte guy,
Hope he is better soon!
I had a hard time with this weeks color inspiration I only had one brown picture on file hee hee.
have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

Sorry to hear about the little guy being ill. No fun for anyone, especially him. Love the brown sofa leather. Would never have known what I waslooking at, had you not told me. lol

Lori said...

Alison, Thanks so much for the well wishes with all you have going on! your such a sweetheart to all your friends! Sending love and good wishes, Lori

NeereAnDear said...

Keeping that sweet little pumpkin in my prayers... hope he gets to feeling better soon.. poor baby...




Unknown said...

I hope little Rile gets better soon. Lovely shades of brown.

Cindy said...

Hey gurl, hope the baby is much better...tht's so scary.


jennalee said...

brilliant blog award coming your way from my blog if you want to play along. Thanks for sharing creativity.

Adla said...

Sorry to hear that Riley hasn't been felling well. hope he gets better, reminds me of myself as a child was in and out of hospital and ventolin seemed to be the only pacifier.Cheers to better days Alison. By the way brilliant brown pics, indeed the sofa looks like an elephants skin.

hugs, Adla

Andrea said...

I hope he feels better soon. Lots of prayers headed his way!

Michelle said...

I hope Riley feels better soon..


Tara said...

Hoping Riley is feeling well by now, Alison! You just can;t concentrate when a loved one is down!

Katie said...

Poor little guy...I hope he's feeling better soon...Nothing harder than watching a sick child...I'm glad he's getting the care he needs...Hang in there...Katie

LaurieStar said...

Sorry to hear about all the sickness around you. Hope everyone gets better soon. Your blog is very inspirational! :)

Sarah and Jack said...

Goodness I hope that little bit feels better soon.

Fete et Fleur said...

I'm hoping that Riley is feeling better now. He is such a doll!


Barbara Jacksier said...

Thanks for alerting me. This time, it was my fault! I think I fixed it.

Unknown said...

Love your brown things! Oh, I hope he is feeling better soon! That is so hard!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving my hubby b-day wishes. It really made his day!:) Jen R

CatieAn said...

HI ALlison
I am sorry to hear that riley has been so sick. Does he have asthma?
POor little guy. I envy that you are so close and able to take care of him for his mom and dad.

bluemuf said...

Poor little Riley, I hope he's feeling better soon. I just hate to little ones ill. You feel so helpless.

Great choices for the colour brown. I love the rose carved soap.


Just Between Us Girls said...

OOOh I am so sorry that you and your grandson have been under the weather. It was so good to hear from you today. The item is a toaster for bread and that guess by Sherrie was right and she won the contest. Boy that was a very short contest. I wish you health and wealth.

Heartinmyhand said...

Alison, hope Riley is feeling better. Take care of yourself,so you don't end up sick

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the photos!
Sandra Evertson

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh, yes and sending well wishes to your Riley!
Sandra Evertson

No one is you ...& that's your power said...

Hi Alison
Hope Riley is doing ok . Its such a worry when they are poorly. My little lad gets asthma and looks so tired from it sometimes .
give him a big hug x Dom

kecia deveney said...

yikes! that is very scary...... i'll be thinking of that sweet little guy.

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Allison,
Just wanted to find out how you and Riley are doing? Please let me know.
Also I love the brown objects you shared with us. I love your sofa and the soap carved in the box.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sadie Lou said...

I hope Riley gets better soon!

I love the color brown!
As Van Morrison would sing...
I'm a "Brown Eyed Girl..."

cherished*vintage said...

Whoa, you guys have really been hit by the sick bug. I hope you all are feeling better soon!!! Please take care.

Mosaic*Queen said...

Poor little Riley!! I hope they figure out what is making that poor baby so sick!

That rose carved of soap is just AMAZING!!! I've never seen anything like it!

Hugs to you and little Riley!


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Allison, I hope that Riley feels better realllll soon. No fun being sick and with so many things, too. Hope you are feeling better as well.


Cami said...

So pretty!

Cami said...

PS Feel better Riley.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

my heart goes out to you! it's alwayd hard when babies get sick cause they can't tell us where it hurts!

Linda said...

I'm sending Riley get well wishes...I sure hope he is feeling better. Hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

HI Alison, I think I already left you a comment onhere, but I have given you an award if you want to stop by and get it when you get a chance! Jen R


I sure hope you and the sweet baby are much better!!! Get well!!


A Romantic Porch said...

What beautiful brown objects. Get well soon Riley! xorachel

Kingswood Food and Craft Market said...

Alison i hope Riley starts feeling better real soon. Poor little man, its so hard when they are just give him plenty of cuddles and i bet that helps a bunch :)

Love Shann x

Unknown said...

I'm visiting via DebraK. I'm enjoying my visit. I especially love the color themed posts!


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