Saturday, 25 January 2014

Project 365: Days 19-25


Day 19: Guitar - E has been having guitar lessons for a few weeks and is doing really well.  He loves music and enjoys practising, especially since I bought him a music stand.  

Day 20: Pull ups (of the exercise kind) - the boys love watching their father do pull ups on the bar in the doorway, so they all decided that they wanted to try.  Z held on for as long as he could. 

Day 21: Trains - We're having a bit of a break from the wooden train set, and it's now all about the Lego Duplo trains.  O loves building his trains and a tunnel.  He has got a track that it runs on, but his train is so long that it won't fit on it!

Day 22: YMCA - More Lego today; this time some minifigures that Z has made with Zombie heads and uniforms.  I saw these when I went in to check on him in bed and couldn't resist taking a photo as they looked like a strange take on the Village People.

Day 23: Creepy Hand - E loves playing Creepy Hand and I love this quizzical look on his face as he reads out the game card.

Day 24: Chopsticks - O has decided to try eating his food with chopsticks and tonight he has chicken nuggets.  It's all practise I suppose ;-)

Day 25: Daddy's boy - it was my nephews birthday party today and we had great fun. I loved this photo of O with his dad.

(Apologies for the photos being out of order)

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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Project 365: Days 12 - 18


Day 12: Bathtime - Sunday night is always a busy night getting everything ready for school and work the next day, but I love bathtime when they get to play for a while.

Day 13: Mummy's bed - O is up late as usual and wants to sleep in my bed. I do usually let him for a little while as I love the cuddles.

Day 14: Number practise - O is practising copying numbers and is doing really well. It's hard to see in this photo but he's done a perfect number 2. I was really impressed.

Day 15: Puddles - O does love jumping in puddles and he seemed to find this one particularly fascinating.  It was in the middle of my office car park so not the ideal place to stop but it was really hard to get him away.

Day 16: Baking - I made a lemon drizzle cake to take to lunch with my friends and O insisted on me making chocolate brownies too.  In hindsight I think his ploy all along was just to get to lick the spoon.

Day 17: Kickboxing - Z has gone up a group in kickboxing and does more sparring now so we got him all the padding that he needs. He had to try his headguard and gloves on straight away.

Day 18: Brotherly - E and O cuddle all the time and I love catching them on camera. These are the photos that I'll love to look back on in a few years time.

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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Project 365 - Days 5 - 11


Day 5: End of Christmas - The tree is down and this is all that's left.  I like to keep one Christmas item out until the 12th night so this is it.  I felt more than ready to take the decorations down this year.  

Day 6: Ouch! - This is the photo of my youngest son sleeping.  He was pretending to hang glide on my curtains (never a good idea in itself) when he knocked down a heavy wooden elephant ornament which landed on his toes.  As you can imagine, he screamed the place down for ages and refused to have ice put on it.  It was swollen and bruised and he cried himself to sleep.

Day 7: Dominoes - a rare photo of my two oldest children playing nicely together.  The old fashioned games are the best.

Day 8: Reading - O brought me one of his treasured Thomas The Tank Engine books to read.  We had a lovely time reading and looking at the pictures.

Day 9: Car Seat - I decided to move O into a high back booster as he looked too big for his old car seat.  He was so excited and said that he's a big boy now, just like his brothers.  It's very strange seeing him in this car seat.  He's not my baby any more (well, he will always be my baby but he won't let me call him that!)

Day 10: Trains - O is brilliant at building train tracks.  If I do make one for him he just takes it apart and changes it so now I leave him to it.  He changes pieces around until it all fits together like a big jigsaw.

Day 11: Food! - we decided to go to our favourite restaurant in Cardiff for lunch.  My boys love Bellinis Italian restaurant and order the same food every time we go, but it's great to see them enjoying their food so much.  We did have to ask the waitress for more parmesan cheese a few times - the boys are addicted to the stuff!

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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Project 365: Days 1-4

I attempted to join in with The Boy And Me and Project 365 last year, but only made it halfway.  This year I want to complete the whole year, so after reading a few tips here are my first few days.


Day 1: Cluedo - Santa got the board game Cluedo for the boys for Christmas (mainly because mummy mentioned that it was her favourite childhood board game), so we pulled this out to play.  It took a while for the boys to get the gist of the game, so I won and was accused of cheating for the rest of the night.  My 7 year old is such a sore loser ;-)

Day 2: Mickey - I was trying to get a good shot of my youngest in the bath, but he insisted that I took a photo of his favourite bath toy - Mickey - too.  

Day 3: Cleaning - O decided that he wanted to help me with the cleaning, but he was far more interested in what the suction felt like on his hand.  I love this photo as he just looks so cheeky.

Day 4: Superheroes - O tried on his new superhero onesie and was fully getting into character.


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