Showing posts with label Proud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Proud. Show all posts

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Project 365: Days 76 - 82




Day 76: Fireman Sam - O is going through a dressing up phase and is loving his Fireman Sam sleepsuit at the moment. I just adore the toddler phase.

Day 77: My three boys - it's next to impossible to get a decent photo of the boys together but I came home from work today and they were all in a cooperative mood.  It was only when I looked back at the photo that I realised my oldest doesn't look too happy.  I think it was because his little brothers were messing around a little bit.

Day 78: Rock Star - E was trying to develop his rock star slide with the guitar.  He didn't quite get it though and just ended up lying flat on the floor!

Day 79: Thomas fan - O spent most of the day playing with his trains.  He's lined up all of his Thomas trains to go around the track.

Day 80: Driving in his car - the weather was a bit nicer today so we dusted off the battery operated Lighning McQueen car for O. He loved it!

Day 81: Puddle jumping - O took great delight in jumping in every puddle in our driveway. He soaked himself (and me) but it was great fun.  

Day 82: A new belt - My oldest two boys had their kickboxing grading today and they both got new belts.  They are doing so well at kickboxing and I am so proud of them.  They are both little stars.

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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Project 365: Days 62 - 68




Day 62: Seaside fun - well, at least it was supposed to be.  We decided to drive down to the Gower in Swansea and stopped at Oxwich Bay.  The sun was (almost) shining so we got a ball from the car and headed down the beach.  It was so cold and windy that the little one refused to walk and the older two complained bitterly.  We lasted about 15 minutes before heading back to the car.  Hubby was told in work the next day that Oxwich is renowned for being windy, hence all the surfing action there.  Hmm, I never knew that....

Day 63: Toddler tantrums - I worked today so not much opportunity to take photos, but I took this one of the toddler after he threw his duvet out of the cot, no doubt complaining about going to bed.

Day 64: Fast asleep -  Again, another day in work so another bedtime photo.  This is my middle boy surrounded by his toys.  He loves all his cuddly toys and can't sleep unless he has them all in bed with him.  One of his favourites at the moment is Luigi (because he's green).

Day 65: Show me the rabbit -  The little one and I spent the afternoon at my mum's and my sister took O out to show him the bunny rabbit.  He enjoyed stroking him for all of 30 seconds before a football caught his attention.  I think the rabbit was quite pleased though as the poor thing was petrified.

Day 66: Poorly boy - O has come down with a cough and cold so asked to sleep in my bed.  I do love having cuddles with him and could spend hours just watching him sleep. 

Day 67: Train-time - Oliver insists on having a train track built for him every day.  He loves nothing more than attaching all the trains together and running them around the track.

Day 68: School work - I had parents evening for my oldest son this week and I was so proud to be told how well he is doing in school.  He really enjoys learning and does a bit of work every day at home.  He's got this book where he writes stories and draws pictures to go with them.  He's my little budding author.


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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Project 365: Days 48 - 54



Day 48: Science day - we went to Techniquest in Cardiff Bay and had an amazing time.  The boys were completely engrossed in all the experiments and this photo is of my 5 year old putting the organs back into the human body.  He then went on to put the human skeleton together.  A future doctor maybe??  We all had a great time and will be going back there very soon.

Day 49: Reading -   I spent the whole day interviewing for new staff at work so was completely exhausted,  It was so nice to go home and see my boys.  I'm currently reading this Famous Five book to my oldest two and I love it.  I adored anything by Enid Blyton when I was young and I love being able to pass this on to my own children.

Day 50: Colouring - Another day spent at work but I had parents evening for my 5 year old after work.  It was so lovely to hear how great he is getting on in school and how much his fine motor skills have progressed since he started in Reception class.  His teacher raved about his reading and learning skills and I was an even prouder mummy than normal.  This photo is of a piece of work that he brought home.

Day 51: Sleepy boy - we had a bit of a bad day today.  We went to a friends for lunch where my 2 year old proceeded to cry, and cry, and cry.  I started to feel ill and ended up leaving before bursting into tears.  By the end of the evening I couldn't talk or swallow and felt very sorry for myself.  I spent the evening in bed before waking up and realising that I hadn't taken a photo that day.  I managed to get this one of my now calm child sleeping sideways in his cot.

Day 52: Family matters - it was the day of my uncles funeral which, as you can imagine was very emotional and tiring.  It was hard to see my mother so upset  and I felt helpless as there was nothing I could do or say to make it better.  I think that times like these do make you realise what's important in life, so this is me and one of my very important things.  My children and my family are what matters more than anything.

Day 53: After effects - I spent the day with my parents, reading sympathy cards and chatting about life in general.  My mother had a vase full of these beautiful lilies.

Day 54: Messy play - Ollie and I had a play date at a friends house to do messy play.  It was amazing and he loved playing in the dirt and with the water.  He wasn't so keen on all the food items and just pointed at them saying yuck.  We'll have to work on that one.

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Monday, 27 February 2012

Proud (and scary) mummy moments

I had an amazing day with my boys yesterday. We were out of the house at 7.45am to take the older boys to their very first kickboxing competition. I didn't have a clue what to expect, and neither did the boys. The first thing we realised when we got there was that it was a huge event. Not that the boys seemed phased by it at all. They just took it all in their stride.

I'm not a very competitive person so I really wasn't sure how the boys would react to being scored , but the good thing about this is that it's designed to build the little ones confidence.  Everyone gets medals for taking part, which the boys were extremely happy about.  Though I must admit, Ethan had a bit of a tantrum over not getting a trophy for doing the team form! :-)

   

He did eventually agree to having his photo taken with his medal though!















Zac is very happy with his winnings.












There was a lot of hanging around as so many were competing and I was really concerned about how Ollie was going to handle it, but he totally enjoyed it.  I think he wanted to join in!
Next came the individual form, and none of us had realised that our babies would have to get up and do their form on their own in front of the judges.  My heart was in my mouth.  It would have been my idea of a nightmare when I was little (and still would be now if I'm completely honest).  They were one of the last to take part and I watched with trepidation when Zac was called.  But, apart from refusing to do the form that his teacher asked of him and instead doing one he barely knew, he was great.  I was so proud.
Then it was Ethan's turn.  Ethan still seems so young to me.  He hasn't got the masses of confidence that his older brother has and I was really concerned that this would be too much for him.  But again I was proven wrong.  
My boys are stars and it was the proudest I've ever been.

Then came the scary moment.  It was time for the sparring.  By this time we'd been there for 3 hours.  The boys were getting tired and Zac started getting a bit upset.  He didn't want to fight and was worried about getting hurt.  I explained that he would be wearing body armour but that it was entirely up to him.  He kept saying no, but then his name was called and off he went!  I sat close to him while he waited to fight and watched in case he couldn't go through with it.  

There were a few fights before his and I was quite shocked by the way some parents were behaving.  Children being told to 'get angry' with the other child (they were all 5 years old!!) and really encouraged to hit harder.  I know it's a competition but I thought this was a bit too much! 

It came around to Zac's turn and up he got and tried his very best.  He didn't win but it was very close (and I was sort of glad he didn't win as it meant he didn't have to fight again).

Ethan was also brilliant in his fight.  He smiled all the way through it and I think with a bit more practise he'll be fantastic.  The main thing was that he enjoyed every minute of it and wanted to stay and do more!

I had three tired, but happy, boys by the end of the competition so it was straight home to relax for us.  Zac and Ethan have got three medals each for being so brave and taking part.  They are already looking forward to the next competition and talking about when they'll get their first trophy.  I'm looking forward to a nice long break before having to watch them fight again!