Sunday, 17 November 2013
Saturday, 16 March 2013
Day 69: A family get together - As it was mother's Day we all went to my sisters for food. The boys had great fun playing with their cousins and I enjoyed a good chat with my mother and sisters. O decided that he wanted to try on some 3D glasses and was delighted when everyone laughed at him. He is quite the little joker.
Day 70: Jigsaw marathon - I got home from work to find that the boys had filled the floor with jigsaws. They had a lovely time putting together as many jigsaws as they could find, but what I loved was that they worked together really well. Hardly any fighting, crying or screaming for once.
Day 71: Hungry Hippos - I've been to work today but managed to catch this photo of the three boys playing Hungry Hippos. I love it when they play games together.
Day 72: Flower - My Mothers Day flowers are still going well. I'm going to try to learn how to take the perfect shot of a flower. That's my mission for the next few weeks.
Day 73: Swings - O managed to talk me into taking him to the park after the school run even though it was freezing. It was great to see him running around and getting some fresh air, and he particularly loved the swing.
Day 74: Finger painting - O asked to do some painting this morning so we got the finger paints out and covered the floor. I enjoyed getting mucky and dabbing paint everywhere; including all over himself. We now have a series of dots over numerous pieces of paper :-)
Day 75: Snow! - It wasn't forecast but we've just had a really heavy downfall of snow. It's all white outside. It looks very pretty but I'm starting to get desperate for some warmer weather. Will I ever be able to get my sandals out from the back of the wardrobe?
Saturday, 23 February 2013
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.