I regret not coming back to the blog much earlier as the summer is nearly over and it seems to have passed and I am not sure what happened! So I am going to try and briefly recap now before the crazy Fall schedule starts and I really forget EVERYTHING!
We enjoyed the free lunch program in the park a lot where we meet up with different friends over the summer and played in the park and also went to the outdoor pool. This year we spent most of our time in the big pool with life vests. Charlie loved it but lola would have preferred the toddler pool but as usual she loses out to what big brother wants! We intended to do swim lessons but for many reasons that didn’t work out for us, two of the main reasons being car problems and skins “issues” was it impetigo, a bacterial infection or chicken poxes….we may never know…and now who really cares!!
We went to storytime at the local library and borrowed many, many different books and movies over the summer. We also visited the zoo.
The rest of the time was filled with play dates with playgroup friends………
ahhhhhhhh happy memories of summer
The kids are lucky enough that our local hardware store rings when they have empty washing machines available (and I say lucky becuase you try getting big empty boxes from stores…for whatever reason they won’t do it anymore). We ll we now have four, two have been made into a well used fort that gets decorated with stickers and the two newest additions have been used for many things.
1. It was my sister’s birthday recently who lives in England and the kids, especially Charlie wanted to go to her birthday party so one of the boxes became there rocket ship. We took the box outside as it was a windy day and he was convinced that the wind was going to pick them up and fly them to England (yes they have watched Mary Poppins). He asked put their life jackets as “they might crash into the ocean and lola can’t swim yet”…….good thinking buddy!
2. They are zoo animals and the boxes are their enclosures.
3. The boxes were they new homes and “could they sleep in them?”
4. While sat in a box together the other day (not sure what it was at this stage) I heard the following conversation
Charlie “Lola you are my best friend”
Lola “I love you”
Charlie “I love you too”
I am sure many different uses will come out of them and I will try and update as many as I can remember.
This summer we have been picking lots of blueberries and blackberries. We have a blueberry u pick a few miles from our home and we have been enjoying that. The kids eat them, ride sticks like horses and look for bugs while I pick. I don’t mind them not helping but when they eat the blueberries out of my bucket instead of the 4 acres of blueberries surrounding them…….slightly annoying!!!
We have lots of blackberries on our field so we don’t have to go far for blackberries but here are some tips for blackberry picking…….
1. don’t take a dog that loves them and eats them faster than you can pick them
2. don’t take kids who pick them just to feed to the dog “because he loves them”
3. and finally don’t wear shorts………….
Now what to do with the berries………
So I was decided to come back and have a look at my old blog the other day and I realized how much I liked it and was disappointed that I have not kept to it. All those lost memories and moments with the kids……so I thought hey I will continue starting now so I don’t lose anymore special moments…….so welcome back…….
Mum, Happy Birthday. We love you.
Mom, you’re a wonderful mother,
So gentle, yet so strong.
The many ways you show you care
Always make me feel I belong.
You’re patient when I’m foolish;
You give guidance when I ask;
It seems you can do most anything;
You’re the master of every task.
You’re a dependable source of comfort;
You’re my cushion when I fall.
You help in times of trouble;
You support me whenever I call.
I love you more than I can express;
You have my total respect.
If I had my choice of mothers,
You’d be the one I’d select!
<>By Joanna Fuchs at http://www.poemsource.com/mother-poems.html
A few weeks ago, whilst I was helping out at pre-school, my son fell. This is a normal occur for my three year but this time a chair happened to be right in front of him. I saw it happen and I remember thinking “on my god the chair”. Charlie knocked his front tooth right out. I would like to say that I acted calmly like any parent should in these situations but the amount of blood and screaming from my son put me in a panic. Luckily for me the other parents were able to act camly and the dentist round the corner rushed him straight in. Charlie had manged to knocked the tooth cleanly out so the dentist didn’t have to remove any root and thankfully the other teeth have not been knocked loose. Apparately you can have the tooth placed back in but I knew it would be more ordeal than Charlie could handle right then. Though it wasn’t until someone mentioned it later that I realised Charlie will now have this look for many years to come.
still cute I know….
This pic was taken minutes before he fell. My last pic of Charlie with two front teeth for what i expect to be many years……..
Just another day in motherhood………
I am still here, still busy with college work but it is going very well. I never thought I would say this but I am enjoying algebra a lot more than English. I am currently writing a 10 page paper on the benefits of breastfeeding which is turning out to more interesting than I thought it would be. I thought I knew a lot about breastfeeding seeing as I have been doing it since 2004 but I am finding out that the formula companies are an unethical bunch with hardly any conscious and very litle regulations to adhere to.
Anyway, we have weathered out all of the snow days, we have had in January and February. Though the weather did have its benefits,
We also have hopefully finished with the coughs, colds and sickness bugs. We all had a sickness bug that was horrible……….I knew i wasn’t going to die but I felt like it. The worst thing was me and dad were both ill at the same time with little sympathy from the kids. Apparately even though I am throwing up, juice and snacks are still a high priority for my childen………..
And now spring is in the air again. The boots are on and the sandpit is open……..
Happy Belated Birthday Kath…I hope my card made it in time. I hope you had a great day and you were spoilt rotten by your husband (yes I do remember your husband LOL) Speak to you soon. Lots of love.
As I opened the curtains the other morning, this was what I saw……….
The elk stayed a while and continued to eat whilst keeping an eye on my kids who were banging on the window in delight! In the end it was a car that startled them and made them run…………..which was good as were were already late for Charlie’s school.