Pre-school “incident”

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.

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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……..

pre-school just prior to tooth incident

Just another day in motherhood………

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As I opened the curtains the other morning, this was what I saw……….

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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.

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Snow days

Last week school was either cancelled or we had late starts due to icy conditions so it was time to put on the boots and hats and play outside…………personally I would have liked to stay inside in the warm but hearing ……….”mom outside’ mom outside, MOM OUTSIDE” constantly can bring the most patience person (which I am not) to the edge…so outside we go.

its cold outside

The only thing better than splashing in water with your boots on………breaking ice to splash in water with your boots on………

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Please no more snow days for a while……………….

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Playgroup christmas party………and you thought xmas was over!

A couple of thursday ago we had our late playgroup christmas party. We didn’t plan for it to be late but due to sickness, christmas pressure and husbands being off, it just kept getting cancelled. Anyway, it happen, everyone had a great time and loved their gifts. In fact, it looks like a new tradition has been born. Being the thifty gals that we are, we realised that after christmas, you were able to buy in the sales, re-gift or have more time to spend on making that special something…………..

Lola is into Thomas the Tank engine in a big way at the moment so she was overjoyed with her Thomas toothbrush holder (brushing or should I say chewing her toothbrush is her next biggest passion).

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Miss Q with her favourite men…..

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It is hard to get a group pic these days but luckily Running Stitch knows how to work the timer on her camera (I will read my camera instruction manuel one day, really…….!). We thought we had done it until we noticed one kid missing………..

group with one missing

Time to redo but kids have little patience for do-overs.


At least we have everyone in the picture this time…………..

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Hats knitted by great Grandma

Look at the cute hats their great grandma knitted them for christmas……cute…….and warm!

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Charlie’s first report card

I received Charlie’s first report card today from his pre-school and I quote

“I have seen a dramatic overall improvement in Charlie. He is a joy. I look forward to watching him continue to grow.”

Lets hope every future report card he gets is so positive!

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Zoo Lights

We went to see the zoo lights recently. I went on my own too which I thought was very brave (or stupid of me!). They were a handful but manageable. Though when it started to rain me and Lola had had enough but not my son. To look at him you would never have known it was pouring down, he was was happy just slowly wandering around, crying out in delight at each new animal he saw……

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zoo lights

I must admit though the lights are pretty cool and I enjoy going every year……………more so when my husband comes along…maybe next year……………

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The cleaning crew is in town………….

For christmas Lola got a cleaning set (no gender profiling here, cough, cough!). Anyway, Lola liked it, Charlie loves it! All morning we were asked to move chairs and things so Charlie could “vaccum”. It was so funny to watch him do all the things that I do with the vaccum. I wonder whether they will be as keen to help in a few years when they get their chores to do!

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Merry Christmas

A real christmas miracle happened this morning, the kids stayed in bed till almost 8am (as opposed to the normal 5.30) and then to top it of they were good all morning! No arguing (well not much…this is real life after all, not a movie!!!) and no temper tantums.

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Santa came and gave them lots of gifts, Charlie loved everything that Lola got and Lola was happy with whatever she was given. Then came the snow………..

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A merry christmas everyone……….

oh and dad loved his gift………….

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Christmas Eve

I remember as a kid that christmas eve was almost as important as christmas day, the excitement and anticipation. I wanted to pass that on to my kids. So they got to stay up late (till 7.30pm!) watch a christmas movie, The Polar Express, and eat popcorn………..they were happy.

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