Joining in with TheBoyAndMe and her linky Project 365. A Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year! Project 365 2015 Week 9 Days 53-59.
Sunday 22nd February – Day 53
I drove up to Birmingham and spent the day with my friend Iona and Monkey and Daddy P had a ‘boys day’ – they went swimming and just spent precious time together. Iona and I had a lovely lunch out and then spent the afternoon chatting in a coffee shop. We could and did talk for hours which meant driving back down the motorway in heavy rain in very busy traffic, but a nice, chilled out day otherwise.
Back to school and you forget how long a week is for youngsters until your son asks if his friends will still recognise him? Bless him. I had lots to catch up with after half term so missed my sewing class. Monkey had a good day but was shattered in the afternoon. You can’t beat a bit of map reading in our house, today’s map of choice, a rail network map!
I joined the tablet age finally today when my iPad mini arrived. Less than impressed with the Apple cover I bought to go with it though, so more investment needed there.
Tuesday 24th February – Day 55
A day of retail therapy! I’d been invited to the new Hotter store in Banbury to have a look at their lovely shoes. It was love at first sight when I saw these, they fit like a glove and are so comfy. Also bagged a real bargain in Debenhams – a lovely Jacques Vert dress reduced from £149 to £29! That also came home with me.
Monkey did ok in his swimming lesson – backstroke practice this week, with some hesitancy so really not sure they will let him go up to stage 2. Think the grading appraisal is next week.
Wednesday 25th February – Day 56
Back to Jado Chi for me after a week off, all went quite well. We had Monkey’s parent-teacher consultation straight after school. His teacher is pleased with his progress, he’s coming out of his shell and joining in more and increasing his circle of friends. He’s just a very shy little boy. One little Monkey deserved to go out with friends for Pizza Express, the boys all seemed to be tired after school, but food soon perked them up. Then it was home to play ‘pretend school kitchens’ as you do! It’s Roast Chicken today Mummy.
Thursday 26th February – Day 57
Hello can you hear me? Obviously all vacuum cleaners should work as telephones too! I’d been asked to review the week day carvery at our local Brewer’s Fayre so that filled me up for the day. Monkey had a height and weight check at school, I’m sure the results will come back fine on that. After an initial after school meltdown Monkey was full of chat with Granny and Gramps on Skype.
Friday 27th February – Day 58
More before school reading over breakfast. Monkey was full of excitement today as it was school disco day and his best friend was going for the first time. Monkey sorted out his clothes that he’d change into at school in the afternoon. We talked about going to the toilet before he got changed. Unfortunately that all got forgotten in the excitement and he’d had an accident during the disco. Sadly, none of the staff had noticed that he was soaking wet and that he’d been wearing his shoes on the wrong feet for over an hour. Sighs. He’d enjoyed himself thankfully! It’s the weekend.
Saturday 28th February – Day 59
A home day has been much-needed so Monkey can take things easy after his first week back at school. We got his homework done first – apparently we have a family of pet tortoises – uum, news to me! Then it was time to have a look at a few review items. We’re working with a local independent toy shop at the moment and Monkey loved this magic set, which is designed for younger children. Great idea.