Dressing up as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

Dressing up as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

This term has seen a real transformation in Monkey.  They’ve been learning about Cressida Cowell and dragons, and Monkey has become obsessed with the How to Train Your Dragon books.  It’s been wonderful, really wonderful. You might have caught my post recently about how the books have inspired him to… Continue reading »

Monkey got on a go-kart

Monkey got on a go-kart

Some children jump at every opportunity that comes their way, show no fear and just go for it.  My son, isn’t that child.  He’s missed some amazing experiences in the past.  Turning down the chance to stand on the footplate of his beloved A4 Pacific Bittern, steam train when it… Continue reading »

Joining in at Beavers

Joining in at Beavers

On Monday night the parents of our Beaver colony were invited to watch a presentation for their World Challenge and Community Impact badges, focusing on the charity WaterAid.  I had no idea what part Monkey would take in the proceedings, or what it would involve.  Getting information out of him can be… Continue reading »

Losing teeth and winning an award

Losing teeth and winning an award

It’s fair to say that Monkey has ridden an emotional rollercoaster this last week.  He’s been losing teeth and winning an award.  He’s never-ceasing to amaze me, almost on a daily basis.  But the teeth, wow the teeth!  He’s lost two teeth in the last week, both of his front top… Continue reading »

Speaking out and having a go

Speaking out and having a go

As the months roll on, I’ve shared so many of Monkey’s steps with you this last year.  He’s not the sort of child to ever want to take centre stage, any more than myself or his father were.  That’s ok. But he was extremely shy, extremely reserved, and it was… Continue reading »

New highs in October

New highs in October

As I look ahead to Monkey turning 7 next month, I’m reminded of some new highs in October.  My lovely, timid child is changing in so many ways, slowly coming out of his shell and joining in with activities.  Towards the end of last month we celebrated Daddy P’s birthday… Continue reading »