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 »

Joining in with Sports Day

Project 366 2016 Week 25-26

You might have read my post yesterday, it’s fair to say that Sports Day is not a date on the calendar that’s looked forward to with any great fondness.  Monkey doesn’t like it, in fact that’s quite an understatement.  Joining in with Sports Day just doesn’t happen here. We woke… Continue reading »

Confidence in Company

Confidence in Company

Every day seems to bring a new change in Monkey at the moment.  The last few months have really seen Monkey find his feet in all sorts of areas.  It’s been a joy to watch, and I’ve felt immensely proud of my little boy as he’s faced challenges and adapted… Continue reading »

The Tooth Fairy has been

The Tooth Fairy has been

Towards the end of last year I wrote about our visit to the dentist and her predictions for Monkey’s baby teeth.  On Christmas Eve Monkey announced that one of his front teeth was wobbling.  Oh wow, my little boy really is growing up.  Common opinion was telling me that he’d… Continue reading »

Changes since turning 6 – films

Changes since turning 6

I’m so glad that I stuck to my plan of a quiet couple of weeks over the Christmas holidays. The break was stress free and Monkey was an absolute joy to be with.  I’ve noticed a couple of changes since turning 6 in my young son.  He is very selective over… Continue reading »