Joining in with TheBoyAndMe and her linky 365 Project A Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year! Project 365 2015 – Week 2 Days 4-10.
Sunday 4th January – Day 4
After a quiet morning at home I really needed to sort all the birthday and Christmas presents to make the house look less like a toy shop and more like a home! I despatched Daddy P and Monkey to a model railway exhibition for the afternoon, put my new Take That CD on and got on with the job in hand. The boys had a great time and Monkey decided to do some drawing on his white board when they got back. We are actually getting pictures now rather than scribble – progress.
Monday 5th January – Day 5
It was inset day for us and as Iona from Redpeffer and her family were also off, but without a car, we drove up the motorway and spent the day watching Cars and playing with trains. Monkey spent his normal couple of hours clinging to me (yes even with people he knows) before he finally let go and just enjoyed playing with his friend. Of course, by the end of the day he didn’t want to go home. Once home, we had a quick dinner and then it was chill out time whilst I got his uniform ready for the morning. The holidays were nearly over. He was less than impressed.
Tuesday 6th January – Day 6
Back to school meant setting the alarm clock. Blimey, that was a bit of a shock for both of us. I had to wake Monkey up at 7.30 or we’d never have been out of the door on time. It was really sad that the holidays were over, Monkey certainly didn’t want to go back to school. He made it through the day and then it was off for his first swimming lesson of the year. He wasn’t keen on that either and you could see that he was letting the instructor know too. As soon as we got home it was straight down to some construction whilst I got dinner sorted. We nearly got home before it was totally dark – yippee! Lighter days are coming.
Wednesday 7th January – Day 7
Whilst Monkey was at school I went to my first Jado Chi session of the year, I’d only had a few lessons and then missed 4 weeks with nativity plays, other appointments and Christmas holidays. It was a really good session and I always leave feeling calm and ready to tackle the world! We had a great delivery which took me right back to my childhood – Spirograph.
When I picked Monkey up from school, he was full of chatter and wanted to go for a long walk home. So that’s exactly what we did, rain clouds behaved and we had a lovely chat about all sorts of nonsense. When we got home Monkey spotted the Spirograph and wanted to have a go. Once he got the hang of it, he was away. A big hit.
Thursday 8th January – Day 8
Excuse the quality of this shot, I just got there in time with my phone. Yes, Brewster has found a new play area – sighs! Cat’s are not supposed to like water – no one has told Brewster. In other news, we had a knackered tap replaced in the kitchen, years of Daddy P over-tightening it had taken its toll. We now have a lovely new mixer tap with nothing for him to break (hopefully).
Monkey set up camp on my bed this morning with some of his favourite books whilst I got dressed. It was show and tell at school and as the theme of the term is dinosaurs he took in some photos from our museum trips from last year. I got the material for my next sewing project and picked up a passport form – we get to say goodbye to Monkey’s baby photo passport. His passport expires next month and we’ve booked flights to visit Granny and Gramps in June.
Back to swimming for me after 2 weeks off, went better than expected.
It had blown a gale all night, Monkey slept through it, I didn’t. We settled for a lazy day at home so there was no hurry for Monkey to get out of pj’s. Time for a shark attack with one of his birthday presents.