No matter how enjoyable busy weekends are I always find myself craving after a weekend or at least a day where time stands still. Where life as our little family is the focus of all my attention. No interruptions, no knock at the door with unexpected guests (dare I say unwanted) looking for a cup of tea and to disrupt the playroom. No birthday parties to attend, no deadlines to hit. Just us.
As the sun shone so brightly and with the threat of the weather turning we took the opportunity to take ourselves on a little adventure. To Woore Fruit Farm in Cheshire. We had been recommended this little farm by one of Lil G’s nursery teachers as there are fruit trees at a height more suitable for little people. How cute is that? Lil G had been excited all day and secretly we were too. For Mr H and I this was our first time picking strawberries. Can you believe that? And so we had a little adventure as Our Little Family.
These last few week’s have been filled with so much excitement, planning, more planning and a lot of list making! And why? Let me tell you. We have just returned from taking our gorgeous boy to Disneyland Paris for his 4th birthday. Not only that but also taking a ride on a rather large airplane for the first time since becoming Our Little Family. Eek.
Today, George Archie Hargreaves or Lil G as I refer to you as or Georgeous as Daddy calls you, you turn 4-years old. Wow. Really? You tell me that when you’re 4 it will mean that you are a big boy. That you’re as big as Hulk. That you are going to School. That you will be able to earn pocket money. Continue reading
It’s official I’m a bad mum.
Lil G and Mr H picked me up from the train station yesterday evening, our usual routine. What was different was the response I received from Lil G. Nothing. Nothing but silence. He was refusing to speak to me. Covering his face with a birthday present he had just picked up from one of his little friends. But what had I done? Continue reading
With only 3 more sleeps to go until we reveal to Lil G where we will be taking him for his birthday. I cannot help but feel excited and full of mixed emotions. Where did I put that time machine? Are we really approaching Lil G’s 4th Birthday? It seems so. Do you think he’d notice if I put it back a year or so? As I write this post it wasn’t long ago that our gorgeous boy returned home from a day of celebrations at Kindergarten. As he left me this morning it was with a heavy heart that I waved him off. He has had himself a little superhero birthday party as unbeknownst to him we will actually be eating breakfast with Mickey & friends on his birthday! Therefore no birthday party this year. Which he can’t quite understand! Hopefully he will once Thursday arrives.
A couple of weeks ago the very generous team over at More Drinks supported Lil G’s last Sports Day at his Kindergarten with their range of ‘A Little More’ drinks. And after all that hop, skipping and jumping they were certainly in need of refreshments. A little hydration with a twist. A hint of flavour, each one resembling a different vitamin, they really are quite tasty. Rather clever if you ask me. If your little one is anything like our fussy soon to be 4-year-old, whose diet isn’t always the best then adding vitamins by means of a drink sounds perfect to me. A parenting win. Sometimes you need to get more of the good stuff inside your little ones and that’s where A Little More comes in…
Welcome to this months Count Your Lucky Stars post.
It’s been a busy month here at Life As Our Little Family HQ. Work, family, bloggy bits & bobs, big boy school plans and let’s not forget the final preparations for Lil G’s birthday surprise! All of the EEKS for that one.
And so if I look back over the month, here are a few things I have been thankful for… Continue reading
A few week’s ago we found out that our gorgeous boy had been awarded a place in our first choice Primary School. We were delighted. A little emotional. Aware that our gorgeous boy is growing up … and fast. From the moment we found out it literally feels like our feet haven’t touched the ground. Whether it be physical or emotional, the preparations have begun for all of us.
Two week’s ago we had our first parent’s evening where we were guided through what life will be like for Lil G and for us as parents to a pre-schooler. Eek. My boy, not a toddler, but a pre-schooler. And then today arrived. Our first ‘Summer Fete’ at Lil G’s new School. As part of the settling in process they invite you along to enjoy the less formal setting of the everyday School. To wander around in a setting which would be more inviting, as well as to spend a lot of money on a tombola and cake sales and bouncy castles! All in the name of fundraising and settling in to new routines!
And with a little help from a friend Lil G survived his first visit to his Big Boy School…
On our recent holibobs to the gorgeous Bluestone Wales which you can read about here, we were delighted to test out the Short John Floatsuit from Splash About. It was the perfect place as they had a superb Waterpark , the Blue Lagoon. Lil G has been swimming with Water Babies from just a few months old and although he is now swimming independently we weren’t quite ready for him to be let free without some sort of aid in a Waterpark.