Saturday, 18 October 2014

58 birthdays a year

At the 2nd 5th birthday party in a week it dawned on me that, if there are 30 children in a class, between them Oscar & Cailtin could rack up 58 party invites in a year, through school friends alone. 

That's enough for one party every weekend per annum. That's a lot of cake & paint face, not to mention ringing of the ears. 

And just think of the fun we could have with 60 kids when its our turn to host....

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Oscar's idea of autumn

With the leaves turning autmnal browns, yellows and wondeful shades of red - and with 3 little people to entertain when a nursery friend came for a playdate - we went for an early morning walk, shook the dew off the leaves and collected a bin full. Oscar got really into it and this is the result. 

We also made 10 leaf rubbings and strung them up. A fun, seasonal crafty project.

Homework - the letter d

It *could* be the novelty of it but so far homework is proving really fun!

"p: Down the pirate's plate and around his face."

The week Oscar got the Golden Folder

We got caught out in a monsoon type downpour this week. By the time we arrived home (drenched in 5 minutes from park to front door) both children were crying hysterically... I had to laugh.

A rare weekend with no plans whatsoever (my favourite type) started off in the gym for all of us for the first time ever. Tennis for the parents, swimming for everyone (well, for the kids really). 

Weekend ended in an epic shopping trip to Westfield (usually avoided at all costs) to buy marble jar (bribery) presents. Result: 1 hour in playground (arrived too early for shops), £8 worth of tat from the pound shop, £12 worth of Lego, 4 hours of 'entertainment', 2 exhausted children and 1 very tired mummy with 1 eyelid that keeps trying to close by itself by flickering every 2 minutes.

Altogether a good week spent flying solo while He was away with work, culminating in Eid (first time we've marked the occasion) and early school finish on Friday. This was followed by a trip to the library to fill the 'special helper' golden folder - filled not with a Willy Wonka ticket but a request to fill it with a special book to share with their class. Oscar is the chosen keeper of said folder for this week so we have been making our way through 16 new books this weekend.

Quote of the week:
Oscar to Caitlin: "I love you." Quickly followed by: "I love your hair like that." #thethings4yearoldssay