Half Term Is Here
Phew, we’ve made it through the first half term of 2014. C has made it through his first half year of proper schooling. Yes, we are half way through the school year, half way through the learning, excitement and enjoyment that is reception. He is thriving. From shy, anxious little boy to confident, bright and brilliant. Reception is good for him, school is good for him.
At parents evening last week we were proud to hear that he is “a lovely little boy” and that his teacher loves him. He makes her pictures and models every day and will do anything to please and for the praise. He is just like Daddy Ramblings as a child, he is a sweet, lovely little boy who is doing his best.
He can read, he loves to get his reading book each week and he is confident and assured in reading it. He is trying to read signs when we are out and about and he is surprising us every single day.
School is hard, we have the usual wobbles when people don’t play with him and I worry about whether he’s eaten his dinner or remembered his gloves but it’s good for him and he loves it and he’s learning. It’s right.
But now it’s half term, a chance to recharge his batteries and prepare for the next part of the journey. We haven’t made many plans, I think it’s nice to take each day as it comes and because I work term time only it’s nice to know that I have the whole week to spend with both children.
The other big school related update is that this week we received a letter about LissyLou starting school nursery in September. It was a very welcome surprise, she is ready to start. She has been ready for a while and we had secretly hoped they might have a place for her from April onwards but sadly that hasn’t been able to happen. So she has to wait until September, I’m glad that it is now getting confirmed because at least that means I can plan for it. But it also means that C will go into Year 1 and I’m just not ready yet! So I won’t be wishing away the rest of this year, I’ll be enjoying it and so will they. All change again come September, we are ready!
What’s With The Weather?
This is probably a phrase you have heard more than a few times over the last few weeks. From flooding and horrendous winds in the UK to snow and ice storms in the USA, it’s been a tough few weeks for most of us and I’ve heard the phrase more than once. I’ve watched the reports on the news showing homes and businesses under water, thinking of all the families who are displaced, worried and devastated. I’ve thought a lot about how soul destroying it must be to have your home or business damaged and also to not know when you may be able to even start the clean up and repairs. I’m fed up of the rain and the wind and the general miserable weather. We’ve definitely been making the most of our stash of rainy day activities.
We suffered our own damage in the storms last week when the winds blew a hole in our roof. We’d spent the night of the storm listening to the wind howl and rage and we’d said we would be surprised if the roof withstood the force of the winds. In true escapist form I tried everything I could think of to try and distract myself from the noise. Movies, music and even playing online bingo with Paddy Power, it didn’t work. Not even a bath with my Temple Spa products could stop me from worrying but eventually sleep came.
When Daddy Ramblings went out the next morning to assess the damage I watched from a window and watched as he mimed that we had a great big hole in the roof. With further bad weather forecast we knew that we couldn’t afford to sit around and wait for the next storm to hit so we quickly got a roofer out to repair the damage, thank goodness for home insurance. Otherwise I know we have been quite fortunate where we live this time round, we always say if it flooded where we live then the whole country is in real trouble!
If you or your family have been affected by the bad weather, I hope the damage isn’t too bad and that you can get home safely soon. Until then, batten down the hatches, I’m afraid I don’t think we’ve seen the back of the bad weather yet!
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Giveaway
To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, out on Monday 17th February we are giving away a copy of the DVD and a goodie bag filled with some themed goodies.
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Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 is about Inventor Flint Lockwood who thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention — a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes in the orginal film. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals – “foodimals!” Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world – again!
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is out on Blu-ray & DVD 17th February and is rated U.
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