We used to go to the library regularly, but haven’t been since last summer. With N getting reading books from school and refusing to read his books at home himself, a library visit seems a lot of effort if I need to have him with me. But this weekend N had requested to visit the library and get some books out. We dug out his library card, paid an extortionate £1.50 for the nearest car park (no free parking in… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 12 – library visit”
I love this photo of N, taken on a walk and scoot round the park. We didn’t have much time inbetween swimming and my hair appointment, but it was just enough for a quick scoot and play in the playground. It’s his face, as he’s scooting towards me that makes me smile. Joy and a little bit of ‘no more photos’.
N has always struggled with blowing bubbles from old fashioned bubbles tubes. This contraption was in his stocking from Father Christmas. All it needs is a wipe of the bubble solution on the end where there are lots of little holes. It creates tonnes of small bubbles in a non stop stream. N loves it, me less so. Yes he can blow lots of bubbles, but those damn little bubbles aren’t ones that pop. They’re a funny glue-y bubble that… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 7 – blowing bubbles”
N enjoys school but the one thing he’s not keen on is writing. So I was happy to see him getting excited about being close to completing his reward chart writing row – he only needed 6 stickers. So one evening he wrote all 4 of his birthday thank you letters. Then not satisfied that he still had 2 stickers to get, he decided to write about dinosaurs. Three sentences later, I had a piece of paper with information about… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 6 – writing practice”
This week’s living arrows makes me smile just looking at it – N in full flow of laughter. He is a cheery little boy usually, and whatever he does there’s always something for him to find funny. I can’t even remember what he was doing here other than cutting and sticking. He does a lot of that. He may have been making a paper plate dinosaur because that school topic seems to have stuck with him this week. I love… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 5 roaring with laughter”
Birthday balloons. Pretty much an essential for a child’s birthday. And I think this was his favourite present. Well, maybe apart from the walkie talkies which have already found one make its way down the road to his cousin’s house so they can chat. N had a fairly quiet birthday. His party is next week. Just a swimming lesson, lunch at home because he didn’t want to go out, and then a friend’s party in the afternoon. Although after joining… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 4 – birthday balloons”
If there’s one thing that N does really well, it’s lose teeth. The new year has started with lots of gappy smiles. He’s not quite six yet, and on Friday tooth number 6 fell out at school. So the tally is 2 swallowed, 2 lost (on the farm and on a shoot), and 2 brought home from school. At the moment he has a double gap up top. Although the tooth that fell out over Christmas’s replacement is already well… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 2 – gappy smiles”
I’m joining in Living Arrows again this year. It’s lovely to be able to look back and see all the photos I’ve taken of N over the past year, and see how much he’s changed. If you want to join in, it’s a lovely friendly community to take part in, you can find its home over at What the Red Head Said – click through the badge below. In between Christmas and New Year, I wanted to make use of… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 1 – reflections”