It’s been a busy week for Project 52 this week. Week 3 and we’re approaching N’s birthday. It’s a good job I’m not doing a photo a day otherwise there would be a lot of food photos – my camera roll is full of the keto meals for the diet I’m doing.
Anyway onto week 3 of Project 52.
On Sunday we had another lazy day. I got up too late (plus it was a bit miserable) for us to play tennis.
Monday it was back to work and school. School have decided that all children need to be in performances (last year they changed it that even the chorus needed to audition because lots of kids before didn’t listen/behave. N did audition for the company, but spent most of rehearsals sitting around as they only had a group bit at the start so he refused to try this Christmas. Now they’ve realised too many from N’s class didn’t take part). So his class have to lead the parts in an extra performance in May. N is not impressed. He hates drama.
Tuesday N’s private tennis lesson wasn’t on again. The coach isn’t coming back, so we’re trying to arrange privates at another time. There’s a Wednesday slot at the club which we can just about make (hopefully), so he will still get that extra session a week.
On Wednesday I got my forecasting finished at work. It’s a mad time of year with forecasting, my project’s annual event, and planning for next year, on top of the usual project delivery going on.
Thursday was just another working day. The birds have finally got through the 2 bird feeders in the garden. I don’t think any birds have rediscovered them other than the great tits. It was parents evening. N is doing really well – maths is flying as usual, his spelling and writing have shown a really good change since December. His reading is good, but his comprehension needs work. He just doesn’t take in what he’s reading, but they’re doing comprehension booster sessions in groups, which he says is helping give them tips and practice more.
On Friday, I had N’s friend back from school ahead of tennis. The pair of them are always good and sit down to do their homework, before getting changed, another friend being dropped off for a quick play, then heading to tennis. Tennis was sooo cold, and we were in the pavilion, the children were playing outside. The last 15 minutes they headed back to the sports hall where the younger group had just finished.
Saturday seemed to whizz by. No relaxing time until the evening though. We always head to the bakery before swimming, and picked up a few bits in Sainsbury’s before swimming. It turns out N’s class is actually a joint 6 and 7 group. So he’s doing really well as his breast stroke is one of the best in the class, he’s got good crawl technique and today won a backstroke kicking race. Given he’s tiny compared to the others who are mostly 2 school years older, he’s holding his own. He just needs to grow a bit to get stronger arms to help his front crawl. He’s just not as strong as the others.
We spent the afternoon preparing for N’s bowling party on Sunday. He’s just got 5 going along so it’s been fairly straightforward. He made up the party bags, Then we baked. For the first time in the aga because the electric oven isn’t working. He wanted me to do a Victoria sponge but we bought a back up in case it went wrong. But the bowling ball biscuits took so long to do that I didn’t have time on top of making tea.
I’ve proposed that we use the shop bought cake for his party because taking a cake with cream in the middle and putting in bags probably isn’t a good idea. Then I’ll try and make him a cake the day before his actual birthday. The birthday cookies turned out quite well, although my circle piping around the edge needs some practice in steadiness!