Conversations here seem to be getting more surreal by the day.
Jake & Ellie have figured out that we can be more relaxed on what they or we eat when unwell: depending on what the malady is, of course. Not being so insistent on their eating if they don’t want to, extra treats where appropriate: that sort of thing.
“We can eat anything when we’re poorly can’t we?”
We were sent a crafting kit by Family Investments for us to make something nice for Mothers Day. When it arrived I was really surprised: it’s a very generous selection!
I actually felt slightly under pressure to do it justice! Jake & Ellie have only recently really got into crafting, & they’re still only 4. They however were just excited! Continue reading
The Mummy has had a routine op this week & we were going in to the hospital to see her for the first time.
We brought in chocolates, crisps & fruit, & there was even some left over for Mummy after Jake & Ellie had very kindly helped her eat them…
Ellie & Jake wanted to make a special effort for her. They crafted some beautiful cards for her (more on that later) & dressed up in ‘special outfits’.
Jake – who’s become a bit camera-shy lately – was Mike the Knight, & Ellie was, ummm… actually, I’m not really sure.
A Hippy Rapunzel? The next Pixie Lott / Rita Ora / Paloma Faith?
Whatever she was, she looked pretty funky!
And I’d love to see what captions you could come up with for her!
Then for more captiony fun just click the pic:
They’ve been in good form recently! Must be something to do with this ‘turning 4′ thing.
Jake & I were having scooter races in the garden; Ellie would normally join in but she was trying to get her ‘baby’ (dolly) asleep in the swing.
He’s fast, & was winning most of the time. Have you tried cornering in 1 of those things? Not easy!
The times I was winning were when I had a bit of a ‘head start’. Hey, it’s not my fault if he’s too slow off the mark!
Even then though I was out of luck: he’d shout “I’m pausing the game! I’m pausing the game!”. That meant I had to stop.
That Temple Run has a lot to answer for…
Jake & Ellie turned 4 & we had a party!
Somewhat surprisingly it’s the first proper party we’ve held for them. Up until now they’ve just had quiet affairs with family: at 1 or 2 they were probably too young to appreciate a good knees-up anyway, & last year for their 3rd we’d only recently moved here to Wales & didn’t really know enough people to invite!
They’re very sociable now, especially since going to pre-school. We invited everyone in their class & a few others they’re friendly with from other classes & groups.
We hired a good-sized church hall & it’s just as well, as nearly everyone we’d invited turned up, plus the odd sibling or 3: many more than we’d had replies, which I hear is pretty typical.
Jake & Ellie were happy to turn up early while we were setting up, & enjoyed an early boogie!
I still don’t know how that happened; it doesn’t seem so long ago that they were cute, gurgling, helpless little babies.
And yet it seems a lifetime ago.
But they’re 4.
Their journey into childhood, on life’s great adventure, continues.