As is traditional in our house Sx got to invite a friend back for a trip to McDonalds tonight for his birthday. This year it was a new friend – Ted. It was an early trip as Ted had to get home to get ready for football practice – but the boys enjoyed themselves never the less.
Happy Lx coped well with her first laser quest party despite some apprehension and happy to spend a lovely evening with Scott and Gareth enjoying the great atmosphere and the St Patrick’s Day rugby match at the local stadium.
The last two days were full of Lx’s performance in “Hansel and Gretel” at school (but no internet photos allowed).Tonight was her evening where we could watch her “tap and modern class”. She still finds it difficult – it is really hard for her to do “toe heel, toe heel, heel toe, heel toe” – but already you can see the improvement from last term. With her dyspraxia she is never going to be a natural dancer but the classes are wonderful for helping her gain better control of her body It is so good for her I hope she will continue next term although she has been murmuring a little about possibly giving up.
An early start today leaving home at 7.45 to go to a local rugby tournament. For once the weather was amazing though (I have to admit to getting slightly pink by the end of the day!).
The team drew in the first match – which I think was a shock to them as they had hoped to win – but it inspired them to put their all into subsequent games winning them all and then winning the championship. The team they drew against won all their other matches so it was all down to their final match and number of tries scored to determine the winners. Nailbiting stuff!!
It was lovely to hear a number of people come and tell me how Sx’s rugby has really improved lately. There have been some changes in the coaching staff and style and he is enjoying rugby so much more it shows in how he plays.
A lovely sunny morning and a chance to watch Gx play football today. Unfortunately although the sun was gorgeous and so lovely to be out in – it made for harsh shadows and bright spots which made photography hard.
Gx played so well and was determined to try and get a goal – but unfortunately didn’t manage it He was rewarded for his efforts with a man of the match medal though.
Meanwhile I also got to watch Sx’s game as for the first time both boys were playing at home. I took my eye off the game for a minute and then couldn’t see Sx anywhere. Turned out the goalie was injured so he had taken over in goal – including the Goalie’s cap.
In the afternoon we went out for an activity afternoon where the children got a chance to try martial arts, hairdressing, nail design, cookery and photoshop. It’s hard to drag them out of the house sometimes at the weekend (especially Gx who loves staying home!) but when they go out they do generally enjoy it.
In the evening Matt took the three younger children for tea and to stay the night at his house. Sx and I have an early start for a rugby tournament in the morning. A good chance to chill out and watch the last 6 nations rugby match on TV and enjoy chinese takeaway with my eldest boy.
I was uninspired photographically today. Until I saw some photos a friend had taken of her home life. Just normal photos of her kids playing.
My littlest featured large today. He was the first person to speak to me this morning – how lovely that “I love you Mummy” were the first words I heard. Then he got up and got all the breakfast dishes out and laid the table as a surprise for me.The two older boys were at Matts for the night and spending the day with their Dad at Scott’s rugby game in the morning and watching the 6 nations game on TV in the afternoon.
Meanwhile Lx Dx and I went out in the sunshine to the park – and then Lx went to a swimming party.
Left to our own devices, Dx and I went into town to buy some bits, take some things back and then to enjoy a well deserved iced bun sitting in the sunshine.