Matt picked the older two up this morning to take to Sx’s rugby game and then on to drama rehearsals while I stayed to take Dx to his first rugby tournament. Unfortunately the rain was so hard the tournament was nearly called off so I was unable to get any photos during the matches.
PS in other news…. Sx got a little muddy at his tournament!!! I have no idea which one is him but do know some of these boys are in black tops – and some are in black and whiet stripes. but its a job to tell which are which!!
Today Dx and I went into town for our annual “mother and son halloween buying expedition”. We raided the pound shop for halloween bits and pieces and then hit pizza hut for lunch. Mainly for the ice cream factory but Dx actually made good inroads into the pizza this year – and what we didn’t eat we took home.
(not the ice cream – just the pizza)
He was a little distracted by the party at the next table
Then it was time for the “ice cream factory” and some ice cream envy for the boy nearby!! PS The film Gx was an extra in is out at the cinema now. We don’t know if he can be seen in it – look out for a boy eating ice cream in the modern day London scene at the end…
Tonight being a Tuesday – it was homework night. Inspired by a photography course I am on, I thought I would try to get “in the photo” as it isn’t something I often do.
Unfortunately I found that the tripod attachment had gone missing when the tripod was used for the video camera (and was no longer on the bottom of my camera where it belongs). So I had to call in the services of Sx as my “human tripod”
Another lazy day today where Matt did the football run with Gx and Sx and I stayed in silence indoors. Sx is obviously still not well as there was no demur about not playing sport this weekend.
I was challenged by a friend to do the “5 day black and white challenge” – taking a black and white photo a day for 5 days.
So I took this one to remember my #2 son who goes away for a week tomorrow
Sx played his first match as a junior today (U13). He is no longer part of the minis and this is distinguished by the boys having a shower after the match and changing into club shirts and ties (with school grey trousers and shoes) and staying for a post match meal and “challenge” with the opposition.
I can’t put any photos up of the game – but here he is looking VERY grown up after the match (and just for comparison – a photo of him after his first match when he was 4)
We are very lax in our house in involving the tooth fairy. For some reason much as I embrace all aspect of my children’s childhood while I can – I have always been terrible at being organised when it comes to lost teeth.
We have only called upon the tooth fairy once. Dx’s first tooth was dispatched to her with due ceremony with a note, tooth deposited under pillow (in a small box in case it got lost – see below) and a coin in its place in the morning.
All other teeth from all four of them have been swallowed, lost or stored “safely” somewhere probably to be found in ten years time. So in similarly lax style I haven’t written about Dx losing his second tooth which actually came out at the football fun day a few weeks ago. For some reason he suffers really badly as his teeth become loose. Luckily only for a couple of days but there are lots of tears and lots of pain on eating until the tooth comes out.
I thought I should get a photo of the new tooth which was well underway growing when the old one came out.
This year all the children of all ages seem to be into these “loom bands”. I am finding these little bands all over the floor, all over the house. Dx is into them most and received orders from the older boys for what they would like made. Sx tried to youtube a complex pattern to make starburst ones today but it was far too complicated and would take too long for a boy with attention problems! He didn’t realise it mattered what order you followed the instructions in and soon gave up when he realised he had messed up! 😀
Sx was picked to play rugby at Wellington College today in some huge schools tag rugby tournament.
1. He lost two signed health forms and I ended up having to rush one in on Wednesday to school or he would have been taken off the list
2. He then left his rugby boots behind when he set off at 7.20 to catch the minibus at school. Meaning I had to bundle 3 kids in the car at 7.30 in the morning and rush up to school with them (I noticed he had forgotten them – he wouldn’t have noticed till he came to put them on!)
3,. He took Dx’s packed lunch instead of his own meaning both of them had practically nothing in their lunch they will eat
4. I gave him a memory stick of photos to give to a teacher who was also going to be there. I impressed upon him it was REALLY REALLY important to give them to her as she needs to print them this weekend. I put the memory stick in a HUGE brown envelope and put it at the top of his bag so he couldn’t get in the bag without seeing it. He came home having forgotten to give it to her. Grrrrrrrrr!
It did take a little of the shine off the fact they came third in the tournament – which was a huge achievement. But it did mean it took me a while to see the positives about the day.