Friday, 1 June 2018

Thomas visits nursery

Toms nursery had an open morning on Tuesday. Amy was off school and I took them both along for Tom to meet Mrs Elliot and see his new nursery. He loved it! They played outside for ages and I couldn't convince him to come inside to see all the toys. Eventually I persuaded him in and he loved all the different tables with toys and activities! He met some of the friends he'll be playing with and his teachers and Amy was very happy getting to be the 'big girl' showing him around everywhere. We ended up being there all morning and they were happy with their stickers and bubbles they got on the way out!
I'm trying to make the most of our mornings together while it's still just me and Tom. 
He's such a sweet little boy and so funny. I will miss our park mornings, toddler mornings and rhythm and rhyme sessions at the library!

Picnic in the garden

We've been making the most of these sunny and warm days! Amy thought a picnic in the garden would be a good idea. She wanted to invite the bunnies and big bear and Olaf too.
So we quickly put together some nice picnic food. Honeydew melon, popcorn, spicy crisps, apples and grapes. The children loved chatting with big bear. Olaf didn't like the spicy crisps, they kept melting his tongue!

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Thursday morning at Playzone Eco Tots. Thomas did some digging to get the soil ready to plant some vegetables. 

 Wednesday afternoon at KFC with James and Nana

 Waving goodbye to nana after a fun day at the park!

Mr Hullabaloo visits Amy's school

Mr Hullabaloo came to the school on Thursday. The children all crafted their bear masks after the show. 
Amy and Evelyn played after school wearing their masks and being fierce!

Playing in the garden

When we got home from the maritime festival yesterday, we went to play in the garden. Amy set up the cones for a football net and we played some football. She is still enjoying her Monday evenings at football practice. It's coming to an end in 4 weeks for the summer.

 Amy and daddy pretending to be on a rocket. What out for the meteor showers!

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Belfast Maritime festival

We parked by Lee's office by the Titanic pump house and found a nice wee spot for our picnic lunch. We had cheese and pickle sandwiches, oat crunchies, crisps and chocolate covered biscuits and apples. 
The children played in the little park for a while and I had my tea in my flask. 
We took a walk over to see some more ships and met the twins from Amy's class and their mommy and daddy. Amy also spotted Oli and Amelia. Seems everyone was out enjoying the sunshine in Belfast today!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

A May morning before school

Amy was up before Lee left for work this morning. That's not happened in quite a long time! Her and Tom were playing in the living room, and Lee made us scrambled eggs on toast. It was sunny, and it even felt warm in the house. I laid out Amy's summer dress for school, and even I got my legs out and wore a dress.
Everyone was ready in time and there was no rushing or stressing or me having to raise my voice. What a lovely morning! I even had time to take some photos with the big camera before we got in the car and left for school.

Amy had drawn a little smiley face and cut it out, she was insisting on holding it for the photos.

Tom and I spent the morning at the Park and at Smyths Toy shop looking for a present for Oli's birthday party Amy's been invited to. At home, Tom played with his cars, watched Paw Patrol and I made another loaf of wheaten bread.

When I picked Amy up she had a sticker on it which read: 'ask me why I am wearing this sticker today'. So I asked and she told me that her teacher had sent her and another boy to the principals office to show off their maths skills and tell her the answers to their sums. Proud mummy indeed! She's doing so well :)

Her friends Evelyn and Amelie came over in the afternoon to play and it was an altogether lovely day.