Saturday, 23 August 2014

Introducing My First Grader

My little man is now a school boy!

He has been very excited the last few week about starting school.

We went out and bought him a special school bag and pencil case. His bag seemed huge on him.

When the big day arrived he proudly posed for photos before we left.

The day started with all the new Grade One children meeting in the playground before assembling in the school hall.

They all sat on benches with the parents on chairs behind.

One by one their names were called out and they had to stand up and walk over to shake the hand of the head teacher.

They were then given their name cards by their class teacher and went over to stand on the small stage.

Tae became very quiet and nervous when we entered the school hall and put on his serious face.

Once in the classroom, they had circle time with the teacher while the parents watched. They then had to complete a worksheet on rhyming words.

Once completed, it was out into the playground for morning break and time for me to leave.

He had a great first day and week!!

Every day when I collected him he has been full of smiles and talkative telling me all about his day.

One classic is from their trip day exploring the mountain on Wednesday, guess who fell in the stream while pretending to fish? Yep my little man! He was still happy and felt it added to the experience!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Friend Time

While in the UK, I had a chance to pop on a train to visit my gorgeous, beautiful best buddy who usually resides in Hong Kong. 

Logistics to meet are not always straight forward, but we squeezed in a record two vists this summer:)

We had to manage a second visit as my other best bud F, was going to be there.

It was great to have the time and space to just 'hang out' and have fun.

It is wonderful to catch up and just 'be' with people who totally get you.

I know you read this: 'love you K!!'

Over the 3 days we had together, we managed to do quite a lot -  even with a 'go with the flow', chill out agenda.

When I reflected back we had quite a list.

Swimming in an outdoor pool (OK - I may have been the one watching whilst you all had control of my kids;)

Eating lots of yummy food and ice cream.

Thank you F, for teaching my children to eat raspberries off their fingers!!

Watching a Town Cryers competition.

Splashing about in the paddling pool.

Feeding the ducks

Playing at the local park.

Age was no barrier to the fun!

Also fitted in: Assembling light fittings, bathing cheeky children, catching up with your gorgeous family, drinking bubbles and sleeping in the garden tree house for Tim!!

Sadly, I think the highlight for Tae was disappearing into the box!
(I cannot believe I did not get a photo of THE box;)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Who gives a 2 year old a hose pipe???

That would be Tim!!

In fairness, it proved enteraining on so many levels. 

1) The giggles from the 2 year old practising his target skills.

2) The 13 year old running like his life depended on it.

3) The mother who stood back laughing and taking photos;)