I’m late posting this roundup again this week, which is mostly due to us enjoying a family day out yesterday – we spent all day at the Mini Festival at Oulton Park. I’ll be blogging about this separately as I took LOADS of photos, and couldn’t choose just one for my photo of the day. My son is a massive Mini fan, and thought all his Christmases had come at once! After being away last weekend we’ve been simply rolling with the usual routine this week, as you’ll see from the photos. Here’s my selection of photos from this week:
Sunday 6 July 2014: Hypnotised by CBeebies
As we didn’t want to drive to Cambridge and back in a day we stayed last night in the Days Inn on the A14. As is always the way with these things, everyone was awake early – I heard my daughter surface at 5.30, then when I looked across at 6am both kids we’re awake and watching stuff on their iPads. My husband managed to hold out until 7am. As we packed up and got ready we stuck CBeebies on the hotel TV. My kids never watch “live” TV, so it was a novelty for them to see the presenters between the shows, and we also discovered two new shows we hadn’t heard of before – Little Robots and Q Pootle 5, which my son really enjoyed.
Monday 7 July 2014: Finished her cross stitch
It doesn’t seem very long since I posted a photo of my daughter starting her first cross stitch project, but today she finished it. I wasn’t expecting her to stick at it, but she did, and she’s made a super job of it. Now I just need to frame it and she can have it on her bedroom wall.
Wonder how long it’ll be before she asks for another one…
Tuesday 8 July 2014: Return to the Theatre
I was back at Knutsford Little Theatre this evening, but for something rather different. Their next production is “My Boy Jack”, which I didn’t get a part in, so I volunteered to help out backstage as prompt. This means I get my own copy of the script and I attend rehearsals and performances to remind the cast of their words if they forget any. So this time around I’m seeing things from “the other side” as it were. This evening was the crew meeting, and I got to listen in on discussions about the set and costume, which as an actor in the last play I was totally unaware of.
Wednesday 9 July 2014: Joseph!
Today I took my Mum to see my daughter’s end of year production – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. An amazingly ambitious production for an infant school (ages 4 – 7) they pulled it off with style and I really enjoyed it.
Thursday 10 July 2014: Another two certificates!
My daughter really seems to be getting on very well with her gymnastics – she earned another 2 certificates today. Floor 2 and Beam 1.
Friday 11 July 2014: Not the kind of chocolate he wanted
It was the summer fair at my daughters school today and we all had a great time. They had a tombola stall with loads of prizes, so my husband gave the kids some money and told them to try to win him one of the boxes of chocolates. Both kids won several prizes, but the closest they could get was this – a chocolate face mask!!
Saturday 12 July 2014: Looking like a ballerina
At the end of each year my daughters ballet teacher holds an “open class” where parents can watch the lesson and see what their kids get up to. Last year I wasn’t able to attend, but today I could. I enjoyed watching the kids in action, and my daughter is getting on very well.
My husband, who attended last year as well as this year, says he can see a huge improvement in what she’s doing compared to last time.
The best news of all is that when she goes back in September she’s moving up a class, and will be starting at 10am rather than 9am – we’ll all get a bit of a lie-in!
If you want to see how other bloggers are getting on with their photo a day projects then head on over to The Boy And Me’s blog where we all share links to our roundup posts each