SO my plan to do a monthly round-up of ‘collected moments’ is a little late this month. Mainly due the last few weeks being crazily busy and this week, I haven’t even been able to find a few minutes to blog. Still, back to it this week and looking back, I was pleasantly surprised by my February photos as it felt like the whole month flew by. The weather was rubbish, we all had colds and I was hit by a virus for a couple of weeks and even the half term break was quite unexciting. But there were still a few highlights.
My daughter was awarded Star of the Week at school for being an amazing mathematician as she is doing really well at learning her times tables in particular. She loved being Star of the Week but was particularly pleased this time as Daddy was able to come to family assembly to get her award.
We were invited to review TGI Fridays which was a lovely chance for us all to go out as a family to enjoy a meal together. We had never taken the children to TGI Fridays before and we had a lovely meal out together. It is quite rare that I get a photo of these two as they are either too grumpy or I’m not allowed to take a photo, so it was nice to catch a pic of them looking quite happy.
This was also the month when my daughter discovered the joy of Enid Blyton. Thanks to an ongoing reading project in school, she has a number of challenges to do and one of them was to read a parent’s favourite book when they were young. When she asked me, it had to be The Magic Faraway Tree books, which I absolutely loved and I am so thrilled to be reading them to her as she is totally enthralled. I love this photo as it also shows another milestone from this month, A lost her second front tooth and has that lovely big gap which has given her a temporary lisp which is really sweet.
She loves books so much, she even painted a picture of Moonface.
February was also the month when we made hairbands…
…. this was a hairband kit that she had for Christmas and she loves making them and a lady in our local Claire’s accessories asked her where it was from, so she was rather pleased with that.
In between the cold rainy days, we did manage a trip up Bredon Hill which we love doing. Some days you can spot the deer up there and it is a bracing but beautiful walk.
Having decided that she wants to continue with Tae Kwon Do, I invested in the Dobuk (the suit) and she absolutely loves it.
My crochet project is ongoing and I am making slow progress, but slow progress is better than none. This is the Spice of Life Crochet along and I am so pleased with it so far. I would like to say that I would finish it this month, but it is not looking likely at the moment.
We didn’t manage to do much at half term as I was ill and Dad was at work. A and I did go to the cinema to see Sing as a birthday treat for her friend and so this was a good excuse for A to get dressed up in her party gear. If you haven’t seen Sing, I thoroughly recommend it, I had no idea what to expect but honestly, I haven’t laughed so much in a very long time. It is hilarious.
The day we booked to go bowling, there was a mini-hurricane blowing it’s way through the Midlands and with trees down everywhere and roads blocked, we nearly didn’t make it. Luckily, I knew a back route and in spite of being a bit late, we made it and I was reminded of just how competitive my children really are.