HELLO SUMMER!

The summer break is now underway… 8 weeks with my gorgeous boys… I’m approaching it positively and proactively, we have an ideas board and chore charts in place already and we are gonna budget properly so we can do everything we want this summer, evenly spread over the 8 weeks.  The boys and I are excited and just keeping fingers crossed that the weather improves at least a little bit!!

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We already have a few firm plans in place for the summer holidays… in a couple of weeks I am taking the boys glamping on my own for 3 nights.  The place we found looks brilliant, is just 6 minutes from the beach and is the cutest little teeny tiny cabin!  It’s going to be a bit daunting taking them away entirely by myself but I’m also really looking forward to the adventure.

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James is taking them to Center Parcs in the first week of August and they have lots planned to do there including den building, geocaching, climbing and pond dipping. There Auntie, who they adore, is going along too for their trip so I can’t wait to hear their excitement when they come home!

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Besides the road trips we are in the process of writing a huge list of sunny day and rainy day ideas as well as paid activities and free activities so we have a list to reference if we get stuck for ideas!  So far the boys are getting along SUPER… long may it continue!!!  I’m relishing the fact that I don’t have to prepare uniforms and school snacks every day! Here’s hoping I can keep them from getting bored!

Letter to Littlest

Nate, You’re 5!!!

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Holy moly, how time flies!  It still feels like yesterday that we rushed to the hospital to have you, our little waterbaby.  How have 5 years passed us by?  5 is such a big age and I know you are super excited to be older.  You told me on the morning of your birthday that you felt like you knew more things and that your bones had definitely grown!

You started school this year and you have loved it from day 1.  Always excited to learn new things and see your friends and your confidence is developing at a rapid rate!

You make me and Daddy and Ollie smile every single day and you has so much love for everyone.  You want to see everyone happy and you’ll go out of your way to make it so. You’re caring and kind and your giggle is SO infectious!!  You can bring joy to a houseful of people with just one chuckle and you have an abundance of kisses and cuddles to give.

You and Ollie are closer now than you ever have been especially with shared interests now, which is lovely for me to see.  You play the Xbox together, he lets you take part in the movies he makes, he reads to you sometimes and he loves having you to play with.  The two of you still fight sometimes, but that’s normal isn’t it?  You always make up with a sorry and a hug.  Always always treasure that lovely brother of yours.

You are super creative and you love anything to do with drawing, painting, practicing your writing, playing playdoh, using scissors and glue, you’re like me!  I loved (and still do) all of those things.  You’re drawings are SO SO good and we’ve loved having them stuck on our walls and fridge and wherever they will fit.

You still love Batman, Spiderman and every other superhero you can think of and you know everything there is to know about My Little Pony.  You’ve started playing big boy games like Minecraft and Terraria and you love being able to play these two player with your brother.  When Daddy is here you love boys time with him and Ollie and you have a new found interest in board games.  For Christmas you got a small keyboard and you love putting in piano and dance performances for us all.

You’re favourite foods are sausages, cereal and milk, pancakes, pepperoni pizza and pasta, though you do make a huge effort to try new foods knowing that sometimes you find foods that you like!

I can’t wait to learn more and adventure more with you, my little lovesome.  I love each and every day I get to spend with you and be your mummy… you bring incredible happiness to my life and to our family and I love you millions.

Mummy.