Well last week I said we were nearly there, and now we are actually half way through the year – I’m sure it was only Christmas a couple of months ago!
And as another reminder that time is marching on Toby had his first of two transition sessions at his new school last week. When I reminded him in the morning that he was going he said ‘but I’m not four yet’, so I had to try and explain (again) that he was just going to see what it was like and he won’t actually be going until September.
He was there for almost two hours on Thursday afternoon and by all accounts he had a great time. I was a bit worried he might cry and not want to go in because he can be a bit like that sometimes but all credit to the teachers they didn’t give the kids chance to get upset. We were waiting in the school entrance for a few minutes then the teacher came out, just said ‘in you come’ and it was a quick ‘bye’ and off they went. There were a few other children from Toby’s nursery there too so that helped.
Anyway, I’m so glad he enjoyed it and he’s happy to go back next week for another afternoon. The only dampener on the whole thing was that he slipped and grazed his knee on the way home and you would have thought his leg was falling off the way he carried on!
We went to my mum and dad’s house yesterday afternoon – mostly just for something to do because Gabe had had an accidental nap in the buggy in the morning and we needed to occupy him. The boys love my parents’ garden though and Toby really enjoyed helping my dad pick some peas and mangetout today. He was also introduced to the joy of eating raw peas straight out of the pod – when I was little the only vegetables I would eat were raw peas from the garden and carrots, I’m so glad both my boys love nearly all veggies now!
Gabe mostly enjoyed digging in the soil…which apparently is also like me when I was young. Toby is like my brother and doesn’t really like getting dirty but give Gabe a patch of soil and he’s happy for hours!
I don’t know what this face is about from Gabe – he looks really cross but it was actually a happy face! Anyway, it made me smile…