I feel like a broken record with these posts sometimes but the weeks just go so fast and we don’t often do anything very exciting!
Toby enjoyed his second settling session at school on Thursday, now he just has to wait 8 weeks before he actually starts properly. Only 8 weeks though, and my baby is going to be starting school – he’s not even four until next week!
On Saturday my parents were part of the team organising the National Scout Car Races – it’s something they have been involved with since I was tiny but I haven’t been myself for years. This year it was back in Blackpool so we went along with the boys to have a look.
My brother and sister-in-law were also up from Essex – they’re hoping to move back to the North this summer and so my brother has been having a few interviews. Hopefully if they do move we’ll be able to see a lot more of them which will be ace.
Anyway, Scout Car Races was happening in Cleveleys, just next to the beach so we headed down to let the boys have a play. The sun was shining but it was very windy so not that warm. Toby had great fun running around on the sand though. Even though I’m a real worrier about sun burn I’m letting him go out without a hat occasionally in the hope it will make his hair go back to being more blond again…
Gabe has had another up and down kind of week. For most of the week he’s been really grumpy and super clingy. He’s got a cold and I think he might be teething too and he’s just spent most of the week crying and I’ve been at a bit of a loss how to help him. On Tuesday he refused to nap at nursery and then was awake from 11:30 pm until 2 am. His sleep on Wednesday night wasn’t much better.
Friday was probably the worst day though – he was just crying and whinging and moaning all day….but then by some miracle he actually slept all night! In his own bed too. And then on Saturday night he did it again! As I write this it remains to be seen if he makes it three in a row. I’m not getting my hopes up though because he’s done this before – given us a couple of good nights and then gone back to his usual rubbish sleep. You never know though, perhaps he’ll surprise us!
He was in his element on the beach though. It still amazes me how he can be so clingy at home – he literally will wail every single time I leave his sight in the house and he follows me around like a permanent shadow. As soon as we get outside though he is off – he couldn’t care less where I am and will quite happily play on his own and would wander off for miles if we let him…
Anyway, that’s it for this week – next week will be my last post with Toby as a three year old!