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On Friday C went on his first school trip. He only started school back in September so I was surprised they would be going on one so soon. They went to the Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium. It’s about an hour away from us. The week leading up to his big trip the theme in the classroom was space and the planets. When I dropped him off I would see tables full of activities to do with space and posters up around the classroom. He didn’t mention much throughout the week about the trip. I collected from school on Thursday afternoon and the first thing he said to me was “Mummy I don’t want to go on the trip tomorrow” I reassured him he would be fine and that he would have lots of fun and that was the end of the conversation, he didn’t ask or talk about it…

Yesterday afternoon we took C to a local ‘pick your own’ farm. I love strawberries in the summer and although supermarket strawberries taste ok you don’t get many in a punnet, and because C thoroughly enjoyed picking his own pumpkin last October. We’re really lucky to have a farm literally down the road. Once we arrived we collected a punnet and went off to find the strawberry patch (there were loads!) We had SO much fun. It’s funny how a simple little half an hour doing something so simple can be so enjoyable. I loved watching C’s rummaging through the bushes and watching his little face get all excited when he found a nice big ripe strawberry. It didn’t take us long to fill the punnet and to be honest, I wasn’t planning on filling it all the way up but he was having so much fun. We took our filled…

The Ordinary Moments #2 C is now 2yrs 4 months and just recently he’s become more interested in sitting and playing with his toys. It has been lovely watching him sitting down, role playing with his train set, farm set or his most recent present … his little wooden boys house. I am sat here on this Tuesday morning watching him happily playing away, chatting away to himself and every now and again he’ll look up to tell me what he’s doing. It’s nice and quiet because the television is off so he has no distractions and his big sister is at school. It’s times like this that makes me sad that in a year or so he’ll be away off to pre-school. I will no longer have him at home with me all day everyday, so I am making the most of these precious times whilst I can. I…

The Ordinary Moments! Painting never grows old. C & I were the only two up for a good few hours this morning. He woke early (6.15am) and instead of the whole house being up I bought him downstairs. After he had his milk & cereal I decided to do something we haven’t done in a long time. I grabbed the paints & loads of paper and we both sat for almost two hours painting away. He absolutely loved it – it was not only fun for him but we made it educational too, he was telling me what colours he was using. He also was learning to share as well – he would dip the paintbrush into a colour and handed it over to me … “Here you go Mummy” for me to let my artistic ideas flow …. which I admit weren’t very good!!! It was just nice to…