Thursday, 3 September 2015

The Obligatory Back To School Post.

So the time as come, far too quickly, it's time for the little ones to go back to school.
Only they are not so little any more.
Star is going into her last year at primary school and in the next few weeks we will be looking at secondary schools for her. I'm dreading this transition, but no doubt I'll be writing more about that later.
Boo is off into year four with her first ever male teacher, who seems really nice, and she's in Mozart class (which has me humming every time I think of it because I'm a bit of a fan of dear old Mozart)
The Little Man is starting school proper in year one and he's thrilled because he's being re-united with his nursery friends. For some reason they were all separated last year.

I know more mum's in the playground than I have ever done before. I don't make friends easily and with my RBF(resting b***ch face..I really can't help it) I guess I'm not that approachable, but somehow I seem to have forged some friendships, or at the least to point of being able to talk to them. When my older children were younger I was working full time and rarely picked them up from school myself, something I often regret. At the little ones last school I had one close school run buddy, and basically we didn't speak to anyone else.

Now the holidays are over I've been looking back at what we have done.
We didn't go away again but we already have our holiday booked for next year. (whoo hoo!)
We spent a lot of time looking for owls in the Big Hoot. We went to the cinema and watched Inside Out which we all thought was a brilliant movie. We had two birthday parties at home and one birthday outing at Pizza Hut. We had a bouncy castle for a whole week! We visited the park a few times and even went paddling in the stream. We went to a couple of BBQs, and two summer fetes. I took Boo all the way to London for a cookery class with Bee Berry. We met Dennis the Menace at Brewers Fayre and the kids played in the fun area before we all had a delicious meal. In all we had a fun time and I've made a little video about our month. It's only a minute long.




Then on 1st September at around 7.30pm we had a freak hailstorm. It was really kind of crazy with thunder and lightening and huge hailstones. This is outside our house with a river flowing down the road and the hailstones gathering in huge blocks which were still there in the morning.


Well, I know we had snow last year in August, but at least that was fake! 

Before they went back to school we wanted one last day out and as we couldn't trust the weather we decided to go to the bowling alley. It was loads of fun.














So here it is...the Back to School photo. I managed to get them to stand still for minute before they jumped in the car.




























I miss them already :(


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15 comments:

  1. I can't believe the holidays are over already, it's gone too fast.

    I love your kid's uniforms, such a cool colour!

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  2. Don't they look smart in their uniform! I am dreading secondary too, but we have a bit longer to go yet.

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  3. Your children look very smart in their uniforms! The summer holidays have been a bit of a wash out this year :/

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  4. I feel like time has just run away with me this "summer", on the one hand it seems to have flown by and on the other it's felt longer than ever before. Cheeky Chap also started year 1 today and really enjoyed it.

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  5. Ooh your kids have a lovely uniform! Ours are navy blue - pretty standard!

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  6. Aww! They are looking very smart in their uniforms. I hope they settle well into school.

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  7. Hope they all settle in well. I think the holidays have flown by. My biggest girl is starting Reception and my boy is starting preschool. I am going to miss them both so much!

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  8. They look so smart in there uniform, good luck with back to school! x

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  9. The holidays have gone far too fast but looks like you had a busy and fabulous time. Well done on the back to school shot - my teen refused!

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  10. Maybe my RBF is my issue, I don't make friends easily either. You children look so smart.

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  11. The holidays went far too fast, I dislike having to switch the alarm on again!
    I love the school uniforms, I'd have thought having a purple uniform brilliant when I was at school!

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  12. that is a fantastic back to school photo! I love the colour of their uniforms too - mine was that colour at one of my schools. And my goodness - I've never seen so much hail. Hope this term goes really well for you all. xxx

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  13. Sounds like you all had a great summer holidays! The kids look very smart in their picture

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  14. I've never seen a purple school uniform before, they look fab, what a great colour!

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  15. Wow, those freak hail stones are amazing! I agree It all goes way to fast. I'm only 3 days in and totally exhausted :-/

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