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.
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 🙁