Days 286 – 292 of Project 365

286-292 of 365

286. Bubble Catcher (Blowing and catching bubbles in Leigh Woods with Capture by Lucy and her family. The graininess of the background might give a little hint as to just how torrential the rain was. )

287. Angels (Boy Cousin and Girl Cousin came over for tea tonight, and The Boy played for around an hour outside with them. The two boys play so nicely together and really adore each other.)

288. Proud Moment #1 (Tonight was parents' evening and while we were waiting, we read through the book of work bound together from when they went to the church for a Harvest festival the week before. Of the 18 children who each coloured in a sheet and 'wrote' something underneath, The Boy's was the only one which wasn't translated by the teacher; that's a 'd' not a 'b' by the way. Can you read what it says? Apparently he didn't copy the words out, he sounded them out with the teacher and wrote each letter independently. Words failed me.)

289. Proud Moment #2 (This is at the Harvest Assembly where each year group took a 'turn' on stage. Reception sang 'Big Red Combine Harvester' and it's fair to say that the teacher and I were both concerned that he'd refuse to get on stage due to fear. He did and, while he didn't sing, he did all the actions whilst fighting off the urge to cry. I was so proud of him for being so brave.)

290. Proud Moment #3 (The Boy came home with a certificate of achievement having featured in the Golden Book during the school's praise assembly. He was picked out for always being a kind friend at playtime.)

291. I Am A Shape (I bought The Boy a Melissa & Doug pattern board set which has pictures made up from different coloured shapes, and he has to match the picture from spare blocks. He loves it and it's just the ideal activity for after school.)

292. Determination (We went to Roath Park late this afternoon and fed the geese and ducks. The Boy was determined to climb this wall, and after working out how to reposition himself, he managed to find a foothold and pulled himself all the way up. Children are amazing!)

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  1. says

    You are taking the most stunning photos at the moment, I love love love the bubble photo, such a beautiful and natural photo. Those proud moments are so special in the early years, he certainly does look very proud of himself

  2. says

    lovely photos of the boys at school – i love the cheeky glint in his eye in the one where he is holding his award, well done to him!! and you have every reason to feel so proud and the free style writing is very clever. See, you had nothing to worry about ;) x

  3. says

    Awww well done to him for getting on stage. That's a brilliant achievement. Even now I am nervous about getting in front of a room. I always find it so hard to get photos of bubbles in tact!

  4. says

    Gorgeous photos this week. I love the two school photos where it looks like he is looking at himself. It's so wonderful to see The Boy grow in your 365 and such an amazing way to document the wonderful progress that children make in these early years.

  5. says

    I love the hug piccie. :)
    I saw your instagram piccie of the Melissa and Doug shapes. It's good to see that toys that amused me as a child is still doing the rounds!

  6. says

    a great week, and every right to be proud. Well done on his being on stage and joining in, that takes a lot of courage.
    His writing is coming on great, all credit to your parenting skills getting him ready for this stage of his life

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