Days 145 – 151 of Project 365

Days 145 - 151 of Project 365

145. Present (With Nana's birthday approaching, The Boy decided to decorate a mug for her.)

146. Rainbow Bubbles (A Bank Holiday Monday that was sunny?! Heaven forbid! We were able to plants seeds and vegetables into pots, ride his bike on the barrage and blow bubbles in the sunlight.)

147. Trapped (It was my mum's birthday and we were returning from taking her to a garden centre on the north side of Cardiff when he fell asleep in the car. That's when I knew he wasn't well, again! I dropped her off and drove home, when the rain started. Trapped in the car on the drive by the weather and a sleeping child!)

148. Mwha ha ha! (The Boy adores the game Labyrinth which Nana has, and so we borrowed it to play. I've never played it before, and he absolutely wiped the floor with me. At one point I commented how crafty he was to have made that move as I couldn't have a turn. He looked at me in bewilderment and pointed out that was the whole point of the game. )

149. Double (We met up with a friend and her daughter in Techniquest, which was of course packed to the rafters with parents who couldn't handle a drop or two of precipitation. The Boy was completely absorbed in this science investigation display, and I loved the distortion through the water.)

150. Absorbed (We were wandering around the gift shops in town when The Boy spotted a book that took his fancy. He followed behind me while I shopped, absorbed in the book, silently reading it in his head. I love the power that reading gives him.)

151. Fishing Party (The Boy was invited to the birthday party of Capture By Lucy's eldest son, and we all had a wonderful time fishing for wriggly sweetie worms, netting white chocolate fish and chasing fish-eye marbles down a rapid river run.)

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    • TheBoyAndMe says

      It's been a very wet May I think? Hoping that the weather is about to pick up now for the next few months.

  1. says

    I was thinking the same as Viv, he looks so tall and grown up in the photo at the birthday party. Great bubble shot, but my favourite this week has to be the one where he is beating you at Labyrinth 🙂

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      He looks so cheeky in it, doesn't he? He's very cunning with games like this and I can't think where he gets it from- 😉

  2. says

    I've realised how hard it is to take photos of bubbles this week. Took me ages to capture it. I love the black and white one, his excitement is SO lovely to see 🙂

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      I still don't know the trick but I suspect it's something to do with the strength of the bubble mixture and the light direction?

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      I can see a whole new world has opened up to him; we'll be walking along and I'll feel a pull on my hand as he stops to read a road sign or a flyer catches his eye. It amazes me.

  3. says

    he looks very grown up in the final photo and very smart too. looks and sounds like a fantastic party – that Lucy is very clever and creative. i assume he is better again now then? hope so
    i love how much Burton loves pickign a book up and reading it too – such an amazing thing that our boys can read! x

  4. says

    I love the bubbles and the one where he is beating you at the game – his face is a picture! You were lucky to get a sunny bank holiday – it rained down here – alll day!

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      Those are my two favourite photos as well, thanks. It's been grotty ever since, don't worry!

  5. says

    Your photos are so beautiful. That's one gift I wish I had – an eye for a photo. It would probably help if I invested in a decent camera to start with. We were playing bubbles outside yesterday and I took some shots but they in no way captured the moment like this one.

    A photo really does tell a story and my next goal is to put more effort in to mine.

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      Thank you, that's a lovely thing to say. Would it help if I told you that only Sunday's and Saturday's photos were taken on my dSLR, and the rest were on my phone?

  6. says

    I'm going to have to find this Labyrinth game, I've not come across it before and we love playing board games with our kids. Love the bubbles picture too 🙂

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      It's really tactical and requires a lot of thinking; great for developing problem solving. Even better, four people can play!

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      I really think that reading and a love of literature is one of the most magical tools we can I still in our children.

  7. says

    its great when they can read for themselves, he is doing brilliant for one so young. Laughed at the Labyrinth pic when you shared it on FB, he looks like he is cackling at your misfortune. Im sure Nana liked her cup, and I hope whatever he was hanging for isnt too bad.

  8. says

    What a sweet idea to decorate a mug for his nana. I love the blowing bubbles picture, and the picture of him beating you at Labyrinth – his little face! x

  9. says

    Aww love the mug he's making and that pic of him laughing cheekily at the board game, it's so funny!!!! Fab that he's reading… my boys can't yet and have no interest in reading or writing which worries me slightly 🙁 x

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      I don't think it's anything to worry about, they all catch up with each other within a few years. It might be that they need a different form of literature to ignite their curiosity like comics?

  10. says

    Love Techniquest, we visited many times with our boys. Have you been to @Bristol? Very similar.. oh and the MShed in Bristol great for inquisitive minds. 🙂

  11. says

    That photo of the boy playing labyrinth is just priceless! Love the bubbles one too and I'll bet the party was awesome. Hope this week has been good too (find out soon!). Sorry late commenting x

  12. says

    I love the photo of him playing the game, Leo loves his board games but often doesn't quite get the rules ( I think he chooses to ignore them as opposed to not understand them though) I must admit I do enjoy playing (some of them) with him!

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