Days 243 – 249 of Project 365

Days 243 - 249 of Project 365

243. Loomer Extraordinaire (The Boy absolutely loves making loom bands and decided to make one entirely on his own for me. I wore it all week apart from in school; the children can't wear them so it's not fair for me to.)

244. K'nex Begins (We bought The Boy a K'nex set several months ago and I've been avoiding starting it with him because it looked a bit scary. There was no avoiding it on Monday as he'd been begging, and those manuals are not easy to understand.)

245. Fast (Please excuse the motion blur, but that hoop and The Boy both move pretty fast! Also, it was taken on a camera phone and they take photos weirdly so moving objects never photograph well.)

246. First Day (The first day in our school together, he's doing so well and I'm so proud of him. It's also really wonderful having him on site, I can see the playground from my room so I can spot him at breaktimes and lunchtimes. On the first day a colleague nipped out to check on him of her own volition, but couldn't spot him. She ended up finding him in the lunch hall, the last child eating while the dinner ladies cleaned around him. However, the reception teacher was sat with him chatting away. My colleague let the dinner ladies know who he was, and funnily enough he's not been last since! Added to this, my colleague brought him out onto the playground and they waved up at me, so fabulous to see him so happy and smiley during the school day.)

247. Second Find (We've found a few conker trees that are ripe, they really are the best treasures for children; imagine no-one else ever having seen that conker ever.)

248. K'Nex Ends (We finished it! Good God it was hard work! Even though it had an age of 7+ on it, I still think it was a bit tricky but we did manage it in the end. Although this does mean yet another kit which has been made and now needs to be displayed.)

249. Enthralled (I bought The Boy an encyclopedia a few days ago and he is captivated by it, I love finding him reading it and discovering things about the world.)

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  1. says

    Great job with the K'Nex! Love seeing them so busy and concentrated working on projects like these… Miss 6 has been engulfed in lego friends for two weeks now! Significantly complicated by the fact that the pieces from 4 kits were all thrown into the same big box :-)
    Loving lego hand-me-downs from big cousin!

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      Ha! It makes it more fun to sift them all out ;-) I try to get The Boy to colour code the Lego pieces but, of course he's a child so is having none of it!

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      I think it's complicated too, I don't like the way they grey out the made bits in the diagrams, it confuses me.

  2. says

    really pleaaed that he has settled into his new school so well – the yellow really suits him! I spied one of those Knex packs the othet day and contemplate buying it, but with a little brother in tow pieces would be bounfd to go missing sadly!
    I LOVE the conker finding photo best, i love his happy face x

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      There are a *lot* of little pieces, and they don't give spares like with Lego unfortunately. I'm trying to spot a few more sets to put on his Christmas list.

  3. says

    Love the tongue poking out on the looming photo! Pure concentration there! The Knex toy looks good but difficult! We've not had that here yet! The boy looks fab in his school uniform and happy too :)

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      Well done to them for completing their ice bucket challenge, I seem to have escaped this, thank goodness. Thomas Land looks awesome, hope to take The Boy there one day.

  4. says

    Yes I know what you mean about K'NEX, it is fantastic but it does take some serious thinking about. Finding conkers already! That is impressive. I'm so glad that he has settled in so well at school, it is a worry when you move them.

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      It feels like they miss out steps in the instructions, I'm sat quite often trying to work out how they got from that point to where they want us to be! Thanks for your words about the school move.

  5. says

    Your boy sounds very much like mine – he loved Knex and still loves encyclopedias and non-fiction fact books. I'm pretty sure we had that knex set too – is it a big wheel? It really was tricky! Glad The Boy seems to be settling in well to school – fabulous news :)

  6. says

    It's that tongue of concentration again! Hope he had a fantastic first day of his new school and hope he settles in well. He really is a clever boy, KNex foils Isaac – he gets frustrated and leaves it!

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      It was very much a joint effort with me breaking down the steps in each diagram even more for him, I found the manual quite tricky.

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      And to think that just a couple of years ago, they had difficulty moving their arms around and picking things up! Amazes me how quickly they learn in the first five years.

  7. says

    How lovely that you're able to have little glimpses of The Boy throughout his school day, glad he's enjoying it.
    Love the conker pictures, I've spotted a fair few trees loaded with them and leaves are starting to fall – autumn is well and truly on its way.
    Well done with the K-Nex, toys like that scare me, I find them far too stressful! x

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      I've been looking up other K'nex sets too, trying to work out whether to buy a basic set of 'bits' or another kit.

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      Husband explained to me that they take a photo differently to a camera; they kind of take it from side to side whereas a camera freezes it all at the same time. Hence sometimes you get this ghosting image.

  8. says

    Great that he's enjoying school. Blimey that knex looks complicated.

    Love the conker photo – I know what you mean about treasures. N's still got his from last year!

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      We were more of a fiction family, very few non – fiction books in our house as children. I want to make sure that he has a full range available.

  9. says

    the knex is great fun, can be fiddly for little fingers and the diagrams are not the best, but the kids love them, Bob plays with ours regularly, he is happy to break it down and rebuild into something else, lego never gets broken down it stays made.
    I actually liked the hoop shot a lot, I love the movement on the hoop.
    That conker is a great find

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