On Monday, Matt and I had an appointment with Noah's teacher to discuss how our little ray of sunshine was getting on at this point in year one. As always, we came away so very happy and full of smiles. Our little man is still so well behaved, polite and charismatic. He has a lovely group of friends and considered a very independent little boy in his class. Not that it is the thing that matters most to me but he is storming the curriculum and is excelling in all areas. It's no secret that I have always encouraged reading and a love of books and it is nice to know, that hasn't gone unnoticed and Noah is a true bookworm just like his Mummy. We were also told that in true 'boy' fashion, Noah is very fond of work with a right or wrong answer. Apparently, he flies through those. We enjoyed looking over his workbooks and found it so very interesting how far he has come on since September- it really is quite crazy. Noah's school career already feels like it is going so quickly. Anyway, as always we were incredibly positive when we came away from the meeting... and SUPER proud of our little dude.
My Dress Came.
Yay! If any of you watched this Vlog 'Panic, Play & A Lazy Sunday'... you will know that I had a bit of a nightmare on Sunday with my ASOS order. On Saturday, my Niece is getting married and in true form, I waited right until the last minute to sort out my own outfit. There was a bit of mayhem and further to that day, on the Monday, my dress disappeared from Online almost in front of my eyes. So, I searched again, in slight distress and found a beautiful dress which was actually better than any others that I had chosen. Well, it came, it fits perfectly and armed with my clutch and some killer heels (seriously, they will kill me... they are so high!)... I am going to be one happy wedding guest. I love my outfit now and don't need to think about it again until Saturday.
Ellenah came in to work with me yesterday morning and was obviously so tired because she curled up in a little ball, snuggled in to my arms and drifted of in to The Land of Nod... for an hour. This just doesn't happen any more and it felt so nice. I kept looking down at her beautiful but squished face and thought to myself and out loud a few times 'Argh, I just really love her'....
After I finished my morning shift at work, Ellenah and I went off to the swimming pool for a couple of hours and we had such a wonderful time. The baby pool was empty so we took full advantage of the space. While Els bobbed around, I swam around and got a little exercise for myself. We played mermaids, sharks and sea monsters and Els went down the slide for the first time. She thoroughly enjoyed slicing through the water as she splashed down at the bottom. It was nice to have some good, quality time with my little time, away from chores and to-do lists. We have now made a date with each other to do it more often.
As you may know, Noah is now in the gymnastics squad in Faversham and over the next couple of months he will be taking part in his first competitions for his club. Noah has been doing gymnastics since he was two and a half, so it is lovely to watch him grow with the sport and to see him progress. He did so well this week in training and I am looking forward to watching him in his competitions...even though it means he has to give up a little bit of his Easter holidays for extra training... #teamnoah
As you read this, one of my best friends hasn't long arrived for a visit. We are going to see Usher at The O2 in London tomorrow and we honestly can not wait. My friend Laura lives a couple of hours away and so it is always so exciting when we get to see each other. We met at a training course in Brighton around eight years ago I think and instantly clicked over talk of exploring the nightlife while we were there. Alone in our mission, we had THE BEST time and have been firm friends ever since. Obviously, over time our lives have changed. She is a firm career girl and has worked her way up within the same company over time and I am self employed with a family. Nowadays, it is not so often that we have time, just us two, to simply be girls and let our hair down away from our responsibilities. We hardly ever get the time to get lost in a conversation without me having to dash off and attend to the children, her going back from her break or me again, having to whip up a dinner in mega quick time. I am really looking forward to her visit and our day out in London on Thursday. SUPER.MEGA.EXCITED....Eeeeeek.
Anyways, I hope you are having an amazing week too. Have you been up to anything good? Do you have anything lovely planned for the weekend. Let me know!!!
Squeezes & Smiles
x Maria x
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