Drone lady has joined today to go with yesterday’s helicopter. taken Dec 18, 2017 @ 17:57
Today in snowboard boy is joined by chainsaw man taken Dec 20, 2017 @ 08:16
Snowboard boy admiring the angel who has appeared in taken Dec 21, 2017 @ 08:09
Drone lady now has a powered snowmobile to get around Snowboard boy is impressed…. taken Dec 22, 2017 @ 08:00
Well that is cake iced – T admitted last night he preferred royal icing so that is what we have. Now to let it dry then it can be finished if I can find stuff for top …. taken Dec 22, 2017 @ 11:00
Running Sqk – out for a walk on first day of his holiday. No chance of wearing him out but he is pretending Henry-dog is with us taken Dec 22, 2017 @ 12:25
Nails done for first time in a year taken Dec 22, 2017 @ 22:38
Snowboard boy getting excited in by the arrival of a sleigh but where is the big man himself? taken Dec 23, 2017 @ 08:32
Lily & Sqk are finally making friends it seems…. taken Dec 23, 2017 @ 13:11
Hear rustling behind me as wrapping presents. Look to see Lily happily ensconce herself in bag I used to get presents to dining room floor taken Dec 23, 2017 @ 14:33
The big man has arrived in to the delight of snowboard boy. taken Dec 24, 2017 @ 09:17
One very content Lily-cat….. taken Dec 24, 2017 @ 22:33
One happy Sqk this morning – snowman building later he tells me…. taken Dec 29, 2017 @ 08:54
Fire-bathing Lily-cat…. taken Dec 31, 2017 @ 22:30
Somewhat late as we are 2 weeks in but life is life at moment. This year is shaping up to be interesting as we have made the decision to move close to where I now work which is next city over. Walking distance is what we are hoping for as will bring many benefits to all three of us. T & I will get more time with Sqk and we are hoping to reduce the childcare needs down to 4 days in holidays and 3 after school sessions a week. Big difference from 4 before & after school as we are at moment. Our house should be going on market very early Feb after we have had the lounge re-papered & painted along with bathroom so we have it looking good for photos. Mum & I do not know how long current paintable wallpaper has been on but was on when they moved into house in March 1997….
I have opened up communication with two schools close to campus and am hopeful over our preferred one as had contact from SENCO directly. This is a school that attended AdoptionUK conference in November and specifically mentions attachment in pupil premium document. Hoping to visit it soon and if I get a good impression and indication they will accept Sqk to submit in year transfer form with aim of Sqk starting in September. Even if we haven’t moved I work so close we can manage…. prefer to avoid move early in new school year due to my own issues with that.
We are looking at houses and have a viewing arranged at one in a fortnight – yes early but really to look at space as often one on market so gives us idea of whether that style will work or not. Hoping it will as about 5 minutes walk from my office – I have been taking a lot of lunchtime walks as part of the #AdoptionFitClub on Twitter which seem to have been exploring area round the campus.
I am typing this laid in bed in our caravan which is on a early seasonal pitch which is about 45 minutes from T’s work. Doing lots of stays in it here and in its next seasonal pitch to get Sqk secure in the new caravan before we up end his secure home base. We are dealing with on/off wobbles over moving which we expected and are coping with. Still waiting to see if LA are going to assess for an EHCP but as SENCO said yesterday 6 weeks tends to be ignored so although request went in 6 weeks ago could be a wait yet. One thing I will discuss in visiting the potential new school as well…..
So 2018 starts with us in one place with Sqk at one school and will hopefully end (if our house sells) with us in another place entirely. I know this is the right decision for so many reasons but I do have a real connection to our house and indeed the town (with village mentality) where I have lived for the majority of last 26 years. Even when I spent 3 years in my first house in other side of city I came back regularly to see my parents. Will miss the closeness of family when we move – my parents now live ain’t the same place and both my siblings are local as well. We are only moving 10 miles but still….
Playing with first item out of Lego City calendar taken Dec 01, 2017 @ 08:55
Happy Sqk this morning…. first item out of is a train….. taken Dec 01, 2017 @ 08:56
Skating boy joins the party in taken Dec 02, 2017 @ 09:44
It appears that my advent calendar has a new feature… taken Dec 02, 2017 @ 10:18
Looking like Christmas is coming …. taken Dec 02, 2017 @ 20:07
Snowboard boy warming up by the fire in taken Dec 03, 2017 @ 09:10
Snowboard not entirely sure what to make of yesterday’s …. taken Dec 05, 2017 @ 16:15
Snowboard boy admiring his gingerbread house taken Dec 05, 2017 @ 17:53
Snowboard boy wandering about latest addition to Seems a bit small to him …. taken Dec 06, 2017 @ 20:58
Snowboard boy admiring the new sled in taken Dec 07, 2017 @ 08:12
Snowboard is happy as pizza Granny has arrived in taken Dec 08, 2017 @ 20:21
Snowboard boy & pizza Granny discussing today’s addition to taken Dec 09, 2017 @ 12:06
Snowboard boy & pizza Granny admire the latest drone to land in taken Dec 10, 2017 @ 12:45
Snowboard boy showing pizza Granny the snowman he has built in taken Dec 11, 2017 @ 17:49
View out of the office window this morning. No snow but it is cold ….. taken Dec 12, 2017 @ 07:59
Pizza Granny has definitely decided the mug of festive drink is for her not snowboard boy taken Dec 12, 2017 @ 18:17
Yesterday (busy day for us) in skiing Mummy arrived for snowboard boy taken Dec 14, 2017 @ 08:25
Snowboard boy is not sure what has arrived in – a boat maybe? taken Dec 14, 2017 @ 08:26
Today snowboard boy is pleased with his toy fire truck in taken Dec 15, 2017 @ 08:22
Today in Snowboard boy is Happy with his toy car. taken Dec 16, 2017 @ 13:35
Snowboard boy not entirely sure about the helicopter addition to today … taken Dec 17, 2017 @ 16:19
Sat in his Njnja costume…. with a sweetie from our bucket taken Oct 31, 2017 @ 18:08
One Lily trying to work out how to get at cat flap (also locked)… taken Nov 03, 2017 @ 19:45
Glad these two were in when we got home – getting distressed by fireworks at Rugby Club. Thanks to Mum who came round and shut cat flap for us taken Nov 04, 2017 @ 20:03
Approaching campus – I love my work location taken Nov 10, 2017 @ 08:06
Two fire bathing – Lily & Sqk taken Nov 11, 2017 @ 19:56
Need both of these …. been a good week in the end…. taken Nov 17, 2017 @ 18:54
My current view from my bath….. Lily is an odd cat 🙂 taken Nov 19, 2017 @ 16:56
Getting Toothless from where cleaners left him…. taken Sep 26, 2017 @ 18:50
Unexpectedly last night in this caravan. DH done 120 mile round trip to get his car as A1 closed next weekend so easier to take to back to storage tmrw and then over to trade in next Sat. taken Oct 07, 2017 @ 20:37
All hooked and ready to depart after our last night in her…. new bigger caravan next weekend taken Oct 08, 2017 @ 11:45
My current view – sat on floor with Sqk watching the washing machine which is on cleaning cycle taken Oct 10, 2017 @ 17:50
I love working through documentation for validation events – said no academic in my experience:) At least I am at home and have my comfortable computer setup. taken Oct 13, 2017 @ 12:12
Four years ago at this time we were sat on our settee with my camera on its tripod taking our first photos as a family having picked Sqk up from his foster carer’s house at around 9.30am. Following 12 bizarre days as we went through Introductions we brought home a little boy who was to become our son. Now the little toddler is a happy confident year 2 school boy – although he reverts to baby at times. Particularly as his childminder (of nearly 3 years) in August started looking after two babies. Continue reading “4th Family birthday”
- We had just met you …. now it feels like you have been with us forever
- You made a beeline for Daddy …. now ‘Mamma is best Mamma’
- We were strangers to each other ….. now you are claiming us all the time.
- We knew little about your likes & dislikes …. now we know you love trains and much more.
- You talked lots but mainly were not understandable … now you still talk lots but now are understandable unless you are being a baby.
- You had little imagination in your play …. now you join together stories from everywhere and can make all sorts of things come alive.
- You were an active 2 year old …. now you are an active 6 year old.
- You wouldn’t look much at books …. now you love reading & being read to.
- You had few friends …. now most of your class want to be your playtime buddy.
- You loved looking at photos of you …. this hasn’t changed much at all…
4 years ago today we met Sqk for the first time having read about him, and talked about him with various people. He is very much our son now even with all his issues which are minor in adoption terms. I cannot imagine life without him and he has brought so much joy to our life.
Writing practice … first time he has wanted to all holiday…. taken Sep 01, 2017 @ 13:30
Well we have just purchased new caravan – T having passed extra license a fortnight ago. Pick up in 5 weeks… same dealer as we brought from 3 years ago… taken Sep 03, 2017 @ 13:23
My current view …. someone hungry it appears…. taken Sep 16, 2017 @ 09:53
Fire bathing cat … taken Sep 23, 2017 @ 20:54
So proud of Sqk- getting this at end of week 3. Good listening 🙂 taken Sep 23, 2017 @ 21:22
One Happy Lily-Cat …. taken Sep 23, 2017 @ 21:44