Saturday, 22 November 2014

My little star..

Since the beginning of term in Year 1, all Cassandra has really wanted, was to be awarded Star of the Week at school.

She's been in the running a few times, however this week her wish was granted when she won the award for "using her number practice at home to aid her school learning" (all the work we do at home does pay off)! and got to bring "Jack" the class mascot home for the week.  I do believe that Jack and Cassie will be having some adventures this week..

So proud of her :)


Goal Ball!

After 8 years of being at Blenheim Primary school and in his final year, Alexander finally got chosen to represent the school in a sporting event.... Goal ball!
I'd personally never heard of the game, but apparently, it was one of the highlights of the paralympic games...
Played with 3 people aside and with a ball with a bell inside, the aim of the game is to score a goal, however all players are blindfolded, so have to rely on their sound senses... 

 Blenheim did really well and came 3rd!!!!
 Way to go Team Blenheim - so proud of you Alex!!!!



After a good few years of teh kids (well, mainly Alex) asking if we could have a kitten, Lee and I finally gave in and went to a couple of Cats Protection re-homing days.  
We weren't lucky enough to find our little addition, but after a few phone calls to Basildon branch, we ventured over to Romford the other weekend to see a fosterer.
 She had about 8 kittens we could choose from and whilst we were originally only going for one cat - namely a little boy called Alfie, the family decision was made to go for the sisters - Adele and Luli.
 Re-named Toys and Elsa (wonder who named that one - not) they are darling little things..
Although very mischievous, these little girls have settled in very well and are very playful. The kids have on the whole been very good with them too.

Happy days x


Run, run run, as fast as you can!

Nicholas was rather chuffed to be chosen to represent the school in Year 4 Cross country the other week...
He is one fast lad, he was literally pipped at the post for first place in school try outs, but despite his best efforts wasn't near the front few at Borough.
 He did brilliantly though in very cold weather over at Garons
 I was sooooooooooooo proud of him...

He ran his little heart out and was in a bit of pain afterwards, but was chuffed to bits that although he wasn't first, he wasn't last either and made it round the course!

Way to go little man x


Family night Out...

A few weeks ago, Lee and I took the kids down to the seafront to see the free fireworks that go on during the month of November.

We first went for dinner at Neptunes restaurant which brought back memories for me as I used to work there on a weekend as a teenager!

We then went over to Adventure island for a few hours to have fun on the rides in the dark and to see all the pretty lights!

  Just had to be done!!
 The Big Wheel,
 The roller coasters and plenty of other rides were fun for the kids.
 Hot chocolate was a must..
 As were hot donuts..
 A session in the arcades on the 2p machines saw all the kids win a keyring - LOL!
A ride on Daddy's shoulders before the big bang had cassie keeping Lee's ears warm as he'd forgotten his hat!

Lee was trying out his new birthday pressie - his camera and I was most impressed with the firework shots..


Hole in One?

Well Alexander is trying his hand at a different sport, this time golf!  Courtesy of John who got hold of a set of golf clubs for him, Alex, Lee and John went for their first session at the driving range at the beginning of November...
 This is going to take some practice..
 And some patience...

 But he seemed to enjoy himself!
Even Lee had a go!


Saturday, 1 November 2014

Spooooooky time!

Last year we all went to Barleylands, this year we went to Marsh Farm for halloween fun..
 The whole place was brilliantly decorated with ghosts and ghouls and skeletons all around..

 It seemed a little strange to be all dressed up from mid day, but we got into the spirit of things..
As well as the usual events and activities going on, the kids could take part is spooky crafts, enter the halloween treasure hunt, and bet on the goat grand national!
carve pumpkins (the queues were a tad long, so just took ours home to do).
 Mum got a new t-shirt this year!!
We even bumped into some friends, Cassie was really pleased as Jacob is her "boyfriend"!
 The twilight events started late afternoon and Alex got chosen to help out on stage with Jimbo
The Monster ball was such a laugh

 And the kids all had a great time!  Highly recommended.