The boys and I went to my parent's for the weekend. We had a great time. Harry is a lot of fun at the moment as he is doing the odd toddle here and there. He is climbing ALL the time, and his new party trick is to get on the tv!!! He has fallen down the back of the tv, getting trapped upside down, but it still doesn't stop him.... part boy part mountain goat!!!
Oliver has been surprisingly good of late too, although we are a little worried about him at the moment as he seems to get very anxious about the smallest of things. He is quite a sensitive little soul, and is struggling with some of the routines/sanctions at school. He can't understand why he doesn't get 'happy lion' stickers when he is good and does his work, so then he gets upset that his work isn't any good, which starts the finger picking, shaking, nail biting and crying. try explaining to a four year old that the teacher can't give awards to everyone all of the time... it's not easy.
We have now started our own award system at home especially for Oliver. Each time he gets his words right or gets a happy face in his planner we put a well done stamp on his chart. 5 stamps means he gets a bag of gogos crazy bones. We'll see if it helps to boost his confidence... any one with any better idea please let me know... it's awful to see someone so young getting so anxious.
Talking of crazy bones, I did this LO last night based on a sketch by Jems over at Scrapbook Star. This is the first LO I have done for a while... glandular fever is a killer of creativity:(
It was so easy to choose papers to match, as the toys come in so many bright colours and patterns... anything goes. I have put a post over at UKS to see if anyone with collectors in their family has any swapsies... let me know if you want to swap any... 80 to collect and in 5 different colour ways... it could be a very expensive and long road to a complete set!!!
Over at HS:MS the prompt for today is yellow. This photo is a total cheat as it was taken last year at Eureka. It is Oliver in a yellow hoody climbing in a yellow honeycomb... not a great pic, but as the camera is packed up ready to be posted back to Pentax... again, it's the best I can muster today.