2gb less photos in 2011 than in 2010.
I know why, but it is still a surprise. Some whole months skipped without a single photo taken, though admittedly there were months this year in which it was hard to find the joy. Still we had some happy times, both with and without Dad, but I for one cannot wait to see the end of 2011. I was a bit loathe to use the first song in case I jinxed us. What if the Dog Days are not over? Surely they have to be, it seems like year after year has been getting harder, but I feel things are definitely on the upswing!
Have an awesome New Year everyone!
Love from Us xx
Gluten and processed carbs in general do not work for me, my fat gets fatter when I eat them. But this on the other hand….. Perfection.
Last week as I sat at the side of the pool, Ethan’s swim instructor ejected all the kids from the pool to watch Ethan swim 25m of PERFECT breaststroke. I was proud. Until I realised that he had no business being in this class anymore and had been overlooked for advancement more than once. ETHAN OVERLOOKED!?! I don’t know this was possible or how I let this happen (I’ll blame Words With Friends) but the day had finally come when someone (ie TYLER Swim Instructor) had failed to notice Amazing Ethan. Of course I could not let this rest, after a brief discussion it was decided that Ethan would be assessed the following week. I put this down to one thing. Speed. The boy is built like a baby buffalo, whom I can imagine are not that aerodynamic whilst swimming laps. He is not the fastest kid in the stroke class but he has the endurance of an Ethiopian. Kid can swim and swim and swim with perfect technique.
Anywho, fast forward a week and Ethan is preparing to go to Nana’s for the day when I remind him he has swimming in the afternoon (which he will not miss because that shit costs money);
- Instant tears
- “My holiday’s RUINED”
- “I’m MOVING IN WITH NANA”
- “I’ll be there at least until next Wednesday MAYBE LONGER!!!”
- “I am SO angry”
- “I’m packing my bags” (which he did, he packed 2 sets of clothes and jammies – obviously enough for a week away – MAYBE LONGER.
It’s very quiet here.
Ethan begins his new class next year : )
It was sunny today! Gasp.
I am crazy about hydrangeas this season, luckily for me there is a serious bounty of them a few doors up from us.
I’ve had this guy around for 7 years now but not a day goes by when I don’t look at that face, those big blue eyes and those messy curls and want to just smother him in kisses. Being a mum is the most awesome job in the world.