Monday, 31 October 2016

Busy week (43)

For the past two months Finn has been completely obsessed with Lego (the little ones, not the Duplo anymore). He has a few sets and plays with them all day every day. Trying to extend Lego play to other learning areas I suggested that we take photos of his builds and make a book. He was so enthusiastic that he took the pen from my hand as I got ready to take dictation for the captions/descriptions and wrote them himself! I didn't know he had the stamina to write more than one or two letters at a time, he surprised me! He is so proud he has been showing off his book to friends and family.

He decided to make gingerbread men without a recipe... sorry Finn but we can call that one a total failure!

His Lego creations are so well thought-out. Always symmetrical.

Listening to a meditation after a fun yoga session.

Finn loves having his little brother next to him while he plays and Noah looks fascinated.

We've been reading a lot of Enid Blyton. "The adventures of the wishing-chair" is much loved. As you can see, we get reading requests first thing in the morning.

More Lego play and mobile watching.

Some brotherly time...

More brotherly time, more Lego...

We took a friend's dog for a walk.

Played in the leaves at the Botanic Gardens.

And picked up some litter at our local park.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Busy week (34)

I usually post on Sundays photos of that week and I intend to continue doing that. However, I have missed a few weeks due to our new baby being born and I just found photos that were taken just before his birth that I hadn't yet posted. So today I'm going to go back and reminisce about life with one child!

Finn isn't really into sea life anymore, at least not at the level he was at at the start of the year. but he really enjoyed reading this book together and especially looking up some related videos on the Usborne website. Some Usborne books are "internet-linked" and offer a great source of media. You can print most of the illustrations from the book and that's what we did as Finn wanted to make a collage.   

Finn likes to randomly decide that it is one of our birthdays. On the day this picture was taken he had declared that it was daddy's birthday and we were going to prepare a surprise. He made about ten paintings for his dad! 

He said: "I think it's going to rain." So he sat outside to wait for it.

Cutting up socks to help me with a sewing project: Upcycled cloth sponges. He was extremely focused and did this work for over an hour.

My mum came to stay with us for a week when the baby was due. She missed the birth as Noah came a week after his due date but we got to spend some lovely moments together. 

Two hours of sand and water fun at a park in Oxford.

We went to a board game café (Thirsty Meeples for our local friends).

Of course, Finn's favourite was a silly monster game!

Sunday, 23 October 2016


... our new little love, Noah Zéphyr!

Born peacefully at home at the start of September, we could not live without him now!

Both children are doing very well and Finn is an amazing big brother.

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