Careers Week!

Now we are all familiar with the title of this post and the basic idea of what takes place within such a week. Most would be forgiven to think I am talking about the subject being based in either senior school or college however in this instance I am talking about it in relation to a two year old.

Tuesday – Fireman

Leos nursery this week is having a careers week of sorts where they can dress up as what they want to be when they grow up. Now if you were to ask Oliver that as we did this week what he wants to be when he grows up, his answer as it has been for months is that he wants to be a Lorry Driver. When he answers, it is without a beat missed, he is asked and then answers without pause that’s what he wants to be.

Wednesday – Police Officer

I know for a fact that at such a young age Leo doesn’t have a clue what he wants to be when he grows up, however looking at his likes and dislikes now I can make assumptions however they are most likely to be wrong. The one thing that is good though is that this week is that this is going to be great fun for Leo, he loves dressing up as the numerous pictures on our Instagram page shows.

One thing I do know whatever my kids decide to do when they are old I both myself and Keighley will support them and make sure that what they do they love.

My Sunday Photo 17:07: Red Nose Day Fun! 

Now I know that Red Nose Day is two weeks away and that I am early having fun for it but the other day when we popped into Sainsbury’s we decided to treat the  boys to a Red Nose each and also help do our bit for the charity event. 

I remember treating Oliver to a Red Nose when he was younger and him having very little interest in it. 

However when the boys saw this years noses they both laughed and Leo immediately asked his Grandad what he had to do with it. Very soon both boys were running round the room and laughing their heads off at each other and especially Daddy when he tried it on. 

My Dad captured this shot of the boys and it perfectly captures the moment and the fun that they were having on that evening. 

The smiles on both their faces are plainly evident and so is the enjoyment they are having. 

I’m not sure what we are doing for Red Nose Day this year but I’m sure the boys will have a lot of fun, especially Oliver as he will be at nursery in the morning. 


My Sunday Photo 17:06 Dressing Up Chaos! 

Leo is mad for dressing up, he just loves it. Since a very early age when we have been round Nannys and Grandads house he has taken Grandads glasses and put them on and walked around with them. 

As you can see from the above Photo he still does it. Leo has slowly but surely over the last year due to Halloween and Christmas and also inheriting some from his brother has amassed quite a few dressing up costumes. Recently for his birthday he was bought more including a Peter Pan outfit that you can see the hat of in the above picture. 

Whilst spring cleaning this week I decided to make a special area for his costumes in the boys bedroom and he loved it. 

Leo’s reaction to the new dressing up corner!

Celebrating World Book Day

Today is World Book Day and like many families across the country, and in fact around the world, our family is celebrating it.

This morning Oliver got all dressed up as Finn McMissile from Cars 2 and was excited to show his friends his costume and to see their costumes as well.

I know from what his teachers have said that they have been looking at World Book Day this week at school and yesterday Oliver came home telling us all about how his class went on a bear hunt after reading the book. He loved the cartoon that was on TV over Christmas and loves the book as well.

In our house we love to read, Leo loves looking at pictures in the books and his favourites are the ‘That’s Not My…’ series and he frequently grabs them all off the shelf and sits there looking at the pictures and making up stories himself.

Every evening we try and make time to read a story before bed, its not an every day thing but it is something we enjoy doing as a family.

World Book Day is in its 20th Year of Celebrating authors, illustrators, books and of course reading. It has also been designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. I am glad that we have unrestricted to books either through bookshops or from the local library, when so many in the world don’t have that same access we are truly in a lucky position that we should use to help others in less fortunate.

Whatever you are doing for World Book Day we hope you enjoy it.