This Week: Decorating!
This week has been a really hectic week. Oliver has started in reception at school and Leo has started back at Nursery, we’ve also had or have appointments left, right and centre this week and I am starting a course this evening studying BSL (British Sign Language).
However on top of all this we have decided that this is a fantastic week to decorate our front room. To be fair it has been in the process of one DIY project (posts to follow) or another for around 18 months now and with the baby due in just over a month I have become aware that we need a decent room in which to live in with a new born baby.
We have spent the last few months constructing a fake chimney breast and then struggling to decide on a colour that we found worked with the room. We decided on this about a month ago and have had the paint sitting in the corner of the room ever since.
Personally I do enjoy painting and everything that goes with that probably because you can see your progress and then the difference once its completed, however due to the fake chimney breast we built its been a challenge to paint due to the nature of its design, it is looking good though even if I do say so myself.
One highlight I had whilst painting was coming across a drawing Oliver had done on the wall when he was around 2. I can still remember the day that he did it and that when asked he told us that it was a car. Loved coming across it behind a piece of furniture.
This past week in our house the word has most definitely been Disney.
As we prepare for our trip to Disneyland Paris we have obviously been saying Disney a lot. We had a reveal of our trip in the Disneystore recently where Oliver found out that we were going and he went nuts, he is so excited it's amazing and stressful all rolled into one.
Disney has become very much a way of life in our household recently with the build up so it's not surprising we've reached a point where it is the most said word in our household. If I'm honest I am loving it a bit as I am a huge Disney fan anyway and will quite happily dig out the same Christmas DVDs year after year so the fact that the boys are now getting into it as well is great.
This weeks word of the week in our household is most definitely without a doubt Summer. Whether that be in the context of Summer holiday, Summer days or Summer School it is certainly getting more then its fair share of air time in our house.
Now I am fully aware that we are well into that time of year and that Summer will get mentioned a lot especially when we have two children breaking up for their summer holidays but it does seem to be mentioned a lot more then it should be.
Photos from a recent Summer Evening Seafront walk
Oliver recently finished at his pre-prep school and therefore has ten weeks for a summer holiday before he starts in reception at his new school and also Keighley has also finished work until September, so they have nice long summer holidays and that’s probably one of the reasons why I’ve had enough of the word summer, but that is hardly their fault .
I think the main reason why I am so fed up of the word summer is because I really am not a summer person, I am a winter person. Don’t get me wrong I love being able to walk along the seafront on those long summer evenings and also the fact that everything is in bloom and colourful, its just that I prefer the winter and everything that entails. the chance of snow and also the dreaded C word that everyone hates, but I love it always have a always will.
So Summer is the word of the week in our house, what’s yours?
Welcome to a (hopefully) weekly piece that we will be doing called ‘Word of the Week Wednesday’.
It is an idea that I’ve borrowed from Alan of OMG it’s A Girl and tweaked a bit to having it run on a Wednesday.
This weeks word is NO!
That’s right NO!
It seems to have become a firm favourite in our house with both Oliver and Leo especially Leo.
It seems that No rears it’s head almost constantly through the day in one form or another and it is driving me round the bend.
I know that all kids go through that No stage but this seems to be going on for forever. I’m hoping that No as a popular word heads for the exit sometime soon even though it will probably be replaced with another word that’s just as annoying, but then that’s the fun of kids and them learning to talk.