Monday, October 20, 2008

October 20, 2008

Hi everyone, sorry for the slight hiatus in blogging, life has been very busy of late and this is just a brief update to let you know that we haven't disappeared off the face of the planet!
Charlie's still doing very well, although he's counting the days until half-term now! He's still loving school, but I think he's looking forward to not having to get up in the mornings and just to be able to play a bit. Plus, he's counting the days until his first ever solo sleepover at Nanny and Grandpa's house! He's been itching to stay with them for ages - although Pete and I are pretty scared at the prospect of being without him all night long! Even though he sleeps right through the night, we like to know he's just down the hall! (Isn't it supposed to be the kids homesick for the parents, not the other way round? Heaven help us when he leaves home!) He's already planning the 'essentials' he needs to take with him... I'm thinking I'd better warn my parents to start building an extension right now.
It's parents' evening tomorrow at the school, so I get to hear what the teachers really think of him! Unfortunately Pete won't be able to come, as he has started a new job which means he's away in Halifax one night a week, and it just happens to be tomorrow! He'll be working from home all the other days though, which is a fair trade. Consequently we spent the weekend stripping the wallpaper off the room known as 'the study', although up to now it's been more of a junk room! The wallpaper was here when we moved in seven years ago, so a makeover was more than overdue. Charlie was very keen to help with pulling the paper off the wall, but he surprised both of us by sticking to the job ALL weekend. We were all in there, and he was happily plodding on, wallpaper scraper and spray bottle in hand. He stripped nearly a whole wall all by himself, and did a really good job.
Anyway it's late, so I must away. Pete has to leave at 5am tomorrow for the four-hour drive north, so I'd better get some sleep!
Will write a proper post soon and try to remember to take a few new pics!

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