Sunday, March 01, 2015

Random ramblings...

Well, for once, I don't have any pictures to share - don't know why, I just haven't taken many lately. Must remedy that ASAP!
Thought I'd write a quick update, but now I'm here, I haven't really got much news...
All is well here. Charlie is much better than he was last weekend - he really was quite poorly, with a terrible cough and no appetite (I KNEW we shouldn't have gone to the opera last Friday...) and we came close to going to the out of hours GP last Saturday night, but he turned a bit of a corner on Sunday, and after an extra day off school on Monday is much better now. He's still coughing a bit but is eating properly again now, and is pretty much back to his normal self. Phew.
Rosie has had a bit of a cough too, but she's ok in herself, and is so funny and so grown up these days.
She is still loving playschool, and is always so excited when it's a 'Little School' day. Still can't believe she'll be going every morning in September.
She seems to be pretty arty and creative and is forever drawing and sticking and cutting. She's forever drawing people and houses, and writes her name beautifully, along with quite a few other letters. She loves playing games too - particularly 'The Orchard Game' and the 'Shopping List' game. She's quite partial to snakes and ladders too, but that one takes far too long for my liking!
She also seems to be pretty musical - she sings all the time, and (although I'm no expert) seems to be able to carry a tune pretty well for someone who's only three.
Charlie's been learning some of the songs from The Addams Family at his theatre class and Rose has got several of the songs totally memorised, which entertains us no end, particularly when she throws in some of the actions too. I really must record her version of some of the big numbers...
Tomorrow is a big day for Charlie - we should get an email telling us which secondary school he'll be going to in September. Eek. It feels a bit daunting really - big changes ahead for Charlie-Boy. I still can't get my head around the fact that he'll be 12 in November. We're pretty hopeful that he'll get into the school we want for him, but you never know... So watch this space!
He has to wear a Welsh rugby shirt to school tomorrow for a belated St David's Day celebration.
He's always a bit grudging when it comes to St David's Day (who, for those of you not in the know, is the patron saint of Wales) because Charlie was born in Birmingham, and is very proud of his town of birth and is resolutely English! And when it comes to rugby, he's a stalwart supporter of the New Zealand All Blacks! (My Aunty Betty lives in Christchurch over there, and keeps him supplied with all the merchandise! She even wrote to the team about him, who sent him a fab letter and a photo last week!)
But he's making the most of having a non-uniform day tomorrow, and apparently they do 'fun stuff' on St David's Day so it won't be too bad!
He's also got a school trip this week - his class have been studying World War Two, so they're off to an air museum in Somerset, which he's looking forward to.
Anyway, it's getting late and I have an early start tomorrow, so I think I'll sign off for now and hit the hay. I'll try to get a few new pics for the next post!

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1 comment:

Ann Fisher said...

I can't believe it's nearly 5 years since Charlie's fontan either!