The week and a bit that was

They say the older you get the quicker time passes. And how right they are. Now I’m three I can’t keep pace with the days!

So, the last few days have been uber hectic. Not only have I managed to build the worlds best train track in my bedroom

But I have been here, there and everywhere!

On Sunday we went to London to stay at kitt’s grandparents house in order to celebrate godfather Mark’s  birthday. He had a big party which was great as there were loads of children for me to play with from titchy ones through to my god brother Rory who is now almost 11. Plus the basement is full of stuff that is fun to play with!

We stayed the night and then on Monday took a trip to the museums in south ken. We started with the science museum as Inigo and I really enjoy the interactive displays – particularly the water shoots.

However, I really wanted to see a dinosaur as I had been reading about them in one of my story books about museums so we ambled across to the natural history museum. We saw a real life Tyrannosaurus rex which roared and moved And scared lots if the little girls at the museum (but not me!)

We also saw loads of dinosaur skeletons (a skeleton can apparently be found inside of all of us – not just dinosaurs. I’m not sure I really understand this).

The Big D and I also went up the massive escalator into the earth’s core. Inigo couldn’t come as he was in his pushchair so the Big M stayed with him. The escalator took us to an exhibition about the solar system. We learnt that the planet Saturn would float in water due to its low density – this was very pertinent as I am learning about the planets at school.

We then drove to Rashleigh to stay the night as on Tuesday Inigo had a couple of appointments at Great Ormond Street hospital.

I was a very good big brother and accompanied him to these for moral support. Everything we found out from the doctors  was very positive…. and more importantly the hospital’s toys were of the highest calibar!

The Big D then drove us home and the Big M stayed in town for work.

I went back to school on Wednesday and baked scones at forest school. I was praised for my cookery skills – I did mention that I try to bake a minimum of once a week at home, so am well versed.

On Friday the Big D went to London for the day and  Inigo’s friend Zephyr came to play with us, then on Saturday I went to one of my school friend’s birthday party. It was magic themed snx I saw a magician. I was also given my own magic wand as well as my urn body weight it sweeties! Hooray! .

I also won a round of pass the parcel and musical bumps. I’ve decide I rather like parties as I got to do loads of dancing.

And then just like that it was Monday again and time for school!

My wow moment 

I was awarded my first ever certificate today – for settling well into school.

It was given to me in assembly in front of the whole school and I had to go up and receive it and shake hands. Everyone clapped. I was a little bemused at first but then rather enjoyed all the attention!

Well done me!

A field trip to Exeter 

We went on a field trip to Exeter by train today. Inigo and I both love trains.

It was jolly cold in Exeter so we tried to do indoor things. We were going to look round the cathedral until we discovered how exorbitant the entrance fee was so instead we had a brisk walk around the outside. We then hot footed it to The Prince  Albert Memorial Museum which was not only free but really good. We saw lots of taxidermy animals including Gerald the giraffe, an elephant, a moose, a polar bear, a tiger and many other beasts all shot by a cad named Charles Peel – except the tiger which was killed by George v in Nepal. The museum was a completely diverse mix of attracts but really interesting. One of my favourite bits was the Ghanaian xylophone

I hammered out rather a good tune.

Even better there were also trains!!! Hooray

After tearing ourselves away from the trains we went for lunch at Wagamama where we ate noodley doodles, yummy chicken, duck gyoza, veggie dumplings and butterfly prawns and drank flowering tea and super juices. I liked it there. Inigo sat in a high chair attached to the table and got stuck!

After lunch a quick stroll to the castle and then back to the train.

All in all a lovely, albeit freezing, day!

10 months, 1 week and a day

Today Inigo is the same age as I was when we moved to Moorlands – 10 months, 1 week and a day.

Here is a photo of me packing the car in London 2 and a bit years ago

And here is a pic of Inigo today

Happy 10 months, 1 week and a day day!

A whittling we will go

Today is Forest School day where I get to don my blue boiler suit and head outside to the woods.

I learnt how to whittle wood. I used a vegetable peeler to whittle a stick in order to make a knife.

Next week an entire canteen of cutlery!

Inigo’s busy day

Inigo has started nursery. He goes to one in the village run by a lovely lady called Charlotte.

Inigo looked very smart for his first day – he wanted to dress to impress!

He had a very busy day.

First he sang some songs with his new friends. Then he went for a walk. He went to the cafe for some freshly baked bread and then to see some sheep behind the church. He also helped post some letters, whilst also squeezing in time for a quick snooze.

After lunch he had another nap and then woke up for story time.

I went to collect him on my way back from school. He was really enjoying himself playing with all the toys.

Well done Inigo!

New starts!

Happy New Year!!!

Apologies for my silence but after a very hectic Christmas and 26 people staying for New Year we’ve hardly had time to draw breath. Hopefully I’ll catch up over the next few days.

In the meantime today was my first day of school.

Here I am leaving the house in my big boy uniform…