Let me start by saying that my last month has been challenging, full (I hate using the word “busy” as everyone is actually busy), exciting, tiring and full of much-needed lessons. During the last month, you have learnt to read, danced your heart out to Gangnam Style regularly, and hosted your aunt Carla at Grandparents Day (or in our case, Special People Day, since we’re a bit short of grandparents who are able to attend these kinds of things).
This weekend was a wonderfully full and exciting one. Here’s a bit more about it, and what’s been up.
- We went to the Ben10 Space Journey party-event at Sci-Bono. I love going to Sci-Bono for anything, and we had a great time. In and among the Ben10 activations and science show, your first stop was the construction site, which has been your best since you were a toddler. There’s so much learning and fun at Sci-Bono, and it’s always wonderful seeing what you get up to each time.
- We went to the zoo for the Nickelodeon “Howl’oween” event. You dressed up in your fire suit, then your new doctor’s outfit, and the evening was filled with trick or treating, going on rides, a picnic (and some amazing bubbly for the grownups), relaxing, watching the shows and rugby, and more indulgence in more of the picnic.
- We also headed to Waterfall Estate for the POLO Pony Trials. Aside from the highlight of seeing some horseriding and jumping, the other one was you spotting a magnificent red velvet cake. See that happy face?
- I filled out your school registration forms for next year, and ordered your stationery and bigger uniform. I’m not sure how we got to this grade one point so swiftly. I mean, even though it was the 80s, I still remember my own first day of grade one so clearly, and here you are, about to create new grade one memories for us. You seem really chilled about next year, and I guess it might not be a huge transition in your head considering that not much will change, aside from a new class. I think this year’s move to a school with a uniform, and more rules and routine has perhaps eased the entry into grade one.
- I battled with New York nostalgia as it was the New York Marathon on Sunday. You were one when we were there, and the race and the long-awaited experience were among the best in my life. I feel what I imagine you must feel like when you’ve received one big awesome LEGO to build and have built. You loved experiencing it, and you know how fortunate you were to get it, but you still want more. That’s how I feel about New York Marathon – I had it, I long for it, and could do with some more.
This month, I foresee lots of work, events, the last of the wedding planning and hopefully getting a bit fitter and healthier (a wish/hope I have every month, but can’t seem to get a grip on).
Feature image via Gratisography
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