So proud of the little buggers πŸ˜Š

So proud of the little buggers, I am 😊😊

Today, school held a celebration assembly, and my little fish Tom got this!

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Not only has he been put up a year at school (he’s one of the youngest in year 4) but he’s also the only one of mine who has never really had a proper swimming lesson. One day he just jumped in, and kinda swam, and he’s never looked back. It’s a style of his own (it involves a lot of splashing and deep breaths) but the spawny little hero managed to get 1st place in the year 4 boys freestyle ❀πŸ’ͺ

Proud doesn’t come close! He’s a right chip off the old block. 😊 While watching him I was overcome with an urge to jump in and show the teachers where he got the skills from πŸ˜‚ but I refrained.

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We’ve also had our top three boy’s Learning ConferencesΒ  (parents evenings) and Fred has been doing awesomely at spelling, Joe has a reading age well above age 10, and Tom’s classmates voted his top area of strength to be his good looking-ness πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

Again, he must take after me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

These boys are rocking NZ. 😎

Sid’s meeting is next week, but the smart little shit is already counting up to 60 and reading well, so I know he’s doing ok ❀ (Not only that, his knowledge of how to useΒ  our technology is way better than his Ma πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†)

Joe and Tom had their footie trials, and Joe has been selected for the 10th gradeΒ  Papamoa Premier training squad.. first tournament is at the end of April, can’t wait! Still waiting to hear about Tom, fingers crossed 😊

Easter passed by in a blur of wine and chocolate (I think I remembered which one of those to give the kids) and we had a great time with friends who came down from Auckland.. then Monday was spent lapping up the last of the amazing Autumn weather on the beach.

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(That’s Sid mid-sneeze πŸ˜…)

I also discovered a bonus to having a son who dislikes new shoes (well, who doesn’t like anything new really) – the offending items become MINE. Hello new trainers 😎

(There’s a little silver lining to the ASD πŸ˜‰)

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I can only hope that they don’t overtake me too soon on the shoe sizesΒ  πŸ™‚

The weather has been amazing still.. for being Autumn we’ve been very spoilt. However I’m starting to panic as by Thursday the temperature is due to drop to a chilly 17 degrees. May have to crack out the long jeans πŸ˜‰

Next week Tom is off for his first overnight camp with school, staying at a Marae, having a Hangi and a swim. He’s going to love it! And I am really going to miss him. 😒  I do wish them the best of luck with his snoring though. For a small boy, he makes a lot of noise 🀣 (that skill is definitely from his Dad πŸ˜‰πŸ˜š)

And 120 kids sleeping in 2 rooms? I’m quite relieved I couldn’t volunteer for that one πŸ˜‚

So. Clocks went back, kids got up early, and I have to remember that the UK is now only 11 hours behind us. And the sunsets are still stunning ❀❀❀

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