Word Of The Week – Fun

Instead of moaning and being grumpy, which seems to be my default at the moment I thought I would share the fun the kids have had this week. The last few weeks before the summer holidays are always jam-packed with exciting things at school. I’m sure the schools design it this way to distract from the impending transition, either that or to exhaust the kids and help them sleep better.

Jake hasn’t been very happy about going to nursery this week so sports day on Wednesday was a welcome distraction. Despite the heat and having to rush back to school after lunch to take part he had fun. It was so nice to watch him trying his best in the races and the egg and spoon.

Despite being initially grumpy about having to stand in the scorching sun I had fun too. It was good to chat to the other parents in between the different races. Our school has a strict no photo’s rule which is a shame as I would have loved to capture some of the moments.

On the same day Daisy went off to Knowsley safari park on her school trip. Her class has been learning all about wildlife this term and she was so excited for the visit. She told me the sea lions were playing football, it was the world cup and England won. The whole class had lots of fun and I think it was a lovely way to celebrate their journey together in year one.

The kids have also had lots of fun in the garden this week as the sun continues to shine. Their highlight of the week has been water fights with daddy before bedtime. Not only do the kids get to have a great time the grass and plants are pretty happy too.

Today I will be going to join Jake at nursery for a celebration picnic. His time at nursery is almost over and it’s off to big school in September. I really hope he learns to love school as much as his sister does.

You might enjoy my previous word of the week post, Unproductive.

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  1. July 6th 2018 / 9:48 AM

    I’m glad you’ve had a happier week, it helps when there is so much going on. water fights in the garden sound like a good idea, my parched plants could do with some of that 🙂 I’m still waiting for sports day, it’s not until the week after next! I guess they are waiting for some rain 🙂

    • July 8th 2018 / 5:00 PM

      I hope it cools down a little for your sports day x

  2. July 6th 2018 / 1:30 PM

    What a fun week all round! Glad that you managed to embrace it and join in. There is so much going on at this time of year, it’s easiest to go with the flow, isn’t it?! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  3. July 6th 2018 / 2:13 PM

    The end of term is definitely a busy time but it sounds like Daisy enjoyed her school trip and Jake enjoyed his sports day. Hope you have a lovely time at the celebration picnic this afternoon. #WotW

  4. July 6th 2018 / 8:38 PM

    Ahh! The last few weeks of school certainly are fun!
    This was the first year where we could take photo of sports day and they timed it right with it being my youngest girls last year in primary.
    That sounds like a fab school trip! It sounds like the sealions were having a lot of fun!
    I hope you had a lovely picnic today! x

  5. Sarah Christie
    July 6th 2018 / 9:09 PM

    Hope the picnic was fab, I miss sports day and chatting to all the mums high school is so different isnt it? Glad you are enjoying the weather a little more I am loving the weather but it is a little hot at times xx

    • July 8th 2018 / 5:31 PM

      I think I’m a cold weather kind of girl x

  6. July 7th 2018 / 2:52 PM

    Love the idea of water fights before bedtime, and certainly a win win in watering the plants and grass. Hope the celebration picnic went well, and I am sure it will be an emotional time when he leaves nursery x

  7. July 7th 2018 / 8:30 PM

    Awww lovely post and has been good to have sunshine. I. Know what you mean about sports day I bthe sun but it could be worse raining that would be a awful X #wotw

    • July 8th 2018 / 5:38 PM

      Definitely, the kids would have been sad if rain called it off again x

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