Friday, 29 July 2016

Thinkin About You



After the cinema and play date yesterday we had a great supper of homemade pizza with lots of happy chatting. Well TD, O and  E and I did anyway S didn't want to have pizza but....4 out of 5 ain't bad sometimes!



Afterwards E and TD decided to go to Arundel Pokemon hunting - they walked far enough to hatch an egg and found a couple of rare Pokemon they didn't already have. I think they are levels 11 and 13 now.



Meanwhile O was delighted to discover friend H's return from sickness and played with him on Minecraft and Robolox whilst E was out.


By the time E and TD returned home O and I were already bathed and in bed for stories (couple of chapters of Iron Man) and the drawing letters onto the back game and  word association - we play lots of games like this before falling to sleep and I always forget to blog them.


I helped out O googling ideas for competely the levels on the Teeny Titan app game for the character Flash


Even though we went to bed earlier than usual and he had an evening walk it was still 11 before E fell to sleep yet he still woke early.....


E had a burst for play with friend JJ this morning Clash Royale, Clash of Clans and Minecraft - it is nice to listen to them chat - lacks the impending car crash tone that some of his other online friendships have had


E came off to watch some You Tube and discovered that Keehan had used the clip asked me to send him in the latest Crainer Ssundee lucky blocks episode of his BFFs laugh!!


Some Mum Kudos points for me as E was delighted


A THD today O7 has been playing with friend H all day apart from briefly popping out with me to the butcher - again a lovely pairing with laughing and jumping


H has a YouTube channel - I hope they might make a tour of O's realm video soon


E and O both being happily occupied with friends meant I was able to catch up on the Roald Dahl show from last weekend on iPlayer (I had hoped to watch it before we went to see the BFG yesterday as we had a big Roald Dahl project (re)watched all of the films and books and went to the museum going on last year which connected into E's James Bond project and all kinds of other things when we (re)read all the books and ) and Antiques Roadshow from the Weald and Downland Museum - we used to enjoy their wonderful Wednesdays in the school holidays Here we are in 2012 and 2013 with Weed.


The schedule for insomnia has been published and I'm glad we've booked the days we have

On this day in Our Story



2014 - Gorgeous photo of E winning on the pier in Worthing


2013 - On this day O made a cat car out of a box



Big Small (6) is chatting to a new friend "How come you are not at my school?" "I don't go to school, Mum tries to teach me but I prefer learning."





A happy 24. Hooray.

I'm off to make a roast chicken supper and play on S's realm with O and his friend and S and her friends whilst E is happy with 2 friends online.

Thursday, 28 July 2016



The bit between 3-5pm yesterday was relatively uneventful E skyping P and JJ and O happily entertaining himself with a selection of things.... then........just as S was dropped home from a day of Teddy Bear bedroom making all of E's friends suddenly had to go offline......which change of situation lead to E walking off and  turning off O's PC as he was in the middle of a skype call and a game losing his progress and cutting him off................I was beyond furious on O's behalf who was even more furious........and everything I read and try and live and be goes out the window in the face of such senseless jealous moronic acts........................and that is why I blog at 3pm because if it is gonna go wrong it will be at 5pm ...........and again like a boring old safety announcement on a loop and try and try and try and remember that the first ten hours of the day were actually really pretty damn cool.........and that there was hope 20 minutes before he walked through the door that TD would be bringing home the bacon to a happy family riding on the high of a productive and happy day...............


Somehow, wine probably, I recovered my dignity and landed up having quite a fun evening on Ss realm with her O and a few of her friends whilst TD was at the allotment and E played clash of clans with new friend JJ - I took lots of screen dumps of the realm and posted them on my sister blog Minecraft Mum - It was great to see what they have all been up to and marvel at their creativity.


We've been gradually staying up later and later and later during the light and school holiday evenings and it was almost 11pm before the those of us that don't like to go to sleep alone were snoring.


Today we had a home morning that was punctuated by a row about prawn crackers not really being a suitable breakfast food which woke up S before heading off to drop E at a playdate with friend C in Runcton whilst S, O and I went to see  the BFG at the cinema. S's ankle still hurts and the forecast was for rain so it seemed like a good option but S hated it and sulked pretty much the whole time about being out the house. The friends who have had her for the day recently have all sent such glowing reports about how wonderful and kind and imaginative she has been - and she was last night with me but not today........ I gave it 6.5 for special effects and O said there were two funny bits! and he and I spent the rainy drive home coming up with other permutations of the acronym of BFG 


I've still got it with 7 year olds!

We were all really into Roald Dahl a year and a half or so ago and I thought it might have tied in and maybe reignited that but alas not so far.


E got to fire a BB gun at his friends which he enjoyed


There are way more pieces missing from the 1996 in Boba Slave One than I initially anticipated........


And once again I can't shake the feeling that in trying to plan days to please everyone I am pleasing no one.


The bit between 3-5pm yesterday was relatively uneventful E skyping P and JJ and O happily entertaining himself then........just as S was dropped home from a day of Teddy Bear bedroom making all of E's friends suddenly had to go......which change of situation lead to E turning off O's PC as he was in the middle of a skype call and a game losing his progress and cutting him off................I was beyond furious on O's behalf who was even more furious........and everything I read and try and live and be goes out the window in the face of such senseless jealous moronic acts........................and that is why I blog at 3pm because if it is gonna go wrong it will be at 5pm ...........and again like a boring old safety announcement on a loop and try and try and try and remember that the first ten hours of the day were actually really pretty damn cool.........and that there was hope 20 minutes before he walked through the door that TD would be bringing home the bacon to a happy family riding on the high of a productive and happy day...............


Somehow, wine probably, I recovered my dignity and landed up having quite a fun evening on Ss realm with her O and a few of her friends whilst TD was at the allotment - I took lots of screen dumps and posted them on my sister blog Minecraft Mum - It was great to see what they have all been up to and marvel at their creativity.


We've been gradually staying up later and later and later and it was almost 11pm before the those of us that don't like to go to sleep along were snoring.


Today we had a home morning that was punctuated by a row about prawn crackers not really being a suitable breakfast food which woke up S before heading off to drop E at a playdate with friend C in Runcton whilst S, O and I went to see  the BFG at the cinema. S hated it and sulked pretty much the whole time about being out the house. I gave it 6.5 for special effects and O said there were two funny bits! and he and I spent the rainy rive home coming up with other permutations of the acronym of BFG 


I've still got it with 7 year olds!


E got to fire a BB gun at his friends which he enjoyed


There are way more pieces missing from the 1996 in Boba Slave One than I initially anticipated


And once again I can't shake the feeling that in trying to please everyone I am pleasing no one.