Last weekend was quite nice weather wise and we didn’t have much on. A quiet weekend at home was just what Henry and I needed after our busy week. We also felt it was high time that we planted some vegetables. The spuds and onion sets are now in and we’ve planted carrot and parsnip seeds in the ground. Here’s a picture of Henry helping me with sowing salad stuff: we have rocket, lollo rosso, some mixed leaves and cress on the go now. Henry’s been checking on progress everyday since.
Here is Henry again on the Sunday relaxing after his evening bath. I love this dressing gown and rather wish I had one like it myself. His uncle bought it him last year I think and it’s quite a sophisticated style if you can pull it off (not sure that silly faces help the look though).
Back to school on Monday and time for school photos. Here’s Henry brushing his hair in front of the mirror. Not sure the brushing was desperately effective and I usually have to smooth bits down after they have been brushed the wrong way. I like to encourage independence though, so I go with the flow as much as I can. Henry got some nice pictures taken at the photo session, but my purse is now feeling much lighter – what a rip off!
No school week is complete without a photo or two of Henry walking to or from school. This week is no exception. I had thought of this picture for Saturday is Caption Day (with the 2 shadows), but I think I’ve found a better one since, what do you think?
I won a teacosy from Gifted Goodies and it arrived this week. Henry was really quite excited by its arrival. I was rather surprised that he didn’t know what it was (I think he’s only seen the sort that completely cover the pot before). He was rather taken by its Dennis the Menace colour scheme and it may be a while before I am allowed to use it for my teapot.
On Thursday we took Henry to Boys Brigade, Anchor Section for the first time. I was a brownie and a guide, so Boys Brigade is a bit of an unknown quantity as I feel I know more about the scout movement. The advantage of Boys Brigade was that it starts at 5 rather than 6 years of age (like Beavers), it’s local and the local troop is run by some friends. The downside is that it is the same night as swimming, so it was a bit tight on time. It was a big success: he enjoyed the games and the chocolate at the end. He started with my friend’s boy who he has known all his life and there was a boy from his class at school there too, so that made for an easy introduction. Now he’s keen to go back next week.