The end of Reception

So she’s just gone off for her last day in Reception class, as a ‘butterfly’ which is her class name. And as saccharine as it sounds she really has developed and spread her wings this year, much like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon. She started off as a 4 year old, hardly knew her letters, didn’t write anything but…

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Interview with Athena at 5 years old!

Yesterday Athena turned five! Five whole years of being a parent, isn’t that insane! We had a big birthday party for her on Saturday, with about 32 kids being entertained by Ariel, who sang and danced and played games with the kids and generally kept them entertained for two hours! I normally do a written interview with her on her…

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Everyday Us: Athena writing her own Christmas Cards

Athena came home with her first Christmas card at the beginning of last week from a classmate. She was so excited to sit down open it and find out who it was from… I think their teacher hands them all out in bulk at the end of the day so she didn’t know exactly who was from till she opened…

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Funny things my four year old says

  As this blog is meant to be a ‘scrapbook of our lives’ I thought I should probably start sharing more of the little moments I want to remember so here are five funny things my lovely daughter has said in the past few weeks: When asked what she wanted for Christmas: “Well, a yo-yo I think. But also a…

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Interviewing Athena at Four

Last year I decided to interview Athena on her third birthday, and carry on doing it each year. She was four on Tuesday, we had a pretty quiet day for her actual birthday but celebrated the three days prior to it by seeing various friends and having meals and days out! Athena is generally a very sweet little person, she’s…

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Athena at Three and a Half

Athena is pretty awesome as pre-schoolers go. She’s just turned three and a half and I didn’t want to wait another six months to do a ‘birthday’ update as I know she’ll have changed so much by then! She’s super tall for her age, she’s been in aged 4-5 clothes since last summer and has lost all her baby fat.…

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A new start: Preschool & Childminder

Athena hasn’t been at nursery since the end of May, she’s been going since she was 12 months old and absolutely loved it all; the messy play, the friends, the garden and the staff. We took the decision to take her out just after she turned three because although she loved it there and it gave me one day a…

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Everyday Us: Athena and her best friend

  Athenas best friend is the daughter of one of my best friends and they were born exactly a year apart, Athena is the younger of the two but they are about the same height. When I think back to when she was about three days old and her parents came over to visit this tiny bundle the size difference…

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