Welcome to this weeks edition of #LittleLoves, December has finally arrived and there is so much to do and of course, so much to love! Here’s are a few of the things that I have particularly loved this week.
I am a great lover of reading, I first began teaching J how to read back when he was almost three-years old. Over the years J has become a really good reader but I have had some recent concerns regarding his lack of enthusiasm for reading.
Personally I think J is a little lazy when it comes to reading books and as I like to keep him challenged I have asked for his school to provide us with some higher-level reading books which may stretch J a little further in terms of his reading ability.
I was really impressed with J’s reading this week, he put in the extra effort and made great progress in his reading ability. We really enjoyed reading together, J was spurred on by the idea of reading at a higher-level and I was taken aback by his sudden found ability to add expression and different voices for each character.
J really seemed to enjoy reading ‘The Blue Eye’, one of the many Oxford Tree Reading Scheme books. He loved the narrative and put so much effort into his reading that I dug out the larger stickers to put into his reading record!
As it’s December the Christmas films have been making an appearance. The kids and I sat and watched The Snowman & The Snowdog earlier this week, the soundtrack alone gives me a lump in my throat never mind the storyline. Thirty minutes later I was sat with handfuls of tissues whilst the kids looked on with concern, they simply couldn’t understand why I would cry at a cartoon!
Following watching Emily’s cover of ‘Human’ on the X Factor this week I found myself rather intrigued to hear what the original might be like. I didn’t need to investigate this matter any further as I found that the single was soon played regularly on the radio. It was an instant hit, I purchased the single on ITunes earlier today so that I can play ‘Rag’N’Bone Mans’- Human’ as many times as I so wish until it wears thin which I imagine may not be long.
Every month or so I host the a ‘Mother’s Meeting’ with some good friends, it gives us all the chance to let off some steam, have a giggle and indulge in coffee, tea and some sweet treats. E and I spent some time making ‘Christmas pudding chocolate cakes’ and my all time favourite, flapjack both of which were delicious!
After months of deliberating whether I should or shouldn’t dye my hair I finally took the plunge and had some highlights put through my hair. I am not sure whether it’s really as noticeable as I would have liked but it’s a subtle change which has given me the feel good factor.
We finally received the furniture for our new bedroom, we are yet to put it all together by which I mean Paul is yet to find the time to get his tools out. I am hoping to be in our new room by this time next week all being well. I cannot believe that we are so close to moving into our extension and making use of the extra space, life feels pretty good!
Thanks again for reading my blog and I hope that you enjoyed this weeks #LittleLoves. If you fancy sharing your #LittleLoves then why not join in either through your own blog post or by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear what your #LittleLoves might be.