Sunday, 16 September 2012

Number Seven - A First For Mathew

Hi Y'all!

I may have mentioned once or twice about Uncle Jeff and Auntie Mary in the last few blogs (not annoying at all though right?!) so have decided to focus on some other things for this post.

(No I am not just trying to keep my mind off the fact that UNCLE JEFF is coming to see me next week!)

Friday marked the return of the weary traveler - otherwise knows as my oldest son Mathew - who came home after a week away with the school at the Pembrokeshire Adventure Center in Pembroke Dock, where he told me they did - kayaking, canoeing, coasteering, speed boating, green gym exercise, zip lines, sailing, blind trekking, party and a disco! I want to go too next time!

He was in such a good mood when he got off the bus, he ran up towards me for a big hug (unexpected as he's now ten and only hugs when his friends can;t see him) which I loved, and then was crowded around by his friends; all asking him at once if he was going to tell me...

Tell me what?

He blushed a little and then said 'yeah I will,later, or you can if you want' gesturing to his friends. In unison they chirped 'MATHEW HAS A GIRLFRIEND!' - well I wasn't expecting that! He hasn't had one before and has never really shown any interest in them other than to chase them around th school yard. So he is super grown up no with a girlfriend called Annie; she is a lovely girl who he's known since he was three, and her mum is fab too. 

Math said there was only one downside to the trip and that was one of the other girls - she said horrid words to him the whole time, upset his girlfriend by telling her he had dumped her, swore loads, pushed people about and then to top it off on the last day she threw Mathew's camera into the sea on purpose - yeah, horrid right? Mathew managed to get his camera back but only a couple of the twenty photos came out, so a complete waste. 

Anyhoo - he had a wonderful time and even came home clean believe it or not, with freshly brushed teeth! A small triumph but non the less an important one - I know he can look after himself, and my constant nagging is working! :D

Saturday I spent all day cleaning - I managed to completely clean and sort the front room and hallway - an Autumn 'Spring' Clean if you will. It's so nice walking into the house seeing it tidy and more importantly sorted - no piles of paperwork or toys that need taking back upstairs, and no dust bunnies making an appearance. Michael my middle son went and had a sleepover at his friend Yori's so it was just the four of us last night - we treated ourselves to takeaway and Doctor Who on telly. Robs worked all day at his best friend renovation so it was nice to just chill out and veg in front of the telly with him.

Sunday's here and we've put up three batman Lego canvases, a notice board (that we've pinned some memories on for the boys), a shelf for Michael's trophies and a London 2012 paralympic/olympic poster (homemade) on the wall. A busy one I think you'll agree - and the boys room looks super now - only one window reveal, one wall to paint, and a beanbag to purchase and we are completely done! Finished! Re-decoration of the boys room complete! Can you tell I'm excited? I promise to show you piccies once it's done.

My uncle Jeff text as I was writing the last paragraph and unfortunately is too busy to come down for two days, but fear not peoples - we are meeting half way on Sunday (7 days and counting), Uncle Jeff is going to e-mail me tonight to confirm everything so I will be able to update you a bit more in the week.

So much for me not talking about Uncle Jeff eh! HA!

Oh and in-case I forget in the next post I need to wish my awesome sister in law and best friend Elin, and her family Tricky, Sion and Owain, a safe flight this coming weekend; they are off on their jollies - I'll miss you and I know you'll have lots of fun! :D

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend  and thanks for reading!

No comments:

Post a Comment