Friday, August 25, 2006

More Football Fun

Emily's new found interest in football seems to be continuing unabated. Tuesday night she and Jon went off to watch Scunthorpe play Lincoln in the cup. That was a really good one; 2-2 at full time, 2-3 after a few minutes of extra time but then finally a Scunthorpe 4-3 win after they scored twice in the second half of extra time. She loved that :-)

Today I've just waved them off again to the Scunthorpe United football training session. Forgot what the time was so we had a bit of a last minute panic finding football boots, then we couldn't find Emily's drinks bottle (think it got left at the ground on Tuesday night) and we seemingly didn't have ANY small bottles of drink in the house, nor any containers into which to put a drink...I'm sure we must have loads but of course when you need them IMMEDIATELY there's none to be seen. The general panic was much eased by Emily bursting into tears at the thought of being late. Yep, that'll help. Bless her. Don't think they will have been late in the end, but she shares my fear of being late, lol, which usually means I get to most places far too early and have to drive round in circles for a bit!!

On Wednesday we had a quiet day at home; lots of English and maths for Emily in the morning. She wrote some beautiful poetry on the theme of riddles and the elements and she also got to grips (well, kinda...) with equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions. She spent all afternoon doing secret arty crafty things ready for my birthday, so I wasn't allowed in the dining room for hours. Gave me a chance to get on with some work at least.

Yesterday we had a fab day; Emily's old friend Maisie came round at lunchtime and stayed until 8.30 so they had a wonderful play. Janette had to go to work but came back in the evening and we had a huge long catch up chat which was lovely. We don't see enough of them but we've all resolved to do something about that. The girls were very excited and couldn't wait to see each other, bless them. They made potions, played tons of football, raced on bikes and scooters, played with some very cheap imitation Floam (£2.99 in The Range as opposed to the ridiculous price of the real stuff, lol), dressed up, drew and bounced around acrobatically for hours. Wore me out just watching them!

Today is my Dad's birthday, so Emily rang him up bright and early to sing Happy Birthday :-)) We'd given Nana a secret bag of pressies to take with them (they're up at the caravan at the moment) and Gramps was really chuffed with his pressies and home made cards.

And summer's back! I love the autumn/winter and complain like mad when it's hot, but even I've been a bit peeved with the greyness of the last couple of weeks. It's not supposed to be like that in August. When I crave a bit of sunshine, you know it must be bad :-/ It's lovely and warm out today though so we may even stretch to a (probably) last paddling pool session when Emily gets back from footie!

2 comments:

Elle at Ellesfuntimes said...

Emily has really gone for the footie thing hasn't she!?

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Hazel said...

Hope you had a fab birthday Nikki :o)