A photo a day, every day, for a year! This is my post for the year 2021 Week 11. This week we had a small celebration for Mothers Day. But it was also a day that also brought with it a meltdown for Ethan. Brought on by the lack of being able to buy new school shoes for Little E. A week where I really struggled with my hay fever. It is also our second week of being back into our full routine. I thought Ethan was the only one who really needed routine but the return to school has really lifted my spirits. I have had to pause my training at work as we have a new project to work on. My working hours were spent sourcing information for the team.
Project 365 – 2021 Week 11
We tried another new slow cooker meal for dinner today. It is maple syrup and mustard chicken. I wasn’t sure of the smell when I started cooking the dinner but it was really delicious. Little E wasn’t that sure of it but Ethan ate the chicken. This is one we might be able to cook again another time.
Mother’s Day today and both children made cards at school. Little E did some great colouring on hers. Ethan’s was finger painting leaving a heart shape in the middle. He also brought home the heart decoration for me. He told me he made them himself. I know he would have needed support but it is great to know he tried.
A late World Book Day celebration at Little E’s school today. We thought we might have got away with not having to do it this year. Little E is very picky about what she will wear. I was able to find this Tinkerbell top and tutu on the ShopDisney website. Last year I got her the light-up wings for her birthday. She has happy going as Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. For her very first World Book Day at nursery, she also dressed up as Tinkerbell.
Little E’s new school shoes arrived yesterday. These shoes were the cause of Ethan’s meltdown on Sunday. Ethan was the only one to ask about the shoes as soon as he got in from school on Monday afternoon. Hopefully, they fit Little E OK. I was hoping to wait until Clarks opened again before buying new school shoes but Little E’s were causing her blisters. She loves that these are Elsa shoes.
Little E is really fascinated with the daffodils on our school runs. This photo was taken by my friend as I walked with Ethan. I love it and it’s so much better than my daffodil capture last week.
There was time for some very special Ethan cuddles this morning on the school run. I took this photo of the children whilst we waited for Ethan’s school transport.
Red Nose Day and Ethan’s school celebrated with the option of dressing up as cartoon characters or in non-uniform. We have always put Ethan in non-uniform as he has never requested to dress up. Tuesday night he was very excited about it being Red Nose Day on Friday and declared he would go as a Minion! Que frantically searching on Amazon for Minion-looking items that could be sent via next-day delivery. A yellow hat, steampunk glasses, and a yellow t-shirt were the best I could do. Ethan loved it.
That was our 2021 Week 11 adventure. You can read about our week 10 here.