Saturday, July 21, 2012

Going along swimmingingly

The first week of school is over and we are well and truly back into the school routine. Tyler's teacher promised him a reward if he learnt to tie his shoelaces over the holidays. Yes, we are bad parents who have always put him in shoes with velcro closures! But we knew it was time he learnt so we bought him school shoes with laces. He accomplished the task and was very proud of himself and has had his reward from the teacher.

Last Sunday we all went to Tapanui to watch Chris' team the 'Stuffed Hawks' play in a Golden Oldies rugby tournament. It's always a hoot to watch - during the later stages as everyone tires, the ball becomes like a hot potato the players seek to offload as quickly as possible so they don't have to run!

We are on the countdown to Tyler's 8th birthday and have decided on a rainbow theme. Nice and easy for the Mummy :)  Now we just have to wrestle with the vexed question of who to invite. Oh the ins and outs of a nearly-8-year-old's social circle.

He started swimming lessons yesterday with the Murihiku Swimming Club and seemed to really enjoy it. Chris and I don't care what physical recreational activity he wants to do as long as he is doing something. 

A little gem from earlier this morning, after finally defeating a monster on his Wii game after many tries: "Mummy I did it!! I finally did it!! Gosh my heart is really pumpable right now."

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