Magic Moments – 28/06/2015

Chasing ducks by the River Dee

I decided to take the risk of going swimming again this week.  For those of you that have read a previous post you will know that this was a big deal, as last time we Swimming Posterwent swimming it very nearly ended up with me being banned from all public places.  The ace up my sleeve was that his girlfriend was coming with us.  And what a transformation!  He was giggling, splashing, shouting, and kicking (and not at me this time).  In fact it was as if I had taken a different child there.  Anything his girlfriend did he had to try to do and more.  He is such a flirt and it made me burst with pride watching him make her laugh.

I took the day off work on Friday and the both of us spent the day with Taid Chasing ducks by the River DeeBobby.  We walked in to Chester and spent some time chasing the ducks down by the River Dee – him not me, or Taid Bobby for that matter – and watching the boats go up and down.  He loved waving at the people inside them and shouting “Hi Man” as they went past.  When they waved back it just encouraged him to shout louder.  It is definitely a trip his Daddy and I need to take him on despite Daddy’s reluctance when I suggested it later on at home.

After that we wandered off in to Grosvenor Park and found that we were surrounded by SQUIGGLES (squirrels to you and me).  Have you seen the film UP?  “I love you, I love you…..SQUIRRELS….”?  If not then that meant no sense to you at all.  Needless to say Harry could focus on nothing else.  He was obsessed by them.  Playing in Grosvenor ParkHe ran in a million different directions trying to catch them.  The poor things were terrorised by him. Normally they are quite brazen and wander up to steal your food, but on this day they scattered under bushes, hedges, up trees, in bins and wherever else they could to get away from him.  If Chester City Council ever have a problem with them then they know who to get in touch with.  Problem solved.

(I couldn’t get my camera out to take any photos of him rounding up the squirrels as I was too busy chasing him across the park to make sure he didn’t get bitten.  So here is one of him chilling on the snail in the play park afterwards).

Another weekend and another birthday party.  This time an 18th, and in the style of a garden tea party.  Where there is afternoon tea being served there is also cake, and Harry found plenty of it.  Every time he came back to us there was a different variety in his hand.  I am just hoping that he didn’t pick one up, lick it and then put it back down again to then Tea Partygo and pick another up.  He has been known to do that before…..  There was a very special moment when a 5-year-old boy wanted Harry to play hide and seek with him and said “you count and I will go and hide”.  He would have been hiding for quite some time! Priceless.

Have a good week everyone


Harry’s Honest Mummy x

Month of Firsts – June 2015

Month of 1sts

Whilst last month I listed out a whole host of things that my little cheeky monkey did for the first time, this month looks quite light in comparison.  I put this down to my poor memory and have made a note to self to jot things down as they happen.  So here is what happened for the first time in the month of June.

  1. Chased squirrels – you didn’t just chase them you terrorised them.  The poor things ran under bushes, up trees and even in bins to escape you.  At one point I thought they might go on the attack and so I was chasing you as you were chasing them.  It must have looked very comical to anyone watching.  Jeremy Beadle missed out on a classic.
  2. Learnt the words “ossydoc (Octopus), elicop (Helicopter), hippo, play barn, squiggles (squirrels)
  3. Unashamedly ran naked around your Auntie’s back garden.
  4. Ate a curry (homemade Chicken Tikka Masala no less).
  5. Wished people a Happy Birthday – it has been a busy month for them and I think hearing those words was better than the actual present itself.
  6. Hit a piñata – but didn’t quite get the hang of the game as you were more interested in wearing the head as a hat than you were gathering up the sweets.
  7. “Played piano” – you and Mummy liked it but everyone else in the hotel didn’t look too impressed.
  8. Went on the bus – but it was hot and busy so you weren’t as excited as I thought you might have been.
  9. Got put on the naughty step – Yes, it’s happened.  Another milestone reached.
  10. Picked up a rugby ball.  Harry is Welsh, so I have always said that if he plays rugby then he will be the next Shane Williams.  Based on the fact my bum is pretty close to the floor and my husband is 5ft 10 and quick on his feet, it’s probably the only rugby position Harry could play.
  11. Dunked your biscuit in some else’s cup of coffee.  A plasterer had come round to give us a quote for some work.  I made him a cup of coffee and he was sitting down chatting away to me with it in his hand.  Harry just brazenly walked over to him, dunked it in and walked off again, completely oblivious to what he had just done. I didn’t even know he knew what dunking was!?!

And at the 11th hour you said the words I have been longing to hear.  “Love you Mummy”.  And I melted.


Harry’s Honest Mummy x