It was time for yet another party for Noah!!! This time one of his best friends. They all had a great time playing some chasing games..to catch all of the germs!!!!!!!
They did some limbo’ing….
Noah was actually suprisingly good at this, although none of them got all that low!! There was the usual party food…I think all Noah has eaten at the weekend since Christmas is party food!! And he still has parties for the next 3 weekends….and 2 on one of those!!!!!!!!!! As we left the party me and Noah spotted a really cool old Bentley in the carpark….
It belongs to the birthday boy’s grandad…it was immaculate!!!! Straight after that party we had another to go to, my friends son’s. They have got a dog so Caitlin spent the entire time either hiding behind me or avoiding Jasper!! Noah doesn’t mind Jasper….
Austin was fascinated by Jasper…he ran a mile if he came towards him but then if he turned to go away Austin was straight after him!!!! He had a great time feeding him crisps….
…he was told to feed him a crisp!! I’m not sure he was too happy about that actually…I think he’d have rather eaten the crisps himself!!!!!!
Luckily Noah and Caitlin both said they didn’t want a dog when we got home…which is good because there is no way we are getting one!!!!!!!!!!!
We went to visit Nanny for her birthday. Her main present hasn’t arrived yet so we only had a few bits to give her, but Caitlin, Noah and Austin opened them all for her!!!!!!!!!!!
Nanny had made party food and a few other people came over (after the football). Austin ate about a tonne of crisps!!!!!! Once there were no crisps left they went to find the cakes….
I think it’s really funny how Caitlin and Noah have exactly the same daft smile in this picture!! Soon after this was taken Austin stuck his fingers in the icing and pinched some..then insisted on having a piece of cake even though he doesn’t like cake!
Just before bed Caitlin decided to teach Austin to do a forward roll. He has no fear and so is quite good at all things physical….. First Caitlin showed him what to do (again…she has been showing him since she started gymnastics in September, but I’ve never taken his photo!!
Then he had a turn……
They took turns doing this for ages…then it was bed time!!!!
Richard has been making Austin a new bed for a few weeks now and it is just about finished enough to sleep in. The kids were still at my mum’s so we moved his room around and put it up there…..
It’s quite high and there is no ladder on it just yet, but the cupboard next to it kind of creates steps up to it. I knew Austin would be able to manage fine just with those…and sure enough on attempt number one he was up and in straightaway. He was a tiny bit hesitant on the way down but even that only took 2 tries before he was confident getting out.
There are little cupboards on the inside by the mattress which just need their doors, but he loves his new bed!!! And it creates a little bit more floor space for him to play on!
Today we had tickets to be in the audience of Britain’s Got Talent….so my Mum came over to watch the kids and we set off for Salford. We got there quite early but all of the guaranteed tickets had already been given out. We were told that if we queued up we stood a 50/50 chance of getting in, so we decided to wait. They have to allocate way more tickets than spaces in order to guarantee that the audience is full which is fair enough as the tickets are free. We waited for over 2 hours some of which was in the rain. We did get to see Ant and Dec…..
That photo doesn’t really do them any justice as it makes them look a bit miserable but they were really smiley and came over to talk to a woman in front of us….and it was raining!
After they had filmed Ant and Dec and some other crowds bits it was time to see if we’d managed to get in….and really annoyingly not one single person got in!!!!!!! I thought it was really out of order that they had led us to believe we had a chance of getting in when we didn’t, there was a lot of annoyed people!! I did write and complain about being lied to, I appreciate that the tickets are free and there is no guarantee but it’s not on to blatantly lie in order to gain a crowd for filming purposes!! Anyway they seem to be refusing to reply…and not just to me judging by their facebook page!!
After BGT…or NOT BGT as it was for us…we did a bit of shopping and then went to a family 18th birthday party. There was a magician there…and he was amazing. Somehow managed to get Richards signed card into his shoe and then across to a paper clip my Aunty was holding.
It really is party season for Noah!!! He had another one to go to, a little girl in his class. This one had a disco with some games, they started out with dancing…. (this is him dancing with one of his best friends – not that you can see him!!! but you get the idea!)
The DJ also did a few games with them, one of which was name that tune. He wanted artist and track…needless to say it did not work….none of them had a clue what he was on about!!!! There was party food during which Noah and another friend were plotting….
…go on…it’ll be funny….
…ha ha ha ha………got it!!!!!!!
….hilarious I got a party ring!!!!!!!!
After the fun at food time there was more dancing. And just like at the other party he was dancing with a girl from his class…except this time it was a different girl!!!!!
He danced with her for ages….although to be fair he does talk about this girl a lot!!! He met her during the first week of school and even Austin knows her name!!!!
Again she is loads taller than Noah. It’s weird Noah always seems quite tall because he is pretty much the same size as Caitlin but it would seem he’s average if not on the short side!! Mind you both J & B are tall!! He looks so funny in this picture….he pulls such funny faces!! “Jack-the-lad” Noah….
Then it was back to being squashed by the boys!!!!!!!!!!!
It has gone really cold and icy…but that hasn’t stopped Noah wanting to go out in the garden…and so out he went, along with his little shadow Austin, and even Caitlin didn’t want to miss out.
They all had a great time riding around on their bikes…..
Weird how they don’t care that there is barely enough room to get going!! Austin had his first proper go on his balance bike, he’s just about tall enough now!
They played on their bikes, in the various bits of ice that they found dotted about and just generally playing about. Caitlin was the first to get too cold and come in, but Noah and Austin stayed out to play football…they both put their new goaly gloves on and Austin looked hysterical..like he had giant comedy hands!!!
Noah is really into football at the moment and is desperate to join a team somewhere..trouble is they are all at weekends and we’re hoping to go away in Alfie at the weekends once the weather gets a bit better. They both spent ages playing football….luckily not kicking the ball too hard since they were facing the back windows and door!!!!!!
Austin had a great time copying Noah…he copies everything he does.
Noah went to a party for a girl in his class. She had a clown…Mr Dazzle…and he was great. The kids loved him, they had dancing competitions where they could win bracelets and the person with the most bracelets at the end got a prize. Noah was dancing away, well jumping about really, with a little girl S. Funny really because he’d never mentioned her before but at the party they were almost inseparable!!!
The kids were all fascinated by Mr Dazzle’s rabbit and at the end of his show they were all allowed to meet it…..
After the food (where Noah sat next to S) there was some music and dancing…with S…..
They were very funny together, they were dancing and holding hands…..
This week has been back to school and both Caitlin and Noah have been moved up a stage in their reading. Noah is doing amazingly with his and even pinched one of Caitlin’s books and read the whole thing only needing help with the odd word. Caitlin’s reading has also really come on over Christmas, she seems to be able to read anything you put in front of her. She even does the voices for the characters, it’s very funny. I’m not convinced she performs very well in school because she can read all of the books they send home really easily, but she is happy and making great progress, and picks up any book she fancies from her shelf once she has done her school books.
It would seem that every child in Noah’s class has a birthday around now….over a third of the class is born in January or February…so he has been getting party invites left, right and centre!!!
Today was also back to swimming and all three of them got straight back into it….but they are all (well not Austin actually!!) completely exhausted…
We had one day left before it was back to school so I asked the kids what they wanted to do…they both picked soft play and the weather wasn’t great so we did that. Noah asked specifically to go to Zoom, his reason being that when he went there on his birthday last year he wasn’t allowed to go on the big blue slide because he wasn’t old enough and he really wanted a go! He’d asked if he could pretend to be 5 and I’d said yes. I know he is more than capable of going down the very steep slide and he is 5 very soon, so I figured it was an informed ability based decision rather than an age one. Anyway we got there and they played for about 45 minutes before the slide was opened…they only open it once every couple of hours and it is under constant supervision to make sure no-one goes until it is clear and no little ones stray on etc. So I told Noah he could go….but he then decided he was too scared!!!!!!!! He is apparently going to wait until he really is 5!! I should have taken a photo of the slide…it is steep but I know of other soft play’s that have a similar slide that is just open to any daredevil!!!!!! They all had a great time even without the slide. I’m sure one day we’ll go back and actually go on it.
It was then time for baths and early nights ready for school in the morning….