Family Life Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 250}

I love to start the week by writing Five Happy Things. It’s a chance for me to sit down and reflect on the things that made me happy in the previous week, as well as to record some of our family adventures – it’s a post I always enjoy writing. We are so happy to have reached the end of term. I don’t know about you, but it just feels like there are so many things to squeeze into the end of term, especially with my daughter finishing at her Infant School.

Five Happy Things {Week 250}

Obviously all our extra-curricular clubs finished last week. Little Sis was awarded *many* Beaver badges before they finished with their traditional water fight. Big Brother enjoyed a Wide Game (which is his favourite thing) followed by a Cook Out at his last Cubs meeting. I’m glad they both enjoy being part of Scouts but I’m so happy to have a few weeks off from taxi-ing them around.

My son hasn’t been taking part in many of his after school clubs, due to his recent broken wrist. My daughter has been carrying on with her karate lessons and this week was awarded her Red belt. This also means she can move up to the next class in September.

I always look forward to receiving the end of term reports. My children both know that all we ask is they try their best at school. However, I was blown away by both of their reports and my daughter’s Year 2 SATS results. It didn’t stop me buying them both workbooks to keep their brains ticking over the holidays though. They were both given a small reward: Big Brother chose V bucks and Little Sis a Pokemon Poke ball.

On Friday we headed to our local library and both children ticked off Week 2 of the Summer Reading Challenge. We take part every year and the children enjoy collecting the rewards each week. Little Sis will read pretty much anything but her older brother is finding it difficult to find any new authors he enjoys. I like the fact he enjoys reading non-fiction but I’m hoping he will discover a new author soon.

Next Monday we’ll be taking part in a Missing Link viewing party at home and you can join us! Have you watched the film? In it Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travels the world to help their new friend. Why not download the film, as it will be available for digital download from the 29th July, and view at the same time as us? Look out for a competition we’ll be hosting next week where you can win a copy of Missing Link on DVD and a plush Mr Link.


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    Rebecca Smith
    July 22, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Lots of happy things! You’ve reminded me that we need to go and sign up for the reading challenge! Jack also received MANY Beavers badges on the last day!

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    July 22, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Sounds like you all had a nice week. congratulations to your daughter on receiving her red belt in karate!

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    Shoshana Sue
    July 22, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Congrats to your children for doing well at school! I will be on the look for the competition next week, A Missing Link DVD would be a fabulous win

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    Jess Howliston
    July 22, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    It sounds like you have had a fab week, well done on your daughter for getting her red belt that’s awesome! My two really want to do the summer reading challenge too so its on our to do list for this weekend! xx

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    michelle twin mum
    July 22, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Yay for the end of term, glad the reports were good and I am with you, in enjoying a few weeks off being a taxi. Mich x

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    Mellissa Williams
    July 23, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I bet everyone is looking forward to the summer holidays. Brilliant news about their reports, they sound like they have tried hard this year

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    Melanie williams
    July 24, 2019 at 10:06 am

    My parents did the same with me and always bought me extra workbooks – great idea to keep them ticking xx

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    Stephanie Merry
    July 24, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Congratulations to your daughter on receiving her red belt – that’s amazing! x

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    July 28, 2019 at 9:31 am

    What a lovely week and school coming to a close for summer is always exciting, we have loads planned for this summer.

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