JJ hasn’t had a friend sleep over for ages so the other night his mate came over to stay. I know how these things work, you put them to bed and they stay awake talking for hours and you’re hanging to go to bed but can’t get to sleep because they’re still yacking.
Only it was different this time. I went in about half an hour after they went to bed and told them that it was time to roll over and go to sleep now – and they did. I couldn’t believe it. Mind you, they were wide awake at 6.30 the next morning but I was expecting that too.
The photo above was taken on our way to the playground the next morning. JJ’s mate said he didn’t have a hat and he said that this one would do, so JJ wanted to wear the other one. They’re perfect for the first amount of decent sun we’ve had this season.
We brought them back from Bali as we thought they’d come in handy for dress-ups. So far The Surfer used one for a boys golf trip where he dressed up as a Chinese man but otherwise they’ve been lingering in JJ’s bedroom.
JJ had a go on this thing at the playground. The fact that he can get up there and stay on for even a little while is testament to his great balance.
Check out those size 6 feet. Yes, he’s into adult shoes now. Soon he’ll be able to borrow mine.
I really like this photo of him. He always climbs this tree when we go to this particular playground. He’s a great kid and we’re going through a good patch at the moment.
Last weekend he was babysat while The Surfer and I went out for dinner with some friends. It’s been a while since we had some adult time without children and we must do it more often especially as JJ is always with me and we’ve got some more adult only outings coming up provided I can get childcare – not always easy.
It’s just over one month until christmas and no matter how much I’m in denial it will come. I’ve already had to organise one present for the work secret santa so I’d better hop to the rest. Christmas day plans are organised.
This week we had a bit of a hiccup with dad being flown over to hospital because he’d had a dizzy spell which was one of the symptons when he had his stroke nearly four years ago. He’s been in hospital since Tuesday and yesterday had his MRI. The results came back fine so he’s out today and will go home. Phew!