Welcome back to my weekly diary post of my Fridays with Kipper. Each week I document our adventures on the run up to him starting school. Although with the Christmas rush I have fallen a little behind.  You can find the series here – Our Fridays.

Well I have missed quite a few Fridays with getting ready for Christmas. In the last post we visited Garson’s Farm to see the reindeer, but that was five weeks ago now. I did have all good intentions of sharing last week. Since Monkey was off school too and we went to Hatchlands Park. This was part of the obsession with trying to fill up the National Trust passports. Which is where this photo was taken. Kipper has been potty training over the Christmas period. I would like to say that it was a straightforward as Monkey. But it wasn’t and hasn’t been. It almost depends on what mood he is in.

We had a great time at Hatchlands until the temper tantrums started. I can not even remember what they were about now. But he refused to walk to the car. Choosing instead to focus on a stick he has found. When he inadvertently poked himself in the ear with it. Suddenly the temper tantrums were forgotten! I wonder if it is because he knew we had applied for his school place the night before.

We have taken a bit of a leap of faith. Technically we are not in catchment for the infants school which Monkey went to. Monkey has now left and is in the junior school so we can not use a siblings link either. But it is a large infant school with an intake of 120 so it is the only school we have selected on the application. So keeping everything crossed that he gets in. Now it will be the long wait to find out. Not that I can even contemplate him going to school. He just seems so little still!

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  1. He is so precious and adorable. I love the fact you are keeping an online diary about him and life. I was just telling my boyfriend about documenting as much as you can in life. Fantastic blog post. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Love that you are creating such a wonderful tradition with your son, and a way to share your adventures with him – an online scrapbook! You’re absolutely investing your time in what’s most valuable in life. Thanks for sharing – I’ll definitely do the same with my future children! 🙂

  3. Aww he is so stinking cute, I love that you adventure with your son its so cute. getting outside is so valuable when your little so when you grow up you know.

  4. He is such a cutipie. I`m very curious how you manage to blog consistently ? As a mum that is very hard when we all have 1000 things to do. We have those tantrum moment every day and sometimes I want to scream instead of my kids haha

  5. I think it’s really cool that you’re keeping an online diary of him as he grows up. Imagine how special that will be when he’s older! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  6. Jethro Ugiagbe Reply

    like always believed, and still believe, mums always find a way, that is why they are mum, you will find a way, just keep the focus

  7. You will miss them being that little. 😉 I am happy you are enoying these times though. Make the most out of it.

  8. Blogging Mechanic Reply

    Good luck with the school. It’s always tricky when you’re outside of the catchment area. We actually moved house to get in a catchment area once. Hatchlands Park sounds a nice day outdoors.

  9. I like the idea of chronicling every Friday to discuss what happened during the week. Also I know you’re excited for the potty training… that means no more diapers.

  10. Blogging is such a great way to archive memories, I enjoy my own blogs of my little ones now that I miss their toddler days a lot.

  11. Potty training was tough for us, with the last child. It’s funny how different kids are in the same family. 🙂

  12. Kimberly Caines Reply

    It is really good that you make a yearly tradition with your son. That is a best way to have a great and strong foundation.

  13. Ellie Plummer Reply

    What a great way of documenting your time with your son. He is so adorable!

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