The other day our son Mason came downstairs holding his old Dressing Gown.
Mason: “Mum, this is too small for me, I’m going to give it to someone who needs it”
Me: “That’s a good idea, we’ll give it to a Charity Shop ok?”
Mason: “Yes. I’m also going to put my pocket money in the pocket, so when the man puts it on to keep warm he will go in the pocket and find the money and be happy for Christmas”
I’m so proud of my children!
Just found out that Alix has been saving her pocket money and she told me why…because she’s saving up to buy me a car that I really want.
How cute is that!! Teary eyes.
She knows how much I want a car. I passed in 2010 and I’ve still not been able to get myself a car. Something always come up where I’ve had to put the money towards something like Rent etc.
It’s such a lovely thing to say and think.
Well Alix, I think I’ll have a Range Rover Evoque if you’re buying lol ;)
1. Mason: I’m not really real because I’ve put Glue on me
2. Alix: What’s Vitamin Cheese?
Daron (aka Sammy): You mean Vietnamese….
Mason is a keen story teller, although he assures us that these tales are all true and they really did happen!
Yesterday Mason was telling us about when he was 4 years old and his Nanny and Grandad took him to Africa! (Wonder why they didn’t take or tell me about it).
He was telling us about Africa, how he went on a Sunday so it was very Sunny there. All of the houses out there were made of wood and there were loads of people, who were real but also made from wood.
I sent a text to my dad saying “Next time you take Mason to Africa (When he was 4), can you take me please x”
My dad’s reply was “Of course I will. Mason wasn’t meant to tell you about Africa, especially about the part where the Lion ate him”
Of course, with this new information I was very concerned so I asked Mason about the Lion eating him.
“Silly Grandad, the Lion eating me was a toy Lion, but it was very big. It was also a Roller-coaster. The Lion roller-coaster only had 3 seats for me, Nanny and Grandad and the seats were the Lions tongue”
Oh I’m so relieved that it was only a toy/roller-coaster Lion! ;)
Mason then started to talk about him, Nanny, Grandad and the Zombies. Apparently a Zombie gave Nanny some money and then they shook hands. They were very lucky! I’ve heard loads about Zombies and I’ve been told that they’re not very friendly, this one was obviously an exception.
Later on though, Mason, Nanny and Grandad were walking around this wooden village and there were loads of bad Zombies! Nanny had to kick down all the doors because the doors had signs saying ‘Kick Open’ (Mason couldn’t do this because he was asleep but he said he liked it). The doors were very small so Nanny and Grandad had to crawl through them but Mason didn’t have to because he was on Grandads shoulders.
Grandad and Mason were killing giant bugs the size of giant dogs! Nanny didn’t help kill them though because she was scared. There were loads of bugs on Nanny so they had to ‘Kill them off’. They killed them with Water Guns and had to tell the Bugs to drink the water but they didn’t want to because they knew it would kill them but they did in the end.
Mason went to the African Seaside (“Africa is a seaside you know”, says Mason) and some water went into his mouth so he spat it out.
Mason bought home a ‘Grigger’ (Tweezers basically lol), he found it in the sea and put it in his suitcase. The ‘Grigger’ is for your thumbs, if your thumbs hurt you put the ‘Grigger’ on it and it makes it better. You can use it for both left or right thumbs but it doesn’t work for fingers. It can also work for your lips too.
I’ve just been told now by Mason as I write this that apparently Aunty Sarah and Uncle Jon took Mason and Alix to Africa first when Mason was 3 years old and Alix was 4 years old (Even though she’s 3 years older than Mason)
When Mason went to Africa with Aunty Sarah and Uncle Jon, they went on a roundabout that had cups on it and it span really really really fast. Then the had Blue Ice-creams.
I love his imagination :)
Me: “Alix, please explain what Adverbs are”
Alix: “I don’t like Adverbs. Every time I’m watching something good on TV the programme stops and all these Adverbs come up”
Hahaa! Bless her.
No it’s not what you’re thinking, there are no sounds of gurgles, little pitter-patter of feet etc.
Our new addition is Toby! Our lovely Border Collie Cross.
He is lovely and he gets on so well with Alix and Mason!
We weren’t really looking for a dog although I always wanted another one since Cleo had to be put down (Internal Bleeding) – Sadly I have no photo’s of Cleo, I was so devastated that I couldn’t bear to look at her and got rid of all my photos :'( It was my way of dealing with it but it was the biggest mistake I ever made! I will look again, I MUST have one somewhere.
Anyway, someone on my Facebook had put up his picture saying this handsome chap needed a home or he would be put down as his place in the pound had been taken by another dog. I fell in love with his picture and so I discussed it with my husband. Daron (aka Sammy) said yes! I was shocked to be honest, I didn’t think he’d want another dog but it must have been fate :) Me seeing Toby, Daron saying yes and the lady (Sue) reading my message and choosing us to be his new family.
Toby was in Cyprus, and he already had his vaccinations, his pet passport and his plane ticket to the UK, all he needed now was his forever home.
All week I was excited and getting ahead of myself. Buying new things for him, spending a fortune on beds, leads, food and toys etc.
On Wednesday 18th July 2012, we got a lift to pick up Toby from Manchester Airport. My Mum was with me too and we saw all the dogs coming out one by one and they were all so excited to be off of the plane. Toby came off and he was a bit quite but was dragging me around sniffing everywhere.
We got home and he was doing well, he was getting loads of attention and licking people. Alix and Mason were in bed (It was a surprise).
He been really good, it took him a few days to get out of his shell and stop being nervous. He instantly kept staying by my side and he still does but he’s no longer waiting outside the loo door etc but that may be because he’s no longer allowed upstairs :)
He’s been doing really well on lead, he stays by our side but sometimes goes in front. He’s not 100% with other dogs but I’m trying to change that – we have a trainer coming in on Wednesday although I’m wondering WHAT he’s going to teach me as I know already about training using rewards etc.
My problem is Toby isn’t food or play motivated. I THINK perhaps he’s just ‘love’ motivated, he loves his cuddles and strokes.
Anyone have any advice on socialising Toby it would be very welcome :)
I’m already introducing him to dogs and walking past etc.
He’s VERY underweight too. He was only 11kg and apparently SMALLER when he first came into the pound! You can see his spine and backbone/hind leg bones :'(
Anyway, one week with us and he’s gained half a pound :)