18 Apr

Potty training

MY WORD. i know raising a child has many many pleasures, high fives on the playing field, new sentences every day, tiny converse shoes, the early morning snuggle as he climbs into bed with his cold feet okay so that isn’t great!

There are also many many challenges.

The first was faced by Ali, the whole giving birth thing was a challenge. The latest is potty training. Just Monday we started proper full time potty training, no more nappies in sight not even at night. Someone gave us a great tip saying that her 4, yes 4 all went dry though the night before they were dry in the day, all because they didn’t have a nappy. Interesting, I am still a little skeptical of the advantages of that. Thank goodness we have a washing machine. I did how ever have to pop to Asda and buy some more pants, 11 pairs simply wasn’t enough.

He now has big boy pants, with Thomas the tank engine on them. Very exciting. no honestly even for me as I approached the check out in my biking gear with two packets of pants and some stickers! Not as bad as then realising the person in front of me was an old school mate. However he was 1 of a set of twins and I still don’t know which one I was talking too. Embarrassing. I think Matt, but I haven’t seen either of them in years so I honestly have no clue.

We have chocolate mango treats, and soon a sticker chart, if you have any more suggestions that will help us please let em know. Ali found a book called “How to potty train your child in 3 days” I don’t believe it is possible, any managed to make it work?

08 Apr

My word way too long

First off, sorry it has been so long since we posted, life has been well busy. So the first two weddings happened, yup Chris and Ali got married in Marlow. That was actually very cool cos if you know Marlow at all, they got married in the church which is like on the river right next to Marlow bridge. Yeah man, it was packed and it was an awesome service!

The second was Ant and Sarah’s. This was a bit more of a mission to say the least. They got married in Wath. Well to be exact, Wath-on-Dearn I didn’t know there was a second Wath untill the photographer called in the middle of the music practice on fridya nigth having discovered he was in the wrong Wath, near ripon, not where we were near Rotherham!! He shall remain annoymousish but James you know who you are! We took a minibus full of peopel and kit up on friday, in time for the rehursal at 5 that I didn’t know I supposed to be at, at the same time as discovering I wasn’t just token usher but a real one with other responsibilities no jsut leading the worship! ANYWAY got set up, started rehursing, a monent of pure genious let to the recording of this wee video! If you have never come across Bill Bailey got check out youtube ezpecially his Cockney Music sketch, this is a tribute to him.


the song is what a friend we have in Jesus, a great tune, was actually in a very Bryan Adams style come the day it sounded beautiful, I just wish we had a really video camera!

any way we went to the evening do and left in the minibus at 0020 got home at 0400, slept all of Sunday and then we were off on holiday to South West Wales for the week! More of that to come.

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