Yes 8... that is what Jez had for breakfast this morning! I can see our food bills going through the roof as they get older!
The boys are really excitied as their cousins arrived last night. They haven't seen them yet as they arrived at nearly 10pm but they are coming to pick them up from school tonight so there will be a lot of excitement on the playground. Also it is the last day for Jenny Antony who has taught at the school for 35 years! Yes 35 years! And the amazing thing is that she is one of the best teachers in the school, no staleness or loss of enthusiasm. She is the only teacher that I have never heard a negative word about. All other teachers manage to do something that someone doesn't like but Jenny is so docile, calm and lovely that everyone thinks she is brill. She will be doing some supply teaching which is great as the kids will miss her. On the flip sode it is a male teacher that is replacing Jenny which is going to be great for Ben in the last term of the year. It will be really interesting to see how he responds to a male and I hope he is really challenged.
Ben hasn't been chosen for the school netball team which if I am honest I am surprised about. I think probably his gender went against him as they are only allowed 2 boys per team and there were more boys who were good than girls. They have probably struggled to find the girls and had a glut of boys. Ben was upset not to be chosen and I have spoken to the teacher as she hasn't seen them play really but has gone on the other teachers recommendation. She is going to have a think about it and perhaps give Ben a trial. I don't want to be a pushy parent but it seems a shame that those who don't quite make the mark don't get to do the club at all. She wanted someone else to run another club but there isn't anyone to do it.
We have bought our bookcases for the top of the stairs from Ikea... here's hoping they are as good as they look in store!! (and easy to assemble!)