My children always give me so many reasons to be cheerful:
With the help of Ivy, I took my two little ones to an Aqua Tots session at our local swimming pool. They both absolutely loved it. It made me feel a bit guilty that I don't make the effort to take them swimming more often but maybe I will now. The swimming pool has a No Photographs policy so rather than showing you two little water babies in their cute swimming costumes, I can only show you the result of all that exercise and fun.
My daughter Taylor turned 17 this week. Her provisional driving licence arrived through the post on her birthday and she has already taken two of the lessons that we bought her to get her started. She came back from her first experience of being behind the wheel with a big smile on her face and saying "I am an awesome driver". For the sake of our finances, I am seriously hoping that means she will pass her test with the minimum number of lessons!
Daughter Charis has been performing in a play with the local Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society. I have tickets for me and my mum (the only other family member with thespian aspirations) to go and see her on Friday. I am sure she will be fantastic and make me proud but I will be very glad when it is all over. The rehearsal schedule and the late nights are starting to really take their toll.