Laugh or Cry?

There are many times during my day with the kids when I don’t quite know whether to laugh or cry. Tonight before our son’s bedtime I took this photo, and it is not entirely obvious if HE is laughing or crying.

I can assure you he was laughing, be he has definitely had moments of tears today too.

He got quite upset at school today when a visitor from the charity NSPCC visited their class, and told them a story without using a book. This was such an alien concept to him, that he kept asking his teacher when the story was going to start, and could not be convinced that he was in fact listening to the story!

Here is a digital scrapbooking layout of him, using a photo I took earlier this week.

The kit used is a new kit by Dusty Bear called Spring Sprung.

We are planning to pack up most of the kitchen contents this weekend, in preparation for the new kitchen being installed at the end of next week.

We are currently co-ordinating kitchen fitters, electricians, gas fitters, new flooring, and the delivery of a skip as well as the new appliances! I am hoping everything and everyone appears when they should, or we will be cooking with only a microwave for a long time to come.

I am looking forward to sharing the work as the new kitchen “evolves”. I know how I envisage it in my mind – I just hope I can now turn it into a reality!

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  1. Yeah, I don’t know if my daughters would listen to a bookless story. LOL Can’t wait to see pics of your new kitchen!

  2. I hope your kitchen re-model goes well. I know it can be quite stressful. Beautiful photo and layout.

  3. What a little charmer. He can turn on the smiles or tears for power – usually reserved for little girls haha!

    I’m sure you will get all the kitchen sorted and installed and will be wondering where the time went!!

    I’ll be thinking of you – I’ll whip up a batch of … something.

  4. LOL! That sounds like my Sam! My laugh or cry moment this week was when Sam & April decided to have a yogurt/milk/water science experiment on my living room table…

  5. Your son is such a cutie! Bet you can’t wait to get your new kitchen, I really need to finish ours…but it could be a while. 🙂

  6. Can’t wait to see the kitchen ‘evolve’! We are about to have our kitchen cabinets become a lengthy project! So we can commiserate together.

    I am hoping that you won’t have to become too proficient in microwave cooking, but then again, think of the blog posts you could do?


  7. That is such a cute photo of your son.
    I’m looking forward to seeing how your kitchen renovations progress.

  8. I can’t wait to see how the kitchen turns out.

    Your son is such a wee smiler, I just can’t even imagine him crying.

  9. Can´t wait to see pictures of your new kitchen!

    Your son is such a cutie! And your shot and layout is wonderful

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