Alex had received a special award from school at the end of year assembly, for his great achievement in reading. He has been having problems with his hearing and didn't get the best of starts at school because of this (this is quite a story within itself, I may elaborate further another time). But he has done so well this year and I was so proud of him getting this award, so I did promise him a 'special treat'.
My dad took the boys and I up to the pet shop this morning to choose our new pet. He is a gingery, browny colour and we love him already. The boys don't get to see their grandfather very much so this I think made it all extra special for them.