Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Sorry Mum and Dad. Good blogging habits are so hard to maintain!
Today is the last day of school and I am so relieved. I have had two strong reasons, recently, to be thankful for the stage my children are at. Firstly, the end of daylight saving meant that we actually got to sleep in for an extra hour. Facebook was full of horror stories about super early starts. Secondly, the holidays mean less work for me, not more. No lunches to make or supervise the making of, no homework, no reminding Bethany that she'll miss the bus if she doesn't get going and no remembering which uniforms and accessories are required for each day.
We have been enjoying proper rainy weather and the landscape has turned green. We have purchased long pants, cardigans and closed in shoes in preparation for our trip to the Blue Mountains next week. It's my favourite time of year, off to Easter Convention!
Bethany and Andrew went to Sydney last weekend to visit Grandad in hospital (he's OK). The weather wasn't good enough for the zoo, so they went ice skating. She got the hang of it in the end, but is still sporting a significant bruise on her cheek! We're hoping for an injury free Easter.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Andrew is getting right into gardening. This is our third house and this interest is just kicking in now. I'm enjoying it too, or at least am certainly enjoying the fruits of his labour. We have a large amount of garden to fill, front and back, so it is going to take a long time, but it is coming together.
The latest project, a raised veggie garden! Yesterday afternoon Andrew was teaching Archie the piano while I had coffee with Jane. Jane looked out the window and found Milo digging in the new garden bed, thankfully without veggies at that point. I called his name and he paused, mid scoop, with his bone in his mouth.
After his teaching, Andrew and Bethany planted the veggies and completed a fence! Hopefully, Milo found another spot for his bone.