This week has been hectic really. Sarah had Italian Day at school, complete with a parade and the consuming of gelati. I assisted with the class reading, I love to see the kids progressing so well, even ponting to the words as they read. Even if they don't know the word, they at least have a go.
roped into asked to help out with the Mother's Day Stall at school this coming Friday. I guess I do not mind, but I refuse to help out in the tuck shop.....cannot stand gossip.
Nicholas gave out invites to his party for the 12th of May....the countdown continues until when he turns 8. So now, it is ten sleeps until he is 8..okay..got that? LOL
Mia had to give in a recipe (or 12) with drawings on them for the Mother's Day Cookbook at Kindergarten. We typed out half of the book on an electric typewriter....I miss my old Olivetti. Each child that attends Kinder was supposed to hand in a recipe for the book, but, out of 28 families, only 2 participated..sad really. I cannot wait to receive it on Mother's Day, all bound together.
The gifts Tomas, Nicholas, Sarah and Mia have given to me every Mother's Day I have cherished. The memories created by their handwriting and art are the most valuable to me. THIS was the collection of things I got last year. However, huggs are the best, and spending the day together as a family most important.
Tomorrow there is an incursion at school for all the kids, "Sleeping Beauty" will be performed.
Today, Mia decided to dress up as Spidergirl and jump about on the trampoline for a while. She was web slinging across the yard, or so she says.
Last night was a weird wild and windy night, the wind kept me awake. I wish it had rained, and rained real hard...then, I would have slept and been less crabby.
A blog I have been reading since beginning my own blog is that of Hillbilly Mom, She has awarded me the honour of "Thinking Blogger Award". I am wrapped with that, it makes me feel special..blushes....this is the first award I have ever received here. I love everyone on my blogroll, and I cannot pick just five of you for this award, so I pick everyone of you :)
I have been part of a quest to get WRIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT since March this year. I have submitted 3 short stories thus far ( You can read them by clicking on the link above). It is a great thing to be part of, I am up against some awesome writers I can tell you. So, if you are having a boring day and need some laughs, head on over and catch up with the great stories that have been entered. We have to include the words submitted by each challenge's winner in our short stories. This is a task in itself I can tell you! I have had to get out the dictionary on a few occasions!!
Mia's new friend who came to visit today...a Praying Mantis. It was safely returned to the tree in our garden.