Sunday, 16 October 2011

Fun Weekend

Our weekend kicked off with a birthday afternoon tea at our house for my niece Alex on Friday. Cake and cordial for the kids and champers and sushi for the Trudie and I. It was also a celebration of my finishing 2wks straight of work. I am glad I achieved it but am quite happy to be back to 3 days this week.
Saturday morning started with a ripper storm which woke us up at 5am (2nd Saturday in a row) with loud clashing thunder and heavy rain. The children were mortified as it was their school's community day in celebration of the new hall opening. By 10am it was bright sunshine but due to the volume of rain most of the rides were unable to operate due to the slushy oval. The rides are returning in the last week of school for a fun day. We watched Nick in the junior choir 'Cantori' and he sang beautifully but was so serious. Penny also sang with the Preps and Nick sang again with the grade 3's. We really enjoyed watching the Sherwood Arrows which is the school skipping team and are the longest serving demonstration team in Australia. Penny assures us that she is joining the team. She'll need plenty of practice! We came home with some delicious fudge and rocky road, oh and some rum balls which I disgustingly devoured in one sitting because they were so delicious!
Today, Nick was busy with writing a couple of letters and school work this morning. He wrote a talk for which we also made a chainsaw! I find he is much more interested if we get really crafty and messy involving paint. He also had the motivation of a play date at his friend's place if all of the work was finished. Nick had a fun time at his friend's place swimming, building Lego and playing DS.
Penny and I were busy cutting out crowns to decorate for her party and planning a pony for 'Pin the Tail on the Pony'. She has picked out a My Little Pony cake which looks quite easy and only involves using the figurines and a round cake rather than creating a pony out of cake!
One day I'll dust my camera off again and take photos to show all that we have done. In the mean time here are some more LO's that I have done. Oh and by the way, my LO that was photographed by Scrapbooking Memories in May has now been commissioned for Vol 14No 4 - perhaps Jan or Feb edition next year.

Nick and Penny have Vacation Care tomorrow as it's a pupil free day but usually really enjoy it and I'm not allowed to arrive before 3.30pm as they have yummy afternoon teas supplied :)
Have a great week.
Rach xx


Petrina McDonald said...

you've gotta be quick to catch all the extra good layouts these days!!!

Shandell said...

Gosh you have all been so busy lately :) Loving all the new layouts!! Congrats on getting another LO published!