Friday, 31 January 2014

The Beginning of a New School Year

What lovely holidays we had but it all had to come to an end so that some routine could return to our lives.
We enjoyed having my SIL, Trudie and kids, Alex and Lachlan from Griffith to stay in the beginning of January. The cousins really enjoy each others company and just enjoy hanging out together. We then had some Bundaberg friends to stay for a weekend. The boys went to the 20/20 cricket which Nic really enjoyed. Great close game even if Brisbane didn't win and a great spectacle. Penny and I went to see Frozen at the movies which was a lovely movie with beautiful music - out iTunes favourite at present. In the last week the kids and I went to visit my family in Adelaide. Thank goodness we timed it in between heatwaves. We visited the SA museum, local pool, had dinner and lunch with my sister, Robyn and her new husband Ian, went to the National Motor Museum. The highlight was visiting the Gorge Wildlife Park at Cudlee Creek just out of Adelaide where we all got to cuddle a koala (a first for all of us).

On the school front, Nic and Penny are very pleased with their teachers. Nic has a male teacher who he says is "cool" and Penny's female teacher is just lovely. I think the things I least enjoy about the kid's school days are homework because they don't enjoy it and making school lunches. This week hasn't been too bad as Penny hasn't had any homework and Nic has been quite willing to complete the tasks set as they have been quite relevant and not too laborious. On the school lunches front, I made a big batch of sausage rolls and biscuits and a chocolate slice. The biscuits didn't last until the start of school but the rest have been enjoyed. I think I'll make a batch of mini quiches this weekend as they always go down a treat. I usually freeze the savoury (and sometimes sweet) food and it is nicely thawed by lunch time.
Our house is in disarray at present, rather like packing as we are having the downstairs interior painted. The kids are upstairs in the guest bedroom at present making bed time interesting with the constant chatter and giggles. The guest bedroom is getting quite a bit of use. I might have to put a Vacancy/No Vacancy sign out the front. The painting should be all finished by the middle of next week. Hope my colour selections look good.
Have a great weekend.
Rach xx

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