4 sleeps

Man it has been busy! But school and preschool finished yesterday so now the pace is a little less hectic in the mornings and afternoons. The girls are still in their pj’s playing ‘families’, Amy is back in bed and I have five to update this blog while sipping a coffee – yay.

Yesterday I did a super shopping effort. Arrived at the mall shortly after 9, got a spot in the front and the God’s were looking favourably upon me because I found everything I needed first up, and was out of there (after doing the food shopping as well) by 11.30am. I came home and put all the purchases into 3 piles to make sure that no one had more than the other. All looking good! Poor old Amy though – not much in her sack this year – but what could a 4th girl/1 yr old/baby possibly need? Just some cuddles I reckon!

I had to work this week and there were some sad stories coming out of the ward. 2 babies up for adoption, and one deaf baby diagnosed. I’m working 6 days from Saturday to Friday (not Christmas day) so I pray for no scary situations and deaf bubs.

Holly had a terrific school report. Straight B’s indicating a High acheivement in all categories. She has just loved her teacher this year, mind you not everyone has, and Mrs L wrote that Holly was an absolute treasure to have in the class and will miss her terribly. Holly had little tears running down her cheeks when I read that out to her. Hope next year is just as successful.

Preschool finished with a bang, and Meg was sad to say goodbye to her little friends who won’t be going to her school next year. The teacher did up a super folder with her art work and photos with bits about what they all did throughout the year. It came with a CD of 128 photos of her time in preschool. They really went to a big effort and it is much appreciated. Holly still looks back on her folder with fondness, it is such a great idea.

Justin is on holidays from this arvo, it will be great to have him home for a few weeks. The holiday ground rules have been set and the kids know that the front step is where they’ll end up if there is mischief. Holly already spent time out there yesterday! All I want for Christmas is peace!

We had an email from some friends who are in India for their Christmas, complete with photos of them on a camel. Holly said “Mum if we aren’t doing anything next Christmas, can we go to India and ride a camel too?”. Isn’t life simple for kids? Good philosophy!

Have a wonderful weekend leading up to Christmas, drive carefully and enjoy it.