I apologise for my absence this week. It has been a week of ups and downs. Poor Harry fell in class and hit his head. He ended up with 2 stitches above his left eye. Very brave little man and we will go have the stitches removed today. He is really enjoying school, apart from the fall of course! He has made some really nice friends and enjoys going off each day. Melanie, your journal became a focal point at show and tell last week. Harry's teacher loved the idea so much she started a new home work project for the kids and Harry got to be the first one. She put a kangaroo puppet named Joey in a bag with a little book. The kids get to take Joey home and write about their adventures with the children that night. So there you go, you are a beautiful, wonderful teacher and making an impact on kids around the globe!! Well done!
My friend Catherine had a beautiful baby boy on Thursday afternoon which was a wonderful, joyous occasion. It is so nice to have a fresh little baby around again and to see a baby born into such a loving family. You know where I have been spending my spare time!
Friday night was book club. Wow that month went fast and I did it!! I read the book and loved it. I am really looking forward to our next book "The Secret Life of Bees". Will keep you posted. We have a young Canadian girl who has joined our group so after our meeting I invited her to come stay with us. I was able to show her around Sandgate area in the morning. It was so nice to be able to offer up some kindness and hospitality. I think back to all the people that took us in and helped us on our travels.
Kevin worked again on Saturday but met us at lunch time in the city. We said goodbye to our new Canadian friend and we took the boys to the Brisbane Museum. It was great fun for the whole family and a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. We met friends in the late afternoon for dinner. Mia and Sethie are truly worshipped by the boys, so it is an evening thoroughly enjoyed by all. Sunday we had a BBQ with our old neighbours from Redcliffe. It was awesome to see the kids all playing together as if they hadn't been apart for 2 years. Unfortunately we didn't get to go inside our old house where Sam came into the world but just seeing the outside and visiting with our old friends was lovely.
I have also been working on a project Mum left me in charge of. She is donating 2 large boxes of books to Viroga Health Spa and Yoga Studio here in Sandgate. They are hoping to set up a library of sorts for their clients. I have been cataloguing and organising the books ready to deliver. I will let you know how it all turns out.
As for this week, I will be busy getting organised for New Zealand. We will have to pull out the few winter woolies that we brought with us and I am sooooooooooo looking forward to it!!!