its been a bit like that around here lately, nothing greatly exciting but enough happenings to throw daily routines out, and have my little boy say this morning "can we stay at home today please mum?" (and then promptly hared off down the shed all bright eyed when he realised one of his grown up mates was in the shed doing boy stuff).
Still, its been crazy enough, with more crazy to come, so much so The Husband told me to be like Sam Jam Bulu (I'm A-1 efficient, I know what to do!!) anyone familiar with that Lynley Dodd story will realise that Sam Jam Bulu did not get too far despite his running about being all very efficient. Hmm, maybe I am already like Sam Jam Bulu. Sigh.
So, a recap, it has been noted by eagle eyed readers that the boy seems to be now castless. YES HE IS! We slipped into town one afternoon and with a buzz of the plaster saw and a few snips, it was off. He spent the weekend reluctantly bandaged for support and hasn't looked back. He then went and lost a very wobbly tooth, properly lost on the lawn whilst eating a crunchy pear. A letter had to be written to the tooth fairy so we could tell her it was his tooth if she happened to find it.
We went for a drive to Richmond to collect a stray steer and a horse (long story), which loaded backwards. A first for everything. The road was that rough he came off that truck with far more excitement than he went on!
We had the boy's 6th birthday, which I posted about last week. Still can't believe he is six. Good thing he still likes to sneak in and give his mum a cuddle in bed.
Then, after all of that running about and cake making, we were busy packing bags, writing names on everything, finding togs and sneakers, the girls were off on school camp to North Keppell Island! They left at 10am on Saturday.
They were all just a wee bit excited...ten minutes after the bus departed, Angus asked me how many sleeps before they got back.
Since then, we have taken the horse from Richmond and delivered it to The Oasis, some 250kms to our north, swapping it for a lovely sweet natured little KIDS HORSE! That took care of another day, the best part of it over by the time we got home. The next day, I took the new pony down to my parents place to go in the paddock with the rest of the kids horses, and then back to the inlaws place to help bag meat and make sausages. Was a bit weary come bed time last night.
and if that isn't enough action and excitement, we are off to the Gold Coast next week! Only away for four days, plus two for travel, but we plan to fill in our four days with theme parks, swimming and wee bit of shopping. We are meeting up with friends down there. Kids are excited about the plane rides, mum is a bit twitchy about the short time between plane landing and catching trains, all late at night, and all with a spare kid in tow. (yes, the same spare kid as usual).
We leave here on Sunday, so madly watering the garden and organising care-takers and the like. Counting socks and undies...
So comes the packing of suitable clothing into small carry-on bags (not seasoned travellers here in the slightest, so that could be interesting) charging of cameras and wondering is it worth taking the dSLR or just the light and portable point and shoot. Tips and hints on theme park dos don'ts and ettiquitte would also be appreciated. Deep breath....I'm A1 efficient, I know what to do.....