Hi everyone :)
Well it’s been a pretty good week here in our household.
We had a VERY quiet week to the start of school… on Monday only 15 of my children came to school! Since I couldn’t run my usual programme we decided to have a BIG clean-up in the classroom. We got all those ‘little things’ done… cleaning out the art cupboards, sorting out all the games and de-cluttering to the max. It’s made such a difference!
Krystal and Chris also celebrated their third anniversary last weekend and she thankfully shared some photos with me. Instead of giving each other gifts each year they DO SOMETHING! This year they planned a trip to Auckland and spent an entire day at Rainbows End enjoying rides. They also visited the zoo and other tourist attractions as well as visiting Krystal’s dad and his family. Congratulations Krystal and Chris xx
We got a big delivery of newspapers in the senior school as part of our N.I.E. (Newspapers in Education) programme. Since we don’t actually use the paper (just the insert) I collected up heaps of them and took them down to the vet so that they could use it in their surgery. The only problem was that when I got home Toby could smell the vets on me and he WAS NOT impressed about missing out at all. Thankfully I had a treat for him so I was ‘almost’ forgiven!
On Wednesday we had rain, rain and more rain at school and my kids were a bit fed up with being inside. Usually they don’t worry about me having my camera out but on this day they really started hamming it up so I had to include one of the photos in this weeks pages.
Next year Mum and I are planning a trip to Australia. I’ve already started saving but that’s not the same has having something tangible in your hand as a reminder. A couple of weeks ago ‘Treat Me’ had a special on their website for a travel document holder so I decided to get one… in lime green! I totally love it and now I’m even more determined and excited about our trip.
On Saturday Mum and I both went over to Hamilton to visit the craft fair so we met at Krystal’s place. Mum had her new car with her (and it’s really a lovely car!). When I saw the licence plate I had to laugh and Mum asked what was so funny. The licence place starts with ‘GMH’ which to me translated immediately into ‘Grand Ma Hoons’… actually she thought that was quite funny.
While we were at the craft fair I got a few photos of the quilts (and YES I asked permission first!) and I have to say that the hours and hours of work that they have put into their quilts was absolutely worth it!
I also asked one of the ladies working there to take a photo of the three of us as we don’t actually get to see each other all together that often. We had a wonderful time going around the stalls and Mum and I both made a few purchases. Afterwards we went to a couple of other shops that were in walking distance and then had lunch back at Krystal’s before heading for our respective homes. Thanks Mum and Krystal for coming with me xx and ‘Hi’ to Loreen and Joan who I also caught up with extremely briefly!
This morning when I went outside spring had finally arrived as the very first blossoms had opened up on the tree. There are hundreds of little buds waiting for their turn so I’m sure it will look beautiful in a few days time.
In Term 4 my class will be working with two others on a study about elephants and while I was looking for some resources I came across this gorgeous photo of a little boy and a baby elephant. It was too adorable not to be used in my album so I combined it with some MME paper and a 7 Gypsies sticker to create my little piece of art for the week.
So that’s been my week… lots to do and lots of fun. I hope you all have a wonderful week and I’ll catch up with you again on Wednesday xx