Kind of the last day of Joshua’s holiday today as he’s at daycare tomorrow. So I gave him the choice of what to do for the day.
We started off reading some books in bed, then playing with his car ramp and some wool, which he usually uses to make bead necklaces and bracelets with. He wrapped the wool around the ramp and then pushed some of the cars down it. This kept him amused for a while. Then it was time for a snack so he watched a bit of TV and ate some fruit and a yoghurt.
We got washed and dressed and then spent some time playing with the tablet which lasted us until close to lunch time.
After lunch he wanted to take his scooter to Bibra Lake park, so we headed out at around one-ish and started scootering! At first he only wanted to go to the local playground, but then decided to head on to the medium one, which is quite a way away. The picture is from where he told me he was too tired and had to take a break from scooting and have a lie down on the grass, after which we ran around there for a while. After the rest stop we drove on to the playground and played there for about twenty minutes, then he asked if it was okay to go to the big playground, a little further around the lake. So we headed on.
It was there that we bumped into a couple of the kids (one of which is called Joshua) and their mum from the pre-primary class next to Joshua’s at kindy, so she and I had a chat while Josh climbed all the way up to the top and slid down a number of times, after which he insisted that I join him.
We were more than half way round the lake at this point, so we struck on towards home, which meant that by the time we finished we had circumnavigated the entire 5.954 KM circumference of the lake. I was tired, I hate to think how the poor boy felt, although it wasn’t hard to tell because as soon as we got home he lay on the sofa, asked for Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and just crashed there until tea was ready.
We had garlic bread with a lasagne Deanne made last weekend and froze. It was very nice.
As I say, tomorrow is daycare and I have a few things to do. I’ll try and Skype you some time soon.
A more positive day today!
We went out this morning to look at the house we’ve applied to rent in Bibra Lake. I’ve seen it already but Deanne wanted to check it out. She liked it as much as I did. As we were leaving and we’d had a chat to the agent doing the viewing she came to catch us just as we were about to go out the front door and asked our names, then said that she’d talk to the client and let them know we would be really good tenants. So that’s quite good. Of course doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll get it, but has to help.
We then went to Garden City so Joshua could spend his vouchers at the ABC Shop. He had a good look around and was torn between a bunch of things, but eventually settled on a boxed set of Octonauts toys for $25 and a DVD about dinosaurs for $15. Then we stopped for a drink and a bird to eat at a little cafe before coming home for lunch, after which he had a nap.
Dee and I went to look at another house, in Leeming, and when we got back it was time for the guests to arrive. Julie has known Thelma and Sam for years, and therefore Deanne and Monique have known each other for ever. Joe is Monique’s husband and they have a baby called Xavier (they’ll have to excuse my spelling!).
I didn’t get to talk to Monique about archaeology, but we all had a good chat and I got a hold of the young ‘un, so that was nice.
After they went we did the washing up, watched the latest Pooh Bear DVD Josh has taken out of the library, then got him ready for bed.
This evening we watched Death In Paradise, very good, and are now in bed.
Big day tomorrow as Deanne and I are going to the Blues and Roots festival to watch the Dave Matthew’s Band, along with Jake Bug, who’s from Nottingham.
This means I might not get to write as we’ll be home late.
We had a relatively relaxed Sunday. We got up a bit later than usual and did our breakfast stuff. We stayed at home for a little bit but then went out to visit Bibra Lake, which is a big lake surrounded by a cycle track, grassy areas you can sit and have a picnic, and playgrounds.
When we arrived Joshua had a quick climb up the equipment then slid down a curly slide (as per the picture). Then we went for a walk around the lake until we found somewhere nice to have a little picnic I had put together, nothing special, just a couple of drinks, some muesli bars and some dried fruit for Joshy.
Then we headed back to the playground and gave him ten minutes to play before we had to leave again, to get home and see Sharon and Rick who had come round to Julie’s for lunch. We ate lunch and chatted with them about all sorts of things, but then Joshua started being a bit grumpy so I put him to bed and read him a story.
Of course he told us he wasn’t tired but then slept for about three hours, hopefully that’ll be enough to get him through two days of kindergarten this week! Deanne and I watched a movie while he was asleep and Julie, Sharon and the two Ricks hung out in the garden chatting and finishing lunch.
When Joshua woke up again it was almost tea time but we let him watch the end of the film with us (it was about a family that bought a zoo, so fairly tame), then he had beans and toast, followed by an ice lolly, then he got ready for bed.
Tomorrow he is, of course, at kindy so I’m going to try calling people back whom I’ve sent my CV to, to try and find out if they are in any way interested in me or if there’s anything I need to do differently to actually get them to give me some work.