Just a quick anecdote before I go to sleep.
After Joshua got ready for bed and it was story time I grabbed up his library book (from school, about a chicken, quite funny) and asked if he’d picked it himself.
He proceeded to tell me that Matilda, from his class, had originally had it and he had one about a penguin. He went on to say that Matilda really likes penguins and so he had offered to swap it with hers, so she could have that one for the week. Deanne and I were so proud of him.
When we popped in to check on him, before coming to bed ourselves, Snuggles accompanied us and tried to get comfy – hence the picture! We brought him out again but I think he would happily have slept in there.
Gym and swim tomorrow because Monday is a bank holiday so his gymnastics class was moved.
So today was a bank holiday, sadly Deanne had to go in to University for a lecture this morning, but on the bright side it meant I got a day with my boy!
Our weekend has been rather crazy…Saturday was really busy (for Joshua), because of the bank holiday Joshy didn’t have gymnastics today, so he went to a make-up class on Saturday morning. Of course he also does swimming on Saturday afternoon, so by the end of the day he was absolutely bejiggered.
Sunday was Julie’s birthday, there was a family gathering at a nice café/restaurant in Fremantle for lunch, the food was great and, unusually, there was a whole load of vegetarian food on the menu (thank you Julie). Unfortunately we were too full for pudding, but we have to go back because they had the most fantastic selection of (enormous) cakes. We’ll take you there when you visit.
Today Josh and I had our final trip to Scitech before our passes run out. Josh and I got ready at the same time this morning, in that he had a bath while I showered, he dried himself off and got his clothes ready and on. He helped me pack our snacks and lunch, then we set off. We were the second people through the door so he got to choose what to do first with no competitors. We played on just about everything, and Joshy had a fantastic time doing experiments, watching puppet shows and making and testing things.
I’ve included a bunch of pictures to make up for the dearth of posts recently, however they’re more or less all from this weekend. I’ll try and remember to drop some others in the Dropbox when I get a chance.
Anyway, life seems a bit more sorted now, I need to get on with a music review so I’ll write in a couple of days when I’ve finished it.
Drawing at the Café
The Slide we Discovered at Point Walter
A Climbing Wall
Arriving at Scitech
Making a Flyer
Flying a Flyer
I’m on call this week so keeping it short and sweet.
Joshua finishes his first year at school tomorrow, and what a year! He’s taking in some cards for his friends and might be meeting up with a few of them over the summer holidays.
That still feels weird, breaking up for the summer holidays…and Christmas!!! Barbecues all round.
He also did his last gymnastics lesson of the year today, but will be starting again in 2015, as well as being enrolled to start swimming lessons. He’s going to be super busy.
Deanne is working hard to get her business off the ground, while she’s not at work on a Monday and Tuesday, and I’m still figuring out what to do at work, as well as getting closer each day to publishing my book.
I’ve also been making some Xmas decorations as we left all ours in the UK. The one you can see below is an Ewok, from Return of the Jedi.
I had an early day today, partly because I’m on call this week and thought I’d make the most of the fact I was working anyway, more or less, but also so I could get home early enough to go to Joshy’s Gymnastics class with him and Deanne.
I arrived at about five o’clock, and got on with handling a bunch of jobs which had built up, while I was dealing with the network outage in Melbourne that I spent the better part of the weekend sorting out. The rest of the day was a mixed bag of new stuff and thing I’ve already encountered.
I got home in plenty of time to walk over to Joshua’s school and meet Dee as she arrived. Joshua is still doing dinosaurs at school and he brought out a fossil he had made of a stegosaurus skeleton, as you can see below.
Gymnastics was really good, he was the first of his group there and toddled off to sit down with the teacher while they were waiting to start. It was brilliant seeing him do the different exercises, like working on the bar, doing star jumps and attempting cartwheels. It made me feel quite emotional! He was very good.
It’s his day out tomorrow at kindy so I’ll find out how it went and try and write to you if I get a chance. Not quite such an early start for tomorrow, although I need to pick up some parcels from the sorting office (diabetes supplies), so I can’t leave too late in the afternoon.