This is going to be a super crazy week

Trip Start Sep 16, 2011
Trip End Nov 20, 2011

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Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Monday, May 14, 2012

Again, 7.30am comes around too early and I do not feel at all like doing the 30-day shred. But I do.  We missed Mother's Day and as some kind of punishment it is twice as hard today.  This is not good as it was already pretty hard.

But we make it through it.  We inhale brekkie and the fellas get ready and go to swimming.  I use the hour to ring and text folk, sort out the shopping list, and to get ready.

When the fellas come back Woody does not want to get out the car.  We are going to a new playgroup this morning and he is pretty excited about it.  He thinks if he waits in the car it will hurry me up.  It does.  So I razz around making sure we have sufficient snacks and refreshments and we are on our way.

We have been to the centre where the playgroup is before, but the sessions we go to the climbing frame is not open.  For this playgroup there are loads of activities in the garden and the kids can play on the climbing frame.  It’s a pretty big deal for Woody.

It is the most beautiful day and I sit on the grass and watch Woody on the climbing frame and the sandpit.  There are so many brilliant toys out.  Elwood finds an ocky strap and this is what he plays with pretty much the entire time.  Using it as a fishing rod and setting up some intricate rescues which involve rescuing himself.  He loves it.  It is not a toy; it is from the awning for the sandpit.  So I am a bit worried about him flinging around the hook at the end, but he is playing happily so I leave him to it and hope that nobody loses as eye.  Nobody does, so, it’s all good.

Woody has a blast at the play group.  He briefly plays on the fishing game and the space hoppers and we run into a lovely friend from footy. When this 4 year old little boy sees Woody he comes over and says 'How are you going buddy’.  It is lovely.

Woody enjoys story time and snack time (obviously).  Then we find out something which Woody is very excited about.  There is a toy library at the centre we are at and it opens in about 10 minutes.  So we kick around and Woody gets to choose 2 toys to take home for a fortnight.  He chooses and very big car park set type thing and a Japanese Dinner Playset.  He is very very happy about this and wants to go home straight away to play.  We don’t do this.

Instead we head over to a lovely nearby park with a fantastic climbing frame and we have a picnic lunch.  It is a perfect day and completely relaxing.

After about an hour we head back the children’s centre where they have a session on how children learn, and this week the theme is motor skills.  There were loads of activities out which Woody seemed to especially enjoy this week.  He plays with castle building blocks, plays with some other blocks to build a car / boat contraption and also plays on something called a tap-tap board which has little nails and pieces of wood which you tap into thick cork board.  Woody thoroughly enjoys it.  He also plays on an obstacle course and then we go inside and revert to the usual playgroup activity – play in the kitchen.  Woody has a snack and I watch a short DVD and then we are on our way home.  I am hoping Woody has a little shut eye in the car.  He does not.

At home Woody plays with his new toys.  We have a great game of ‘Japanese restaurant’.

And then Grandma gets home from her shopping trip we drink the greatest cup of coffee in the world and put some dinner on. Woody watches a DVD, Noah gets back to work and the Mothership and I head out.

We go to Spotlight Fabric store and buy a random collection of things; some paints, some stuff for bunting, some black icing; some elastic and ribbon.

And then we are on our way again.  This time to Bunning hardware store.  We buy potting mix, some plants, and some gardening tools.  It is Woody’s party this weekend and we always spend the week before Woody’s birthday doing things that we have been meaning to do for ages.  We buy enough bits to fill the empty pots and we are on our way home.

At home we eat some of Noah’s Mothers Day Granola and Woody eats his dinner.  And then Mum and I are off again.  This time, Zumba.  We are both tired and we are hoping Zumba will give us the little kick in the back side we need.

Well it does.  We have a ball and dance our hearts out.  And then, we run out of batteries, for me, about half way through the class.  I am suddenly shattered, but I make it through the class, just.....

And one more job to do for today.  We go and buy the food for Woody’s party.  Mum comes too which is just as well – two trolley loads!  Also, Mum and I both seem to be using the trollies as a walking aid.  Our legs seem to have chosen the middle of Woolies to sieze up.  We hobble to the check out and back home where Noah unloads the car and Mum and I try and get our legs to remember how to move.

We have some toasted sandwiches, Mum goes to sleep, and I eat so many crisps I might just go bang.  Noah continues work, I blog and we look at what we have to do tomorrow.

And that is it for today.  I feel broken.  A couple of things which we have to get done tonight and then beautiful sleep. 

Goodnight, sleep tight.  x
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Helen on

Love the party decorations. xxxx

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