Cracking on

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

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Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A very important discovery late yesterday will change our lives forever. I worked out how to program the heater so it starts up an hour before we have to get out of bed. This means I will be able to get up earlier without being (too) grumpy, Elwood will not have to nag us for so long to get out of bed, and Noah will get the odd lie in.  We are all winners and it is only 7am.  You can't do better than that.

Woody and I eat, chat and get ready.  Noah gets up and the fellas play hungry, hungry hippo whilst I finish getting ready.  Woody and I are out the door and on our way to sing and groove (practically) on time.  We get stuck straight into singing and dancing; Woody is delighted to be there.  He joins in everything super happily.  We then spend half an hour in the playroom where Woody kindly builds a house (with a garage) for humpty dumpty.   Humpty celebrates by having a tea party in the garden.  It is all very civilised.

Next we go to the reading session and the book is about a hippo who forgot to kiss his mum goodbye in the morning and he feels sad when he sees all the other animals with their mums.  All the kids love the book.  And Woody is delighted that there’s a lion in it.  The teacher reads the story again and all the children have a special contribution to make in the story.  They love it.  They then play a game where the teacher sets up a little jungle area and the children get tricky instructions about what the hippo needs to do.  They all love this as well.  They then have to guess some sounds and then they all play memory game.  The children concentrate in all the games and just seem to be really enjoying themselves.   

Then the children can do some activities: there are animal puzzles, animal books and a monkey craft.  Woody happily just does the puzzles and we read the books.  He surprises me by saying he wants to take home the monkey craft.  Fine by me.

We head home and I make Woody lunch, drink tea, chat to Noah, Woody plays with play doh and by some sort of miracle I also manage to cook dinner.  I must have gone into some kind of time warp or something because I was only home for about 30 minutes.

We then head out to Woody’s literacy class.  I sit and work on yesterday’s blog and drink beautiful coffee.  I also listen to my audio book.  It is a super productive 45 minutes.

As usual Woody super enjoyed his class; he did not want to leave.  The teacher said he did really well, and then she clarified and said that he always does well but that this week was even better.  That’s my boy.  We have noticed quite a significant change in Woody since he has gone to this class.  We are over the moon, and his confidence with the alphabet and learning is going from strength to strength.

Back at home I make lunch for Noah and I, and a second lunch for Woody.  And then Noah is back to work.  Woody has a bit of a play and then watches the Lion King.  I tidy up the kitchen and finish yesterday’s blog. 

Then Woody and I do the monkey craft from the reading group today.  Then he dresses up in his new racing car driver outfit from Aunty Jennie (which Woody just loves and looks brilliant in!  Thank you so much!).  He then pretends to be a mechanic and works on his car bed and then we play a little wind up car game for a while. 

And then it is Toy Story games.  The usual shenanigans; Woody loses his hat.  I then finish up dinner and make our veggie meal less veggie for Woody.  We eat and it’s delicious.  I have made a new chilli recipe and it is a winner.  And Noah finishes the first draft of the webiste design and sends it off.  Big winner.

Woody has a wash and gets ready for bed.  Noah reads to Woody and Noah and Woody are both asleep in no time.  Meanwhile I tidy up and do Woody’s lunch for tomorrow morning, in an effort to not be constantly running late.

I look up a load of print companies for Noah to call around to, look into trestle tables and bunting.  Tick, tick, tick – that’s the sound of things getting done off the list.

I then work on my homework for preschool.  I think we are sorted on the home baking stall but we are considering a DIY craft stall so I sorted some ideas for that.  And then some ideas for Christmas cards – that’s thinking ahead people.  I feel good about this as I have been meaning to get to this for 2 weeks.  Excellent.

Noah has had some ideas so he is back in the office hopefully turning his great ideas into great things we can sell!

And that is today.  Not terribly exciting but happy, productive and rewarding.  I’ll settle for that.

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