Monday, February 27, 2006

Holidays - where did they go?

I can’t believe half term is over already! We have celebrated two birthdays in our house this month - Abigail was 5 a couple of weeks ago and Phoebe turns 4 tomorrow! We actually pretended her birthday was today as Granny was here and Mondays are always such rushed days with school, playgroup and swimming. Plus Daddy is at work tomorrow, so today was better all round. Bless her, she had asked for a trampoline - so we got her the octagonal one in the Argos catalogue and she and the others have been bouncing all day long in the middle of the lounge! Its destiny is the garden, but at least it fits in the lounge for now :) The girls also got a sandpit between them (the square wooden one in Argos Cat’ - we love Argos!!) and they were thrilled with it. I just hope the weather warms up soon for them now!

Besides birthdays we have had the usual half-term holiday club going on at church, which Paul is always part of and the oldest three children go to now. That left me with three little ones for three afternoons this week. Most afternoons the two smallest slept, leaving Phoebe and me alone together to have some one-on-one time - FAB!!  So, we embarked on her ‘Wheels on the Bus” project (from live’n’learn press) which I have been wanting to do with her for some time and she was SO keen. As soon as the others were out she was asking to ‘do school’ (school especially for her this week - she knew that was a good thing!)  We have had a great week - making box-model buses, painting, printing ‘tyre’ tracks and she has done some beautiful colouring & learnt the letter ‘b’.  I shall post up the pictures (promise), but we have one more flap-bus to add before it’s completed. I was hoping we would do it yesterday, but she went out to a friend’s to play instead.

I’m not too good at blogging at the moment as I and some others are busy organising a children’s charity event to happen in a couple of weeks time (a variety show type thing) and there is lots of admin’, which I volunteered to do too much of! Also I’ve have had ‘puter troubles, so we’ve bought a new tower, but I am still in the throws of trying to collate all my resources and delete all the unnecessary stuff from the old hard drive (which is sitting in the new machine as a slave quite happily, but needs major cleaning up!). The old PC has been re-formatted and is making it’s way downstairs for the kids, but that needs some fiddling with too one day. And what with that and school planning for two and a half children, it’s all busy, busy here and blogging is always top of my ‘want’ to list and bottom of my ‘need’ to list I’m afraid!! But I am still alive and I occasionally do nip around to have a little read and update myself on your lives, so don’t think you are all forgotten about!


Jan said...

Don't be hard on yourself Caroline - it's good to hear a round-up of how you all are, however infrequent.

Caroline said...

thanks Jan! :)

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