How was your day today? Our kids went back to school after two weeks off. Having spent everyday at the swimming pool for their swimming lessons, I would have gladly had a few more days of holidays! It's been a while since I did a 'Today in Ten' post, so I thought I'd give it a go again today. Rather boring, but at least it shows that life at our house also involves much that is mundane and normal, much like everyone elses!
(peak hour in the mud room as they all collect their school bags from their lockers – job number two, after getting dressed – Daniel hasn't quite got the routine sorted yet…)
(there's usually time for some reading – and nose-picking – before school)
Marcus and I started the school day with a trip to Bunnings. As cute as those little trolleys are, I so wish that they did not exist! They make for such a very slow trip through the store. And Marcus is emphatic about choosing one without the tall flag/handle, so that I won't help him. Here he is busy rearranging everything nice and neatly in the trolley. Oh, and every time we stop, he lines up all four wheels in the right direction. I can't convince him that all he has to do is start pushing and they'll line up by themselves… Stubborn two year old!
Pretty much right after arriving home, I developed a nasty stitch/cramp in my tummy, which stayed around for the rest of the day, so that forced things to happen at a very slow pace!
I've been working on a secret crafty project for a certain young lady who will soon turn 10. So far it has involved mason jars, fabric scraps, stuffing, assorted paints, cork and more. I look forward to sharing more eventually, but these photos show some of the progress made today:
Oh, and in between the stitching we enjoyed coffee time together. It's always good when there is some cake left over from Sunday!
Marcus occupied himself by wearing all of Hannah's hair lackies.
There was an after school doctor's visit for 4cm diameter blister. I've never dealt with doctors and hospitals very well, but having given birth to five children I though I might have grown up. Unfortunately taking my daughter to the doctor to sort out her blister still makes me very-nearly faint away!
And right at the end of the afternoon, in the last half hour before chores/bath/dinner, I stole some quiet drawing time. Yesterday Marcus had some fun with a large balloon/ball, while I snapped away. I took at least 100 photos. The photos are not brilliant, but they are the perfect raw material for many future drawings. So many fun poses and expressions. I made a start with them this afternoon.