Monday, February 02, 2009

And here we go again...

O M Goodness, the holidays are OVER!!! Seven weeks ago, I was wondering how I was going to cope, and now we're at the other end, and I'm beginning to wonder how I'll cope with being on the go (go, GO!) again!!!

Today saw Dave taking Bryn to his first Monday session at creche before heading off to work. Bryn coped ok, despite his beloved Sienna not being there. Apparently, he did seem to be looking around for her a bit before Dave had to leave. Then around an hour into the session he seemed a bit sad and Monica noticed a tear rolling down his cheek, so she went over and jollied him a bit and got to go outside and play and then he seemed happy (so good to have people I can trust there!)... Next week Jayne will be filling in, so he'll have someone else he knows while he's getting to know the new group of kids.

While Dave and Bryn were out, Erik, Luey and I tidied the house and I did the dishes. Then the boys and Ari and I went to the shopping centre to get a couple of pairs of shorts for school. The boys also got new insulated lunch boxes and drink bottles (with ice packs).

Then we picked up Bryn, who was happily drawing when we got there. Then back home, lunch, and then Joy, Jen and Tabs came over for a BaBs planning meeting.

Once they left. I organised a quick tupperware order to be delivered on Wednesday (sandwich keepers for school lunches - I used to own 5, but can only find 2??? We must have a tupper imp in out house...)

Then a call from another friend which saw me organising for Erik to do drama this term (yay, I've been wanting to organise extra-curricula activities for the boys since the middle of last year, but it's so hard to get them to and from activities with Bryn (and now Ari) in tow, but R and I have worked out a barter whereby she does the ferrying and I watch her kids while she teaches mine), Luey will be doing pottery. I'm very excited for them, I hope they have a ball!

Tonight has been all about getting school clothes, school bags and what not set out. We had to label Erik's books, and he got a pencil case with textas, colour pencils, leads, pens (!!!), scissors, erasers, a ruler and a glue stick (this stuff goes into a class pool for the junior school, but now Erik is in middle primary, woot!)...

Tomorrow will see all of us hiking to school to check out the new classrooms and new teachers, and then I have to pick up a breast pump from a school mum friend, who just happens to be a breastfeeding counsellor. Then I'll retrieve the boys from school, take them to their Xcurricula activities and then head home with Bryn and Ari - Dave will pick them up on the way home from work.

Wednesday is back to BaBs.

Thursday might be a morning walk and then I should probably at least LOOK at the precise for my novel (argh!!!)

The days are filling up so quickly!

1 comment:

Juniper said...

Sif, I have to postpone our walk - argh! Shall msn or call you to discuss, or speak about it at babs

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