Saturday, 26 October 2019

A bit of catching up

A few things to catch up on from over the Summer months, seeing as winter is looming...

First, I found a few photos from our Easter holidays!

We get some spectacular sunsets and sunrises around here, but the moon rarely looks this spectacular... 

Lots of paddling pool fun this year...

Miriam also has a bit of design flair

SHOP! What else would we do with a giant box?
(we'll see soon...)

Esther is getting the hang of her balance bike

A rare daytime babysitter allowing a lunch out

Lydia really enjoyed the fire engine at the school fete - especially when they put the lights on for her!

Just about to leave church, I went looking for the girls and found them doing this in the creche. Needless to say we took a little while longer to leave that day.

Miriam made a game for her Grandma to play!

Esther being quite capable of playing on the big girl toys

No comment :)

For some reason Esther wanted to keep the sun off the see saw.

New aprons for all!

some nice sister playing.

Last time at Messy Church the girls made squeezy stress balls using balloons filled with these water ball things. Unfortunately we had a balloon burst...

This was missing for over a month. Very happy when found!

Another use for a box. Lydia wanted to make a surfboard and we had plenty of cardboard left from her new bunk bed, so we now have four very nicely decorated surfboards in the house. A surprisingly popular activity!

Naomi was in the Gang Show again.
She definitely has a performance gift! She did a great job.

Once in a while the older two tidy their bedroom. This is how it can look.

Closeup on Miriam's shelf, which is currently a doll's bedroom.

She gets left for one minute and ends up with pen all over her face. Brilliant.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Esther drawing

She's getting the hang of this! If you look closely you can definitely see a face there...

Monday, 23 September 2019

The dreaded nits

Yes, we had a houseful of them. Naomi was scratching a lot, and on closer inspection had quite the infestation. Then it turns out we all did! Or at least we all felt itchy enough from the very thought of it! Naturally, of course, this came one week before our lovely summer holiday, so we all got a treatment of the special shampoo (even me - having just returned from Prague, which I'm sure would have counted as quarantine...) Yet, weeks later, the darn things keep making a comeback! It's enough to cause nightmares - what's that screaming? Aaaaargggh!

(emphasis may have been added for dramatic effect - in fact these later covert photos suggest that there was even some enjoyment of the whole affair. Stranger and stranger it gets.)

Messy Church

Messy Church is becoming a fixture on our calendar! About once every 6 weeks or so, the girls really look forward to going to it and it is a really nice way for as all to "do church" as a family. There is a good mixture of crafts, songs, a message and food. Naomi has taken one of her friends once (she is really keen to take her friends to church stuff: it makes us very happy that she likes to share), and we get to meet with church and non-church families who also come.

Generally a highlight of the weeks that it is on.

Lydia starts school!

Lydia is now in Primary 1! This has come around mighty fast.

All ready to go!
Already in the paper... this is her whole class.

This means we now have three to get out to school in the mornings, although this is actually a bit easier as school starts 15 minutes later than nursery, is closer to the house, and Esther doesn't go to nursery for another year. It does though mean that we have a bit of a production line going in the morning...

I close with a few other girls happy to be getting back into things...

And Esther, who is now a little sad that she doesn't have any sister to play with in the day time any more. It does, though, mean she can go to places the Briarlands a bit more easily.