As you can see from our photos we have packed quite a bit into our pre and post Xmas celebrations. As my birthday is just before Xmas we decided to have our traditional city visit on my special day. The boys wanted to go ice skating so we headed off to Melbournes Ice house. Its been a long time since I was on skates and it took a bit of time to get used to it again. The boys were lucky enough to be able to use the frame, something they didnt even have I was learning back in the old ages! After about an hour of using it, they discarded it and off they went solo. We actually stayed alot longer than intended as they just loved the whole thing. We managed to get to the casino for their light show, and we stopped for some lunch and then it was time to come home again. I missed out on my chocolate shop visit yet again! We ran out of time last year too, so Barry has promised to take me to the local one. Im desperate for a chocolate fondue :D We hosted our Mothers group party this year and fun was had by all. Owen won the pass the parcel :D Christmas eve is a traditional light visit for us. We have a favourite one, that we visit every year and it didnt disappoint again. Owen loves having a chat with the talking reindeer Buck. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Barrys parents from Perth this year. We took them off to see the amazing sand sculptures on Frankstons seafront. We always go and they were just as intrigued as we always are, at the magnificent creations. We finished the trip off with some fish n chips by the beach, perfect. We are on school hols now, so many more trips and treats to come.:D
This years decorating the tree, was quite different to the ones before. It was the first time the boys did practically everything. We just had to sit back and watch. It was quite weird not guiding them where things should go, they decided themselves this year. I was slightly sad as it means they are growing up and can make their own decisions. I guess I should be happy, but it felt like the end to something. Anyway they did a good job and it was lovely to see their faces light up when they recognised some of their wonderful craft decorations they made at kinder and school. Honestly, some of them should be chucked but I just cant do it. I love them. Bobs contribution to the festivities was to chew the branches of the tree and get put outside when he decided to chew a Santa!!LOL It was so nice to hear Liam telling me about the time when he was 18 months old decorating the tree. He actually threw the baubles on the tree, instead of hanging them, and once he saw the lights on the tree, actually tried to blow them out! awww the memories. As you can see from our photos, we have a gorgeous angel on the top of our tree., Hayley. She was named by Owen, after my dear friends baby daughter who sadly died four years ago. We like to think of Hayley looking down on us and watching us celebrate Xmas. It makes us feel she is celebrating with us. She will always be special to us at Xmas time.
Yes youve, guessed Im a year behind. I have only just been able to complete this. Im soooo far behind. This was last year, on the last day of term. I always try to get photos of the boys teachers with them and do a page for them to remember their treasured teachers. I must remember to take my camera with me on the last day of this year too. Owen was lucky enough to have the lovely lady in the photo this year. Both boys loved her to bits and I know they will always remember their time with her. I spent alot of time in Liams grade too, as I was working as an aide and was lucky enough to work in his room. It was very interesting to say the least. Watch out for this years teachers page next xmas lol!
Bob has reached 4 months, which is a miracle, seeing as he has really tested our patience in the last 2 weeks. Has it only been 2 weeks, he has been a member of our family?? I cant believe it, it feels like hes been here forever.LOL He has certainly made us realise he is here!! He is beginning to learn to wee and poo outside and is calming down with the dogs, but he is certainly hard work. I now remember why we werent going to get a puppy!!LOL He is worth it though, he is very lovable, when he isnt trying to be a T Rex!!! I hope he learns quickly as I dont know how much mess my house can handle, its lucky he is cute, I can tell you!