Saturday, September 29, 2007
Getting ready to party
School holidays are here - YAY!!!
That means that srping is well and truly here. When I walked to my car yesterday afternoon I could smell wattle in the air. In our backyard you can smell the jasmine that is growing like a weed over next doors shed. I have finished marking for a few weeks and can start focusing on my uni assignment - an article review on social skills and inclusion in preschools - interesting stuff. It is a long weekend here so the twins will have their papa home on Monday which I know they will love. The only real drawback that I can see is that daylight savings hasn't kicked in yet so it gets light here early which means no chance of the kids sleeping in for a while.
Work is well under way for the brats' garden party (now isn't that a fancy way of saying backyard do?). We painted our egg cartons and put pipecleaner feelers on our caterpillars, we made a couple of flowers as seen with their creators in the pics above, we have planted a few 'bloomers' in the empty spots - the twins have a poppy each - they are keen to see what colour the flowers will be - and some marigolds. The veges are all looking good - especially the tomatoes and the lettuces. I have just about bought all their gifts as well as some bubbles to go in the lolly bags. Invitations are mostly out - a few still to deliver. We need to make a giant butterfly for the front of the house to go with our caterpillars and balloons - on track - it should be a fun afternoon for everyone.
The twins have also been practising their afternoon tea skills. Hannah is learning to 'cut':