Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Blue Mountains

We stayed in a lovely house in Sydney's Blue Mountians for the June Long Weekend. It was cold, misty and drizzled much of the time - so there wasn't any great shots of the actual blue mountains - but we had a lot of fun so hopefully will return again when it is clearer weather for that photo (and so the twins actually get to see them). The atmosphere up there and the lovely accomodation meant that the weather didn't spoil our stay at all. I still got to potter through the touristy shops of Leura, the boys cooked lovely meals - B on Sat and P on Sun. I got a bubble bath in. It really was lovely.

Hannah fell asleep watching Fireman Sam when we got home. Just over a week till we move - YAYYyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

FANTASTIC - Merrymakers

If you have time - click on the title of this post - it will take you somewhere really special. The Merry Makers. Last night I watched a doco on them on Andrew Denton's Enough Rope (ABC TV). It was aboslutely amazing and inspiring. I cried tears of sorrow but mostly joy - such a celebration of difference in our community. It really was the best thing I have seen. I loved it. I wish you could all see it as I know you'd love it too! The Preview of The Music in Me is here: Stunning viewing.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Get ready to ...

For a long time we have taken the brats to various concerts/events etc. One of their first concerts was Justine Clark singing at the Opera PlayHouse - Hannah and I spent most of the time outside in the foyer because Hannah was really anxious by the crowds and the noise. The first year we took them to the Easter show she was a bit wary of the ABC show - this year she has been getting better and Last week when my MIL and I took them to their FIRST WIGGLES concert (!!!!) she showed NO SIGN of anxiety! Everyone had a ball. Our seats were right up the back but Hannah stood on her chair and did lots of actions to the songs. She and Kit got lightwands and waved them about enthusiastically. I am hoping to take them to another one later on this one was so much fun!

Still working on Hannah's speech - she understands so much more than she says. She has been dreadful at saying her colours too - if you ask her to give you the 'blue/green, red ... etc" she is fine but if you ask her "What colour?" There is a lot of green - unless you give a visual prompt and then she improves a bit - so we are singing the Rainbow song as often as possible! Looks like they should get into preschool next year and I am hoping that that will also help her progress further.