Monday, 4 February 2013

first day

Check out my super little guy on the way to his first day at school. 

He was up and in his uniform by 6.30am before the rest of us had even made it out of bed (just like his cousin Maddie it seems). 

He told me a few days ago that he didn't mind at all leaving all his Bungendore friends and starting a new school, living in all these different houses, having all his stuff stored away "in the truck" (a common reference around here lately), or moving to Perth because, "I can just make new friends mum. And besides, I'm a traveller. I just like travelling and staying in different places".

Ah my boy, I really do believe you are right.

When we said goodbye to him at school, he barely looked up to see us go. And far from falling asleep in his dinner, that first big day doesn't seem to have slowed him down one bit.

Featuring Mila the serial photo bomber

So far, his favourite part of school is "playtime".

But there are days and days of school to go yet and we're prepared for possible hiccups and down days and disasters. Here's hoping the triumphs far outweigh the terribles.

We love you Henry Leo McPherson, big school going boy.


Thursday, 17 January 2013

Because I care

I just 'made' dinner. I browned some beef, put in a jar of curry sauce, then because I care realised we needed some greens as well. So I tipped in some frozen peas. Job done. 

I feel a bit dirty. Like I ought to be wearing a stained apron, fluffy slippers and have a fag hanging out of the side of my mouth.

...dinner's ready!


Thursday, 3 January 2013

floating in the city

My poor neglected blog, it's been ages. The babies are asleep, Greg is staring at his ipad (as usual) and for the first time in what feels like ages I have the time and energy to revisit the blog, and reflect on the past few weeks.

We're in Perth, we've left Bungendore and we are still looking for somewhere to live. We are having a lovely time mind you, but I am starting to panic just a little bit.

I just found this photo and already Bungendore seems so far away and almost as if we were never really there. It's just a shot of the kids watching as the Volvo was loaded to be taken to Perth. But look at all that sky! Perth is great but I sure do miss that sense of space.

As far as moves go it has been and is pretty cruisy. Greg's work covered the cost of everything and is still paying for the temporary accommodation. We've got a couple more weeks booked and paid for at the lovely Mt Lawley home we are at at the moment and there are safety nets available at Amy's and my Dad's but school starts soon and Greg goes back to work and it would be so much better if we were settled. The good and really exciting news is that we have got pre-approval for finance to buy our own home (whoot) but finding a place is taking so long! We are hanging out for as long as we can but eventually we may just have to give in and rent for a while.

The kids haven't missed a beat. It's all just one big holiday for them. Perth has an abundance of really amazing and free playgrounds, their Dad (who is a totally fun guy) is home ALL the time, there's fish and chips at the beach, Nona pops in all the time, as does Poppy and Lynda, their cousins are super fun, Aunty Amy is cool and brings treats and it's hot so they have spent most of their waking hours in nothing but their underwear. Plus, Mum and Dad are buying a house and that means pretty soon there is going to be....a dog!

Now all we need is that thing with walls and a roof. In fact it may not be much longer until those two things constitute my entire criteria.