Monday, February 11, 2008

First Day at Kindy

My little girl is getting big :)

After much screaming, a terrible nights sleep and lots of protesting, we finally got a relatively happy photo for her first day at the local Montessori kindergarten.

She is doing 3 mornings a week, which is their minimum, so only 9hrs, from 8:30-11:30 Wed, Thurs, Friday.

I wont say I'm happy about it, cause I didn't really want her out of the family home so early, but if I didn't get her in now, they wouldn't have taken her once she turns 3, and apparently the local kinders are backed up too. And they are 4 afternoons a week.

So its the lesser of all evils. And besides - it gives Shane some one on one time with Hamish once I'm back at uni which I think they will both enjoy. He could probably take Hamish to the local music programme by himself, and there would be much enjoyment for both.

So I think she had an OK time. It was tricky with the cast, specially since the toilet paper was on the wrong side for her, and when she got home she had some cut paper in her bag and her name on some paper, and she said - mummy next time you can stay with me please. Awwwwww.

I hope she makes some new friends, cause she really misses all her friends from Oz.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The first broken limb for my children

I've been picking up some waitressing work before uni starts - its a killer cause I only get $13/hr before tax, and its hard, hard, work!
I left at lunchtime yesterday, and got home at about 3am to find this little girl asleep on the couch.

Her dad explained to me how they went to the park in the afternoon, and she fell off the big girls swing!!

Its a green stick fracture apparently, so only a mild break, but it still means that we all live with the inconvenience of a 2.5yo in plaster for 4 weeks. Ugh!!!

Dad didn't call me home from work, which part of me doesn't mind so much, but still, I do feel for him at the medical centre with 2 small children, and both very upset!!

Ah well - its about her 3rd major injury, both the otehrs have left scars, so at least this one wont. She starts kinder this week though..... Not sure how that is going to go!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Kitchen Cooooool :)

A little while ago I participated in a swap with Woolaholics for kitchen items.
Unfortunately my swapper had some problems getting things to me on time - but thats OK - I'm patient :)

Well today it arrived in the mailbox from Perth, and I ripped it open with the car running.

Bec was wwaaaaaaay too generous, but I love everything.

Firstly there is a gorgeous tea cozy and mat knitted from Jo Sharp Issue 2 in Desert Aran Cotton. She claims to have had some problems with the wool splitting (see her posts on Rav) but I still think its absolutely beautiful - especially whe you see how well it matches and fits my teapot!

My teapot by the way is Temuka pottery (from down near Christchurch). I have quite a few items from this colour range - serving platters, baking dishes and bowls - I love the blue and yellow, so I'm very happy that it all looks so lovely.

Also in this delivery came my KP DPNS from the Yarn Collective sock club. Yay for those :)

And then the lovely woman spolied me. There is a hank of Smooshy Sock Yarn from USA, colourway Night Watch. I love it - thanks Bec. I actually dyed some wool last week in similar colours and thought it was pretty darned nice, and what a shame I was going to have to sell it. Oh well - now I have a nicer replacement :)

And a great book At Knits End from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee from the The Yarn Harlot (Which I read with my market coffee this morning and giggled to myself). Plus a cool needle and gauge gauge - if that makes sense.

So amazing, and I am very appreciative. Thanks Bec! You didn't need to go to such extremes, but you know I love it all.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Pay it Forward

From Kelly's blog

The first three people to comment on this post will receive a gift from me, sometime within the next 365 days.
Who knows when it will turn up, or what it will be, but rest assured, it will arrive.
All you have to do is promise to make the same declaration on your blog, and send out gifts to three of your lovely readers.
Easy Peasy.

Now - I know there will be a big scramble to list your name ;) After all, my blog must be the most traffic ridden blog in NZ - really, I'm sure it is!
So leave a comment - please - I love giving people nice things :)