Friday, April 25, 2008

"He's my boyfriend and his name is Oscar..."

oh dear. It's starting. There's been a bit of talking about boyfriends lately. Apparently, to have a boyfriend you need to wear lipgloss and hair clips; know how to read and write and understand birthday party etiquette. Apparently.

Fortunately today Oscar is a caterpillar she found in the garden. He is being entertained like a celebrity in our home though.......*sigh*

Friday, April 11, 2008

School holidays

Ruby's been on school holidays this week. School holidays are a tricky concept to get your head around when you associate the word "holiday" with a week at the beach. Not a week at home with daddy and a crazy little brother.

So in the spirit of a "holiday", Ruby and Max and Mark wrote a (fairly ambitious) 'holiday list':
  • Go to the beach (done)
  • Go swimming (not yet)
  • Go bike riding at the waterfront (done)
  • Play soccer (not yet)
  • Play games at home (done)
  • Have lunch in town with mummy (not yet)
  • Max and daddy have a haircut (done)
  • Go to O'Reilly's (done)
  • Play with Emily (done)
Ruby is determined to do everything on the list and there's only one day of holiday left, Monday. It will be a busy day.

We went to O'Reilly's (Lamington National Park) yesterday and even though it was raining we had a great time and did a short bushwalk. We even did the Treetops walk - which was amazing, but very, very high up in the top of the rainforest. It was very beautiful. We were happy to see some wildlife - including a wallaby, some young kangaroos and lots of beautiful birds. We even fed the noisy king parrots, crimson rosellas and brush turkeys!

Today we went to the beach at Caloundra. Ruby declared the beach as her "favourite place in the whole wide world". We had a fabulous day building sandcastles, splashing in the sea, sitting in the sun, eating icecream and just hanging out at the beach.

The school holidays have been good fun.
peace and love to you from us

The List

I find lists to be very motivating. I'm a list junkie, I *love* lists. I usually write a couple of lists every day. And when I'm very, very stressed I have been known to write lists of my lists. Cause that's what I need when I'm stressed, detailed cross referencing of all the things I haven't yet achieved :)

Anyhoo, back to the big list that matters. I've been quietly working my way through the list and I'm pretty chuffed about that.

I can tick off 4, 26 and 28. I've made good progress on 5, 7, 8, 10, 18, 20, 27, 35 and 41. Hooray.

It might be a while before I make progress with 16 and 17 because I damaged my camera today. Actually I dropped it and the glass (over the lens) broke. I don't know if I can just get the glass replaced or if I need to buy a whole new lens. *sigh* Maybe I need to write a list of things I can sell so I can justify buying a new lens.