It's the school holidays and here in Dunedin we have had beautiful sunny days - until today. So fine in fact that we drove up to Palmerston, to buy an ice cream!
Most of yesterday was spent going through old photos with my 11 year old daughter. A fun thing to do. It's so hard to believe how little my three once were.
We caught up on old friends on Wednesday. It had been over 18 months since our three kids and their's had been together. They stood facing one another in absolute silence, measuring each other up. It reminded me of cats meeting in no mans land. No fighting, but a cautious eyeing and a bristling of the tail. Within the hour they were the best of friends.
Tomorrow we are having a Birthday Party - mine. I'm not much into parties, but this is a special one. It has a 0 on the end. Hubby and kids want to arrange the hall and food and everything themselves, so I've been banished - apart from making the chocolate cake!
After lunch tomorrow, a friend and I are going to the movie to see the latest Twilight movie. We need to check it out before we let the kids go - seriously! A bit of book shopping and then tea at a cafe before the party. I am feeling spoilt already.
And when the dust has settled, there's another whole week of holidays. With hubby being a teacher it means he's home too. Which makes it that much nicer. We're planning on seeing an exhibition of Albrecht Durer at the Art Gallery, visiting the Chinese Gardens and then there is the usual rounds of haircuts, shoes that need replacing and the odd item of uniform that has been out-grown.
So, I hear you ask, how is my book going? I am, after all, so close to finishing. Well, it is going. Very, very slowly. I'm finding the odd moment here and there and I'm managing to get some reading in too, but for these two weeks, being a Mum fills in most of the day. And really, I wouldn't have it any other way.