There hasn't been a day lately in which I have not wished my days were longer than the usual 24 hours. Which is why I have been spending every waking minute of my free time with family and friends and very much neglecting this little space of mine that i call my blog. But the holidays are almost upon us, so it can only get better from now on...
Here is my little one with a few bunches of gerberas. My husband and kids always bring me a few bunches fresh from the market on Saturday mornings.
Last week we had my 5 year old son's orientation day for his new school. He will start at kindergarten level at the beginning of next year. We had the option of putting him straight into year 1 if we wanted to because my son has been doing his kidergarten level at his Montessori pre school this year, but my husband and I decided to hold him back a year for a couple of reasons:
1 - Being a boy and appearing to have a colony of ants living in his pants thus rendering him unable to sit still for more than 30 minutes straight meant kindy was the obvious choice to start with.
2 - His birthday is in March, so we would prefer that he be the oldest in his class than the other way around which will hopefully also mean he'd be less likely to resort to the old dodgy art of faking his ID... One can hope and dream right?!
In shoe related news, these now belong to yours truly! I got them discounted by 50% from the secret Christian Louboutin sale on The Outnet. They're 120mm high heel scrappers, utterly impractical but that has never stopped me buying shoes so...
The funny thing is that I always liked the look of these, and never noticed what the blingy bits spelt when the shoes were put together until someone else pointed that out to me.
And because I know some of you are just as hardcore into shoes as I am, here is another gratuitous pic of my other pairs of 120mm heels.
We went to a halloween party last weekend. Everyone dressed up except for the baby. He refused to get into his costume and we were already late so I let it go. My Bubster went as the pirate without a face. See?
But it was bloody hot that day and none of the kids lasted long in their costumes. Most stripped down to singlets and shorts as soon as sprinkler got turned on. I don't know what it is about kids and sprinklers, but kids just go nuts whenever as sprinkler goes on! It makes me want to scream with joy whenever I see my kids screaming while they run towards the water!!!
MrBB and I went as angels. I was the good one, he was the nasty one. Except he spent half of the afternoon chasing after our bub like Bub's gardian angel.
My garden is getting out of control. And I have realised that I'm a mindless gardener! I planted a whole heap of bulbs and cuttings hoping that some would take. Much to my surprise, most did take, but now I cannot remember what I planted and it looks like everything is on top of eachother.
I think the tall leafy things in the middle of this pic are gladioli, but like i said, I can't remember exactly what I planted... So we will know for sure when it flowers.
I have no idea what that yellow flower is, but it sure is pretty!
In kitchen related news, we have now shortlisted the splash back colours to either orange or red, but unfortunately we have also decided to post pone the kitchen renovation until the end of next year!
This is because the baby insists on bashing kitchen cupboards open and shut and it would be such a shame to have to screw/attach child locks onto brand new kitchen cupboards. So hopefully, the baby has learned the meaning of the word no in another 12 months...
We have also booked next year's holiday. We were supposed to go to the Football World Cup in Brazil, then to Europe to see MrBB's family, but I hardly have any annual leave accrued as I just started the new job, so we have compromised and are going to Europe only next year, but I totally get to pick where we go the year after, no questions asked!
I still cannot believe my birthday is in just over a month. My in laws arrive in about 5 weeks to spend Christmas and New Year with us. Christmas is in about 7 weeks. My 5 year old will start his 12 year journey also known as his school years at the beginning of next year. The baby who isn't a baby anymore will start pre school in the second half of next year...
Hope you've all been well peeps.