05 August 2011

Things I'm Loving 5.8.11

A quick post from me this week as work and life have seriously gotten in the way of blogging of late!

Week of celebrations
Might as well make the celebrations last and last, after all, you only turn five once right? Starting with a Happy Last Day at daycare last Friday.

This was followed by our Last Day Before School Adventure on Monday, kicking off with coffee and cake at my favourite cafe, some great laughs at the movies watching Kung Fu Panda 2 and then sushi for lunch. Noah picked out his own sushi pack and I was very dubious that he'd eat the raw salmon and I'd be forced to eat it all but he guzzled it down - what a cultured boy! His daddy doesn't go near the stuff so he's clearly developed mumma's tastebuds on this! He also had his first wasabi experience which had me and Mark in stitches - we are a bit mean!

After lunch we picked up Mylo early before going home to have a quiet family-only celebration opening a few presents and sharing in some yummy cake from Ernesto.

Notes from teacher
Tuesday was the official birthday and first day at school, which went fabulously. As did the next two days. Each night Noah's teacher has left us a wee note in his reading journal to say how his day has been. Yesterday the last line said 'what a star!' Ah, music to this mumma's ears.

This is why!
Despite a gruelling past week which included having to work half of Saturday and last night going back to work after dinner for another 3 hours, despite fighting against a body that continues to fail left, right and centre and undergoing more trips to the physio, more acupuncture, and having my back taped up for 2 days, even despite all this....this afternoon pretty much made up for all that other icky stuff.

When I picked Noah up from school and made the decision to take the boys down to the beach and park at O Bay for an hour, it was just the moment I needed to remind me that this is EXACTLY why I am choosing to work less hours from now on. This extra time in the afternoons giving us the ability to seize a precious spontaneous moment is worth every sacrifice.

Getting in the groove
Tomorrow is *drumroll please* party day. Finally.

It feels like it has been a long time coming, and I can hear you all saying 'about blimin time too' in the background!. So if you didn't already see this awesome video first time round, here's a little clip which will be sure to get you in the Star Wars Party groove.

Can't wait to hear what you're all loving this week! Link on up over at Paisley Jade's.



Nikki said...

These posts about the boys are going to become life long momentos that they can look back on! You make life sound so wonderful and spectacular! Hears to you FINALLY getting to relax after the party (hopefully ;)) *raises glass* xx

Anonymous said...

The big school start! SO precious. Glad the transition has gone so well for you. Sounds like abig week though hope the weekend is relaxing. x

Jaz from Treacy Family said...

I really that bod of yours feels better soon. Bigs hugs for you really soon Weeheeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Jaz from Treacy Family said...


slip that word in for me. Me and my silly brain LOL LOL

Renee said...

I most certainly think you'll need a day on your own pampering yourself after all this party preparation and the actual party!

Yay for big boys xxx

Anonymous said...

Is that a Toy Story 3 lunchbox I spy? We have one as well ;) Love that Noah is making the transition to school so smoothly, and you've been able to spend some special time with your boys at the end of a busy day. Good luck for the party!

jacksta said...

Have a great party!
My five year old ONLY like the raw salmon sushi rolls, hates the rest.
And yay for less hours coming your way soon. You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time at the office. The time with kids is so precious.

PaisleyJade said...

Oh those pics of your boys at the end are so amazing!! Do hope the party goes well, and praying your back gets better asap!!! Love the fun day you all had together - such a great idea. xoxo

Jess said...

What a fab birthday party and I LOVE the bear hat. Too cute!

Catching the Magic said...

Hope you feel better soon love x sounds like a very busy week, but with some real gems and celebratory milestones too. Have a wonderful time celebrating and partying this weekend and then, hopefully, getting a little quiet time x I love the photos at the end of this post and so happy you'll have a little more time with your boys xx

Catching the Magic said...

P.S. Looks like Mylo is doing some wizardry magic with his flying lunch box in that first pic at Oriental Parade! Cool photo!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pics of your kids!


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