I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what is happening in your life, there is always something you can be thankful for..no matter how simple it is.
We got given this fantastic new game called Sleeping Queens when we had our friends' kids to stay. I'd never heard of it before but it really is captivating. It says for Ages 8 and up but Mylo is playing it quite happily. There will be a game review to come on this one methinks!
Spring is definitely coming. Loving that my drive into work is no longer in the pitch black and I'm getting to see some lovely mornings - this one from the roof of the carpark at Westfield - the carpark in the basement was out of action for a couple of days while they repaired some glass after the earthquake so it's been rather lovely having this view for a couple of days when I step out of the car.
Captivated by the kowhai
If you are feeling a sense of deja vu you'd be right - I did post a similar video just last week. But I couldn't help myself. It's a mesmerising sight and sound for the senses - the amazing yellow kowhai flowers and these beautiful creatures in their element.
God has definitely put a heart for the kids at church on me. Loving being able to work the stories of the Bible in amongst some crafting and story reading. The past couple of weeks I've focused on Noah's ark - last week we made some snake puppets and coloured in rainbows with 'God keeps his promises'. We also read one of my favourite books from home 'All Afloat on Noah's Boat' - a very fun rendition of how the animals all misbehaved on the ark and then managed to put aside their differences to put on a talent show.
This coming week we're going to make a Noah's ark mobile - like the one pictured here. Love being able to serve these kids - love this age group - age 2-5 is probably my favourite age group for kids - just love love love it. So if I could find a way to by-pass the baby stage and have an instant 2 year old I would definitely contemplate more kids!
Disney princess vs Instagram
Love these funny made-up Instagram posts based on Disney Princesses first seen over on Brigitte's Facebook (Stay At Home Mamma). Very clever and apt. Can't decide which one is my favourite. Definitely worth checking them out over at http://mashable.com/2013/08/14/disney-princess-instagram/.
I'm a little ashamed to admit it's taken 2 big earthquakes for me to get my act together at work - but at least I now have a few provisions in my bottom drawer - including a tin opener! I made sure the muesli bars won't expire for a whole year either. And there's now a spare pair of shoes under my desk in case I was ever forced to walk the 20km back to town - it wouldn't be an option in work shoes that's for sure! And I was motivated further by the fact that Countdown has $1 on Watties baked beans and spaghetti tins this week!
I hope that whatever you have planned for your weekend, it is full of fun, family and friends!
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