Feel a bit of a mish mosh today, so rather than lose this roll that I am on with my posting, I thought I would say less about more.
School is back - For those in the northern hemisphere, you might not be aware that our school year runs from late January through to mid December. The children have been on school holidays for the last couple of weeks, but went back yesterday. This is a bittersweet time in our household. No longer can we stay in our pyjamas until midday, but also, I no longer have to endure the bickering and boredom that inevitably rear their ugly heads when school holidays near a close. I am dancing a happy dance to the blues.
MasterSix started rugby - Rugby is part of Will's growing up. He grew up mostly in New Zealand, where they live and breathe the sport. We know first-hand that the game can be dangerous and serious injuries can result. I always promised myself that I would not encourage my boys to play this sport until they were much older. However the opportunity came up for MasterSix to play on a team with a friend of his who he doesn't get to see very often, and he seemed really keen on the idea, so I mentioned it to Will. I was surprised to find Will all for the idea of his boy playing rugby, as he has always agreed with me that they shoudn't play until they are older. It is only touch rugby, and they are still just doing drills, but it is still very hard for me to feel excited about this new activity.
Went to see Eclipse last night - Went to the cinema with the swimming mums last night. It was nice to have an uninterrupted chat and a glass of wine before the movie. As for the movie itself, I have read the saga, and I find that these movies stay pretty true to how the books were written. I really enjoyed this one, and judging from the collective murmuring in the cinema when Jacob came on screen with no shirt on, so did every other woman in the room. I can't wait to see the final chapter. I tried really hard to focus on story this time, and to refrain from trying to pick out landmarks that I recognise from the property where Dad lives, but it was a real struggle for me to see Bella and Jacob walking down near the boathouse road, where I know that if the camera were to pan left, I would see Dad's little cottage and the house where my sister and her family live.
Going to see Sex and The City 2 on Thursday - Although he hasn't said anything, I am sure Will is not so impressed with my going to the cinemas twice in one week and leaving him to fend for himself and the kids. However, it looks as if SATC2 is closing soon and the opportunity came up where the school mums were all available and had babysitters for their offspring, so we had to jump on it. Seeing SATC2 with a group of the girls is far more enjoyable than waiting until it comes out on DVD and sneaking it in when the kids are not around.
I am an auntie again - Yesterday, my brother-in-law announced the arrival of twin girls. My sister and the girls are doing fine, and I can't wait to see pictures. I am off to Pumpkin Patch to buy girlie clothes today--at long last.
Doing my first review and giveaway - More about this later, but I am dipping my toe into the world of giveaways to see what all the fuss is about. Stay tuned for a chance to get something for free--always a good thing!
That's it for today. Happy Wednesday!