we've had a really good mix of activities and pyjama days these school holidays and i'm almost sorry to see them end. almost.
the big hit this holidays was the roller skates, although crappy weather has meant that a lot of practice has happened indoors. on carpet. which i guess is good for them getting their bearings, just a rude awakening when they actually skate anywhere smooth.
so i have lots of falling over shots...
the only other time i've got the camera out was for a pottery painting exercise. there's a local pottery where for the price of the raw pot you or your kids can paint their own design, have it fired and take it home. we're waiting to see the finished results, but here's a few shots of the creative process.
it's a serious business. they were happier to be there than they looked, honest.
i also arranged it so i spent a day with each child on their own. I had a boy day with just alex and we went to see IronMan. I have a general blanket ban on M rated movies, there's really no negotiation - but Robert Downey Jr was in this. I checked the parent guides and was reassured - there was probably about 10 seconds of film that i'd have preferred not to be in it. We had to go to Chadstone to see it because it was nearly at the end of its run but that was cool - meant we could hang out in Borders - him at the comics and me at the craft mags and the toy shops. He scored coming home with Star Wars Galactic Heroes - the whole Cantina Scene.
Phoebe's day was spent at Scraptacular - she's been dying to go to one of their mother/child crop days. Obviously i spend a lot more time alone with her when Alex is at school, but they don't do the kids crop days then!
also, just for the record. last weekend after careful deliberation we headed down to the rspca and picked up this bundle of fluff and fury.
she started off being called Kessy (to rhyme with Jesse, our dog) but the kids have since changed their mind and right now she's popcorn. i've warned them they have to commit to a name soon, and i'm not sure i can do 'popcorn'. poppy is quite cute but is also the name of my step daughter, so i'm not sure what she'd think. lol
and speaking of new additions, welcome to oliver xavier doyle, my newest nephew. born last sunday - how new does he look here only a few hours old. just gorgeous and congratulations uncle david and suzanne! i look forward to meeting him.
anyway there are layouts floating around to share, but i think this post is long enough.
hope you're all surviving the school hols.