Every year I have the best of intentions to be organised for Christmas but every year December seems to creep up on me….I really need to start my shopping!!
December is always a hectic month of socialising, shopping and family time – we grabbed an unheard of free day a few weeks ago and headed out for the day with the kids. I love Melbourne buts its always nice to escape the city too.
Ella’s basketball team played their final match for third and fourth place against one of her best friends, Zoe’s, team from Wesley. Our team won and all the girls were delighted. They were so proud of themselves because they’ve all improved so much this term. Ella was awarded the trophy for most improved player and her best buddy AJ received the coach’s award – both very happy!
The Middle Park Traders held their Christmas Picnic on Sunday December 1st. The sun shone, the music played, the kinder kids sang and the kids had freedom to roam around the rides and stalls. Our kinder cake stall was a huge success too!
Last weekend we headed into the city to visit to the Myer christmas windows and Christmas Square. We had 4 children all very eager to post their letter to Santa. Don’t be deceived by the happy Santa snap – it took some convincing to get everyone to cooperate!
Last but not least I must mention Charlie’s latest obsession with bugs – butterflies, moths, cicadas, ants. He loves catching and examining them. This inevitably means that there are several of these delightful cicada shells scattered around the house…..boys will be boys!!
Next week is going to be an emotional week for me so be prepared for another post….next Thursday we’ll say goodbye to a kindergarten that has nurtured all four of our kids since Ella started there in 2009. There will be tears!