Monday, May 4, 2009

Being together...


Recently my neighbour, Alison, organised an exhibit called "Not left behind" based on things people packed during the recent bushfires. It was a fantastic exhibition with a lot of personal items on display. School children from the local schools did paintings and wrote wonderful and insightful pieces on the fires. Lots of locals entered items and thoughts, it was amazing & moving. Rosie helped me put together a piece representing our family, above.


We had a full and fun weeked, did you? On Friday night I went down to see Charlotte who was getting ready for her school formal. She, and her friends, all looked gorgeous and I was so happy to be able to be there to see them off. It's so important for me to have time with Charlotte and for us to be together whenever we can. She is growing up so quickly and I hate to miss any of it.


Saturday night Mark & I headed up to the Altar Bar to celebrate Fiona's birthday. It was a lovely evening with some great champagne, good food, great conversation and memorable speeches. Fun! Then on Sunday I helped out at the Not Left Behind exhibit in the Daylesford Town Hall. Afterwards the kids played outside and helped sweep up the fallen leaves. It was a gorgeous sunny day, one that makes you happy to be alive.

This weekend we really encouraged the kids to be a bit more independant and active. Lucy and Billy walked Daisy, Lucy played basketball with Mark, Rosie and Sunday played at the park and Billy walked some of the way to George's house on his own. It's good for the kids to be out and about and also to learn how to do things for themselves. They had alot of fun, so much so that I think they were all a bit tired today! (A few tears before school).

It looks like being a good week, I'm hoping to find some time to sew and make some cards. I'm also happy to report no more signs of mousies in my bed! Hope you have a great week too, x

4 comments:

Tania said...

I was thoroughly enjoying your post until you threw in the mousie reminder. Thanks for that. Have gone cold and shivery all over so utterly incapable of talking great autumn rolling leaves or blink and miss kid growing or excellent and (I'm guessing) cathartic exhibition ideas...

Jemm said...

Great pictures! Charlotte is so pretty. Not long before my two are wearing formals, I'm afraid :) They had their dance recital yesterday. It was so fun to see them dressed up in their costumes and on stage. Always makes me cry how grown up they look on recital day :)

Floss said...

What a lovely post. The exhibition sounds like a really important and moving event. I used to teach fire safety to my young class of 4 and 5 year olds, and I found that the 'only children' were really struggling with the idea of leaving their toys behind. Others could understand that humans must come first, but the 'only children' obviously considered their toys to be loved members of the family. It was really heart-rending to try to convince them to prioritise their own lives over the 'lives' of their toys! On a more cheerful note, our boys have gained the same independence that you mention from dog walking. They are so responsible and careful when they're out with Raja!

clare's craftroom said...

Very lovely post , thankyou .