Thursday, February 18, 2010

Who would have thought....

Who would have thought I'd have two handsome boys? Who are angels when they get their hair cut, sitting still, looking straight ahead and loving the praise from the hairdresser. THEN.. she started something, she put gel in their hair! Well, they were on cloud nine and it took a while to come down. Did they think they were something? They skipped out the door "wow Mum that was fun at the hairdressers" ran out of the car to show Daddy and posed for this pic. Now we drive past the hairdressers almost everytime we go out and I hear it all again...

Who would have thought Harry would love have taken to Kindy like a duck to water? He loves it and is most disappointed on Thurs/Fri when he doesn't go. He is so excited for March 4th to come around where he starts 5 full mornings and he's talking about school lots too. Where have those years gone?????

Kindy has a Mums craft time out once a month and I did this layout amongst cups of tea and laughing.

Who would have thought a knife would be soooo exciting? "Look Mum its my knife..its beautiful" Needless to say he's learning to use it and Jake thinks he can too!

Who would have thought they could coordinate road works? I peeped out my kitchen window and saw this it was so cute. Jakey would bike up the "road " Harry was making, until he had to "wait for the roadworks" before he could continue! Harry remains industrious (rocks, water, gardens, wood piles) and Jake just casually joins in. So happy to see them starting to make up "games" with rules and a plan.

Unfortunately it often includes water ("so my stones will grow into rocks Mum" - Thanks Dad for tampering with his science experiment!!!!) which means washing ++ but they are having fun.

Check out the sweeping bend.

Who would have thought we would be here and settling in? Seems like such a long time ago I almost let go of the thought of ever returning home. But I believe this is where we are meant to be. Work is improving (I'm not COMPLETELY useless as I felt in the first few shifts). I start in ED on Monday and I am looking forward to the challenge, to learning and expanding my knowledge. I got our first paycheck in 4.5 months today. We now have our block of land so we can start planning what we will do with it. We have people coming around for quotes to fix up a few things needing done to our place. I've started to get out and about meeting other Mums and kids. No great (new) relationships yet but they take time and I've met a few Mums that seem nice. We have started back at church for the first time in 8 years and feel that we have found a church where we need to be for now.

So slowly life is sorting itself out. Good things take time and I guess it will always be a work in progress, but we have started. Life is good.

Love always

Mel xoxox


  1. ah yes - such a beautiful knife indeed! what a character! give them big hugs from aunty don - gorgeous photos - gorgeous boys
    xxxxxxx us

  2. Hey Mel,
    Nice to read your update and loving that things seem to be working out for all of you!


  3. HI Mel, once again a delight to read your blog. You are so good at capturing the boys right in 'the moment'. Love the haircut photo, they look so snappy. Congratulations on your new block, would love to have a vague address to look up on google maps. That's great you've found a church you feel at home in. Hope your start in ED goes well. Missing you lots, mainly music has resumed - it isn't the same without you guys. x Ciara

  4. Unable to give you a heart. so have a reply to push up your post. ........................................