Mum: " Harry, you don't need the umbrella, come on put it away before you break it."
Harry: "but Mum I NEED it, it is protecting my head from the sun while I weed the driveway"
Obviously last weeks sunscreen phase is over and umbrellas are in! I might add, digging the weeds in the driveway was his own doing and no child labour was enforced.
He has become sooo helpful lately. Whether its transferring the spuds from the bench by spoon to the pot ("Good teamwork Mum, I love helping"), weeding the driveway, putting shopping away, hanging out the washing (my OCD struggling with this but coping), or getting it in.....
Sometimes its not too dry (or clean after being on the ground) but he loves to do anything to help. Long may it continue into the teenage years....
We took the boys to the Agriculture show this weekend. The face painting was free and they did a fantastic job don't you think? Very funny.... Jake gets up first what does he want - Spiderman, Harry - PINK! (Hmmm I might add at our first dental nurse appointment he also wanted a pink balloon and Strawberry Shortcake sticker!!!) Given Dad was there we negotiated and got a tiger face.
As for Master Jake he continues to amaze me with his conversations. SO much so I forget he really is only 2.5yrs. He's quite relaxed having a chat on the phone..
We go to Playcafe at a local church on aTues am. Its fantastic. He woke up excited he could again be Superman (costumes with capes!!!). AS we arrived one of the other wee boys who also usually dresses up for the duration arrived. "Look Mum its the other Superman!!" So cute. They played so well together. This morning he woke up. "Mum, who will I play Superman wars with today" I like playing with ....." Crazy making up games.
Jake : " Oh look theres a fire, (picking up a pretend phone) quick I'll call Fireman Sam. Fireman Sam there's a fire, come quick and bring the hose!"
Harry: (hiding in the hall also phone to his ear) Okay, you've got a fire, I'm on my way with the hose" "Weeeooooo Weeeeooooo Weeeeeoooo" (as he runs into the living room)
Both boys now have pretend hoses aimed together "Whoosh shshshshhshshsh"
They make my day light. Who can't smile and laugh when they can be so adorable.
Harry is now in Morning Kindy. Jake asked to pick Harry up 3 times the first morning only once today. I'm still looking out for two kids everywhere we go but I am getting better. Harry - well he is loving it.
We have started (and actually finished) the first minor make over. The boys room is now painted (Huka Falls colour) do you like it? The carpet layer came this am and I've just started a couple of canvases for the boys to do to complete their room. So heres a sneak. (Actually photo isn't really that close to the real colour. Will post more when everything back in place.
First night shift in 5 years starts tomorrow night. So as you are wrapped up in your wee bed think of me eating from the 4 main food groups (chocolate, biscuits, chips and lollies) and staying awake all night. Aaagh - I loved casual. You never know the night may fly.
So love to you all, sorry its been a while between posts. Sadly no crafting to show:( Hopefully life will settle down shortly as work hours decrease.