Friday, February 15, 2008

And then there was one

Yesterday was Hallie's first day of school. She was so excited and couldn't wait to get there to put her bag away and get started. Sarra is starting grade 2 and Hallie goes to kinder two full days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Halie even dictated to me how she wanted her hair and yes under her uniform is her sipderman undies.

When we got there Hallie was a little shy and looked like she might start to cry, hiding her face behind Simon's legs but then she saw that her friends from last year were there and her teachers were still the same so she put on a brave face and went off to play.

I am all for pre-kinder because last year Hallie had a whole year of familiarising herself with the classroom, teachers and fellow students. It made yesterday such an easy transition. Sarra played the big sister role very well, making sure Hallie was all settled in before going off to her class. She loves having Hallie at school and even though they have different playgrounds, she can talk to Hallie through the fence.

Sarra with her best bud Naomi, joined at the hip since kinder
As we were coming in the school gate, all the other Mums cheered Hallie on and said she looked too little to be at school yet. (for Xmas her new 3/4 shorts were only a size 2 but mostly her clothes are a 3, sometimes a small 4 and she is 5yrs in April) Her school bag certainly looked too big. There are only 185 kids at Westbury so we all know each other and watch each other's kids grow up. In Hallie's class there is only 11 kids so I am loving the small class size. Sarra has about 23 kids in her 2/3 class.

So after all that excitement, I ended up being late to pick them up from school because I went to the hospital to see Mel and Tyren and got carried away holding him. What a terrible mother, late to pick up her kids on their first day of school. Yikes! Hallie and Sarra were not worried, they were too busy playing in the kinder playground.

After school we heading off to Kit's for tea. She decided that because Simon was working, there was no way I should be at home alone on my birthday. Oh yeah that was yesterday too. It started off beautifully in the morning when my good friends Phyllis gave me some roses from her garden and a loofah brush and some Body Shop shower cream. I don't know how Phyllis finds these things out but The Body Shop is my favourite place for stuff like that. I must take a photo of Phyll's garden as it is amazing.

This is what we had for breaky. Homemade choc cake from Simon and my fav choccie milk and vegemite on raisin toast. (seriously you must try it)
Kit had asked me what I wanted for tea and I said, 'whatever is easiest'. Kit said no my kids always get to choose so you are too. It meant alot that she said that because I love her to bits. She is a pretty special person. Well in that case............... we had roast chicken and vegies and baked raspberry cheesecake. Did I mention she is a fab cook. Between her and Mama Jackie and Mel I am going to have to start living at the gym.

The kids played outside after tea and Sarra took off with the camera. She loves Toby the dog. He looks big but is very friendly and gentle.

Because we knew yesterday would be busy Simon had prepared a surprise for my birthday last Saturday. I will post that soon. I have just not got round to it. I hope Oliver does not get too lonely without the girls at school but I certainly will love just one.

Adam Rouse arrived with a load of wood that Oliver thought he would help with in his pjs.
I had to give the kids a second bath after our birthday treat at Kit's as Bishop was keeping an eye on the kids outside and showing them around the farm which was very lovely thanks Bishop, but they had no shoes on!!


Elissa said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your school days...I will.

The Kings said...

The girls look so cute in their uniforms. Glad they both had a great day -even though you were late! :) I love just having Harri at home - he is my little mate and it is nice to just spend time alone with him (when Noah does get to school!)

Sayers Family said...

Your kids are just SO cute...those school pics are adorable! I can't wait to dress Eli up in a school uniform :)

The Coward Family said...

happy birthday!!!! oh i miss deloraine ward :( :( sob! especially when i start hearing of tales of kit's baked raspberry cheesecake.