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Since Fri night I have been sick with a fluey/gastro thing, hence missing a great party and spending the weekend lying down, well as much as you can with 4 kids. I feel a bit better today and with Simon away for the week on search and rescue training, it was good timing.

The positive thing about being sick (I know I am grasping at straws), is that it gives the kids an opportunity to do a bit more work around the house and do extra chores they wouldn't normally do.

The girls were asked to get the washing off the line and they went the extra mile and put all the pegs together in a row on the one wire. I am not looking forward to the next time I put the washing on the line, it will take twice as long having to grab all those pegs but the girls were so proud of themselves that I am not going to spoil it for them.

Thanks Simon for looking after me even though you were on night shift. x
Thanks Hallie for rubbing my arm with concern, even if it did give me carpet burn. x
Thanks Sarra for feeding Jonty breakfast and giving him a bath and reading the other 2 a story at night, until it was your turn to be sick the next night. x
Thanks Oliver for taking advantage of me being sick and eating all the goodies in the cupboard because you knew I wouldn't see or care. x
Thanks Jonty for having an extra long sleep in the day. x

What a lovely family I have.

PS Sorry I missed you dropping in to see me Chels. I didn't even know you had dropped by until after I got up and Sarra showed me the note. :(


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lol, Oliver is a legend! Glad your feeling better. At least the pegs look really neat, what a great photo with the close up of them on the ol hills hoist.

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oh that is so cute!! Glad you are feeling a bit better now.

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oh glad you are feeling a bit better. :( what a dodgy weekend!!! love all of those pegs!

poor chels..she dropped into my house too and i got a note left at the door -spewing i missed her!

(but not really spewing like you were...)

Makayla said...

Oh that peg thing is sooo cute!!! I am SO glad you are feeling better! Missed you at my party xx

Collette said...

haha to Toni's comment!...ew gastro...yuk...LOVE oliver's course of action! we have more in common than just bein the 'third' in the fam...obviously!

Country/City Boy said...

Am I going crazy or do those pegs look extra huge? Glad your feeling a little better !!

Nettie's Blog said...

sorry to hear you have not been well..that Gastro sucks big time..the girls sure looked after you well..Chels said they told her you and Simon were in bed resting...
Just love those plastic pegs all in a line...

Penny B. said...

what a great family you have! I love the pegs all lined up. As you know, we don't have washing line to put our pegs on, but Sam and Ella love to peg them onto a bowl and line up the colours - hours of entertainment! Hope you're all feeling better.

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Aww The peg thing is so cool. my girls used to do things like that too, and chey used to do things like oliver too. lol. These are the things you will remember when they grow up!. I remember the day that Chey ate a WHOLE JAR of Promite!!! Maranda

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thats adorable that your kids were so loving and kind for their sick mummy! Loved all those pegs!

The Parsons Family said...

Im glad I didnt come in and jump on your bed to wake you up! I was a bit unsure what you were up to as SAra said "Dad is in there too".... hmmm! he he! Thought you were having some SAt aftrenoon couples time! ha! Crappy gastro! I was up last Sat too in Del City but it was about 9.40pm when I was driving past Westbury on my way home to Mums and I thought it was probably too late. NEXT TIME I PROMISE!

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