Monday, January 23, 2012

Back to School

It was the kids first day back at school today, and boy oh boy, did I enjoy those peaceful hours between 9 and 3! They actually ended up being very excited to start back at school, partly because we had some special little pressies for the kids to give their new teachers. We decorated some empty coffee jars with some Imaginisce Geek is Chic papers and die cuts, and then filled them with things like notebooks, pens, paperclips, 'good work' stamps and stickers (that hopefully will sometimes grace the kids homework books!), and some lollies and choccies.

This is Em's little note that she wrote for her teacher. She's such a sweetie :) I didn't get a chance to take a pic of the note Jack wrote for his teacher, but it said something like he was looking forward to working hard in grade 6. The kids were pretty excited to give them to their teachers, and the teachers seemed pretty happy to receive them. I guess they don't get first day pressies from students all that often!

Em was up quite early (around 7am), and wanted me to do her hair before anything else. Then she was more than happy to pose for a few photos.

Dunno what's going on with her standing like that with her hands behind her back. I think she was trying to look smart or something!

And I got a shot of the new school shoes, which will be scuffed and gross by the end of the week, I'm sure...

My big grade 6 boy wasn't too keen on having his photo taken. In fact, he didn't even have his shoes on here. He was running late as usual and had to put them on in the car!

But they got to school on time, and they were both so happy when I picked them up this afternoon, so it was a great day for them. And those 6 hours of peace and quiet? I'm looking forward to some more of that tomorrow :) :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's Almost Over...

On the last school day of the year, it always feels like there is so much holiday time ahead of us. Nearly two months of doing whatever the heck we want, without the horrible morning rush, and daily homework dramas. And every year, the summer holidays seem to race by in the blink of an eye, and before you know it, there are only 5 days before the new school year starts.

I wish we could go back to that last day of school and start all over again. I don't want it to end!

But on the other hand, I am looking forward to some peace and quiet during the day, so I guess there are some good points to the kids heading back to school :) I am looking forward to not hearing Em watching a dvd, while Jack is playing the Wii. During school terms, the tv doesn't get switched on at all during the week, so that will be nice!

At the moment, Jack is hooked on this game...

If you recognise this little critter, then I'm guessing there's a Skylanders junkie at your house too! Jack is desperate for more of these characters, but they seem to be sold out everywhere. It seems like you need to buy a heap of different characters in order to complete it, which is a pretty clever idea of whoever made the game!

Em has been enjoying lots of pj days. She LOVES days when we don't have to go anywhere, so she can stay in her pjs all day. She got loads of art supplies for Christmas, and has been drawing non stop.

And playing with her barbies...

We've had lots of trips to the beach too, and had friends come to stay. And I think we've seen every kids movie at the cinema these holidays too!

I have to admit, the kids have been really well behaved these holidays, with hardly any fighting, although they do have their moments.

I guess that's why I don't want it to end! Of course, the kids don't either. But they are a bit excited I think. They keep nagging me to cover their school books with the new contact they chose, so they can pack their bags! I've been following Becci's Domestic Bliss, which is full of lots of back to school organisation ideas, and I have to admit that I'm a bit excited to get everything super organised for the kids for this year too.

And I am definately looking forward to finding a bit more time for scrapping!! I think I might have to spend one of my child free days doing that next week :)
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