Shimmy, shimmy, little Monkey!
We tried out the local gymnastics holiday program. I have been wanting them to have a go for ages (and Lily has been asking) but the ridiculously high term fees turned me off. When we heard about the (much cheaper) 1.5 hour holiday program, we decided to go check it out.
The kids looooved it. So much, we did it two days in a row! It was amazing to watch them. For Lily, it was great to build confidence and challenge her physical bravery. For Eli, it was wonderful to see him build focus and perseverance. Plus - super fun!! :) Seeing them - so teeny tiny and so nervous yet brave in this gigantic hall, running around with their separate groups - climbing, bouncing, swinging and balancing, was adorable. They were so independent. Argggh, it pulled on my mama-heartstrings.
It was a really fantastic experience and they now beg me daily to go back!
Enjoying his juicy rock-melon.
(Verrrry juicy - yes, that is all the juice flying at me after he took a very enthusiastic chomp!)
My little love, inspecting the backyard, surrounded by wisteria petals.
Project 52: A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2013.
More highlights from the week that was...
|The kid's lovely Perth Grandma came back from Adelaide with us. Literally within 2 minutes of walking in the door |
(late at night after being away) Eli was asking her to read him a story!! :)
A beautiful birthday surprise...
It was my birthday just a couple days after getting back from our whirlwind Adelaide trip. With so much going on, I hardly had time to think about it and didn't feel the need to do much. Just chilling out at home with my family was good for me after all that gallivanting!
Well, I walked into our home late at night after flying in from Adelaide and discovered this garden bench all set up in the play room! A very cheeky surprise gift from my wonderful parents. I have been dreaming for ages of a garden bench for the backyard. Somewhere to sit and watch the kids play, to drink a morning coffee in the sunshine, to sit and natter with friends while the kids run wild on playdates. Isn't it gorgeous! It even has little 'side tables' that pull out where I can rest a cuppa. Perfect :) I was so shocked that they sneakily got it for me and it is so much nicer than I ever imagined. It has already become a staple of the home, the perfect spot to sit and think/pray/read/sip tea/chat etcccccc! The kids love sitting and eating out there too. Love it. Thanks Mum and David! xx :)
|Sticking pins in the pin holder together :)|
|Can't help posting more. Cos.... PRETTY :)|
|Watching them brought back so many memories of when I did gymnastics for as a little kid. Still remember my beam routine ;)|
|Swinging on the rings was a highlight - as well as jumping into the foam pit!|
|What?? Do I have something on my face or something?! Eating outside (and getting messy with pasta) for our Small Group dinner :)|
|Totally in the zone.|
|This is his Presidential pose.|
|Early morning brotherly conversation. Excuse the blurriness! They were having a nice long chat, I grabbed my camera and of course only got one blurry snap before Eli took off! It was a cute moment regardless :)|
|'Another one! I found another one!'|
|dig dig dig|
|A new friend, haha. And yes, they used their hands plenty too. Gotta get a little down and dirty! A good soapy|
wash afterwards and all good :)