Saturday, November 19, 2011

Here, There & Everywhere

A fair bit has been happening around here ... although not necessarily with the timing I would like! I was hoping to be able to move next week, but that hasn't worked out unfortunately. So it's another couple of weeks away now.
Meanwhile the kids have been busy! All have had a nasty cold including a high fever. Aaron has had a few days off school last week and still isn't 100% right and Samuel has been really miserable with it. He's happy though munching his way though the cookies in the tin and watching Bob the Builder. :-)

Aaron has been checking out the Lotus display down at the mall. (Just for you Grandad!)
Maddison has been a Princess most days! (a rather scruffy one, but a Princess nevertheless!) hehee
On Wednesday late afternoon there was quite a bad storm and the traffic was terrible. I had to be somewhere by 8pm and usually at that hour of the night I have to allow an hour. I actually left 10 minutes earlier than I usually do and it took me 1 hour and 50 minutes! Needless to say I was very late and got there when it was all over!
I have to go through one toll gate to get there ... the road is 2 lanes and widens to 6 lanes for the toll booths and then back down to 2 again ... you can imagine the jam! And to make it worse 3 cars had done a nose to tail about 60 meters after the lanes had merged back to 2! It took me 70 minutes to get from one side of this toll to the other! It's the worse I have ever seen it in the 4 years we've been here. I hope I never see it like that again!

Because I thought we were moving next week I had planned for Maddison to have her farewell at school on Thursday. (Felt silly on Friday afternoon when I found out the dates had changed!) Oh well I can say I was organised for a change hehee I took 2 types of cookies (jam drops and ginger-nuts) down and apple juice to share with the kids. The teacher was surprised I didn't take cake, but I said every time I bring cake 90% of the kids lick off the icing and throw the cake away! It's such a waste. So I tried cookies this time and it was more successful ... only about 20% didn't like them hehee

So that's what's been happening around here.
Thanks for visiting and apologies to those whose blogs I haven't been visiting like I usually do! I haven't actually spent much time on the computer the last few weeks.


Mrs Frizz said...

I so would NOT have been coping in traffic like that ... not moving anywhere, anytime soon ...

Love the last photo in the series, he looks darling ...

Anonymous said...

Great photos!!

No need to apologise ... I'm in the same boat. It's hard to keep up, especially after getting a day or so behind.

Steeped in Beautea said...

Ugh at the traffic what a nightmare. But at least thats the worse you have seen it and that's not too bad for four years. Imagine if it was like that every week, that would drive me nuts. Awww at the kids and being sick. As for the move it will be worth it when you get there.