Today was a funny mucky sorta day.
I had so much to do and now it is the end of the day and I still haven’t actually gotten it all done. I got the most important things done so that’s all cool.
I got Alice to run around to the Croft this morning to get it ready for the guests who are coming in while I am away. While she did that Seb sanded down the bookshelves and when she got back the sun was shining so she painted them up by the workshop so it didn’t matter if she made a mess – Jesika had warned me that Alice was a messy painter
Nathan got a roast of mutton cut up and into the wood stove and then he prepared all the vegetables for dinner. He has done a brilliant job of cleaning hsi room – I had given him an ultimatum yesterday morning that if is didn’t get done properly I was going to let Alice loose in there – shock! horror! – so he did it good this time
The girls have spent a lot of time in their tree house cleaning it up over the past few days. Shannie came down in tears this morning because she had it all tidy and Mahalia had messed it up and then ran away. So Seb came to the rescue and got Mahalia back in there to do her bit! Funny thing that when it comes to their bedrooms it is Mahalia who has the tidiest room and Shannie who’s is always needing help.
After lunch they all went mustering except Azzan and he was so quiet and good that I almost forgot he was here – he played on the computer most of the afternoon while I did my computer stuff and made calls. Have had a lot of appointments to tee up for several family members and that all takes time.
The other day there was an altercation between Seb & Azzan. I asked Seb what had happened and he said that Azzan had a Vivid marker and was going to scribble in a Bible so he took the marker off him.
Azzan said ‘I wasn’t going to scribble in it. I was just going to colour the words’.
Mahalia & Azzan love to ask and learn how words are spelt because they hear the older ones asking. Tonight at the dinner table Azzan told me that ‘c-a-t spells cat’ – I was very impressed, Tim apparently had been teaching him this morning.
Then Mahalia asked, ‘How do you spell Dad? Azzan said ‘a-p-e’ – man! I just cracked up. I had a mouthful of dinner and it was all I could do to contain it. The funniest thing was that he didn’t realise what he had spelled and he just laughed along with us cuz we were laughing. And when I told him after what he had spelled he thought it very funny too.
Alice helped me to get my chunky book pages finished tonight , just had the backing sheets to glue on so she was a great help. Took no time at all with two of us doing it. I did take photos but they were terrible so I will try again tomorrow in natural light.
Anyway, it is now after 10pm and I am tired and still not yet got clothes packed so I am going to find something suitable to wear to the city. We are off to Wellington – that is Nathan, Azzan, Alice and I. Be back on the night of the 1st. I will have lots to tell you then so watch this space