The last few days have disappeared somewhere
Seb arrived home Sunday night. It is lovely to have him back again.
He is so funny.
He has now done a week at a car mechanics and has decided he doesn’t want to do that.
He has spent a week at a diesel mechanics and has decided he doesn’t want to do that.
He is now planning to go spend a week with a motorcycle mechanic to eliminate that!
He has also spent some time on the net sussing out the NZNavy and is keen on looking into becoming a Weapons Technician. I asked him what the pre-requirements were and he said he didn’t know yet but as it involved all sorts of maths stuff he reckoned you would have to be a rocket scientist to join.
You can tell how much he loves maths, or any school work come to that
Anyway, we looked into it further and they require NZCA level 1 in Maths, English and Science. So not too painful – although by looking at his face when he saw that you would think he was having all his teeth pulled – the pain is pretty intense at the thought of having to actually study!
Shannie and Lois were sad to part, they had had such a great time. I was sad too cuz I barely saw the girls the whole time – they were too busy playing out in the playhouse. We found the two of them way up in the trees about to step out on some high ropes just before they all left. Someone asked Shannie if she was afraid of heights, she replied’ I don’t know yet’!
We have been having some mussel harvests over the past week so Tim was very glad to see Seb. Now Jon has left he needs him to help on the boat to get the floats untied etc. They have been going out most days as the weather has been nice and calm since the weekend.
There has been much reported over the past few days about the fire
I managed to get back into the school room on Tuesday. We had a reasonably good day. I have decided to go back to using the Weaver curriculum that I used with the older children. As I have already used it I know my way around it and was able to get into it with not too much hassle. Just checking it out again on the net thought it looks like it is being published by another company in a slightly different format. I found a forum though which could prove helpful for me. The children did well, although Shannie is now banned from any sugar prior to & during school hours and Nathan now has a bedtime curfew! The first unit is looking at the first city and then cities and city structure and map making etc. So the girls had a lot of fun doing a map of their bedrooms and Nate did one of the farm. It is interesting getting the wee ones to work out perspective. I had recently bought a DVD of Reader Rabbit on Phonics so Azzan kept busy with that which made my life a lot easier.
Tim had a phone call from Sunni’s boyfriend last night. Asking for his permission to marry our darling daughter
So it looks like there will be a wedding next year – cool eh? We like Ryan and think he is good for our strong willed, stroppy and very bright 2nd daughter. I hope they will be very happy Tim was chuckling because Ryan said that she was the feistiest woman he had even known – I was waiting for Tim to comment that he was married to the other one but he was very restrained. Guess there is no point in stating the obvious!
Today so far life has been very stressful for me. I guess I am just tired despite going to bed quiet early last night. The local police said they would be here at 10:30am to do Jesika and Tim’s firearms licence renewal and they put an order in for hot date scones (apparently they were remembered from a visit here many years ago). So I dutifully got them baked amidst the chaos which just seemed to be reigning merrily and very noisily this morning. Then they were late. But by the time they did arrive the girls had pretty much finished cleaning put the attic so I let them watch Azzan’s favourite movie ‘Singing in the Rain’ – kept them quiet while the police guys were here.
Then Jesika had a car full of junk she had cleaned out and wanted us to go through before she chucked it. Then I helped Nathan & Shannie to update their blogs and now it is my turn. Actually all I want to do is go and have a sleep but I won’t as there is too much to do. Instead I think I will go and do some art work as Nathan is doing the dinner veggies for me. Lovely boy Also, the major bonus of the police arriving late was that Jesika got in and folded the last 4-5 days of washing for me, it was piling up and beginning to landslide
Azzan has just come in and told me that there is a volcano exploding over at Pohenui. I said ‘Oh no! we better go hide under our beds’ to which he giggled away and said ‘don’t be silly it is at Pohenui, not at our place’!! Pohenui is actually just across the bay but I guess in his mind that is far enough away not to cause us any bother
He is now wandering around behind me saying repeatedly, ‘Bon Jour, Konnichiwa, Sayonara, Hola,’ My multi lingual 4 year old