Troy and I are watching The Rover tonight. I laughed a lot when Troy put it on and told me seriously that it might be too intellectual for us, since it refers to itself as a ‘film’ on the menu screen. Considering the last movie we hired was Sharknado 2, he may be right that we’re not up for much.
It’s been a pretty nice weekend. Nicholai had cricket yesterday but his game was just here in town so Troy dropped him off and then went and bought him a cricket bat for Christmas. The other present he wanted was a retro World Cup Australia cricket shirt, but they were all sold out so we’ll have to find something else for him. He wrote his Christmas list on Saturday (although he hasn’t printed it out yet) so hopefully there’s something else on it that’s priced appropriately that we can buy for him.
Troy played golf with his dad in the afternoon, so it was just the kids and I at home. I did some re-potting of cacti, and then ran out of potting mix and had to go to Bunnings. The kids had to come with me (they helped choose the plants), so we all had a Slurpee for afternoon tea since the weather was so terrible.
I finished doing the re-potting and then arranged the pots next to the front door. Emma was helping me, and then the two of us put the children’s zen rock garden back together next to the pots. Emma had collected a bag of rocks while she was at camp so she put those in it too. The rest of the porch is still a mess, but there is at least one little patch of prettiness. And I love the zen garden.
I also spent a lot of time crocheting yesterday, making another one of those little cat people that I’m going to give to Hayley tomorrow as a thank you for looking after Emma so well on camp. I mean, I know as a teacher it’s her job, but she really did go above and beyond. It’s not only Emma on camp too- Hayley’s been so great with Jericho this year and been a great help to me as a teacher too. Anyway, I crocheted her one of my little crochet things because I know she loves them, and it really did turn out very cute.
The kids had hockey this morning, and Jericho’s friend Ry came home with them afterwards. The two of them together are SO silly, it’s ridiculous the way eight year old boys behave sometimes.
Troy had to go over to his mum and dad’s house this afternoon to help pull down the lean-to, so he took Nicholai, Emma and Soren with him. That worked out pretty well, they could play with their cousins over there and Jericho could play with Ry here. Apparently they did manage to get the lean-to pulled down and all the kids went fishing in the dam so it was a successful afternoon. They stayed for tea (Jericho and I made ourselves pizzas with corn thins, which were amazingly delicious) and when they came home we threw them in a much needed bath and then bedtime.
I’m really tired. Emma was so needy and clingy all weekend- honestly I was surprised when she said she’d go to Grandma and Pop’s house without me. She originally wasn’t going to, but we played up the fact that her cousins would be there and she could play with Charlotte, so she agreed to go. I’m glad she did, not only because she spent a fun afternoon with Charlotte but because she was tired enough to go to bed and go to sleep almost immediately, instead of staying awake and fretting over what’s going to happen at school tomorrow.