Emma is going to Anglesea on camp tomorrow, so we had to take a quick trip to Big W after school to buy her some bathers. It appears the tankini has completely disappeared…why? As it was, Emma decided she wanted a bikini. I have no particular objection, but I was pretty taken aback when she said so! The first one she tried on was pretty but impractical for doing anything other than posing by a pool, so we moved on to something that might actually cover her boobs if she moves. We bought her shortie bottoms, and she does have a rashguard to go over the top if she gets sunburned.
I hope she has fun. She’s pretty excited – not all her friends are going, but it will be a good chance for her to really get to know some of the kids who are going, and probably get to know some totally new kids as well. She’ll be back on Friday, so I’ll have a couple of days of missing her.
I went out to visit Benita this morning, and just hung out for a while. Cam was home and out spraying gorse, and Ben and I stayed inside talking and playing with the kids. Dempsey is talking more every time I see him; he was doing puzzles today and saying the names of some of the animals. He also got stuck under their deck – there was a support beam running over the top of the little gap that he walked through, and he was just standing there crying with his head jammed against it, not realising that all he had to was bend his knees a little and he’d be able to get free. Poor little dude.
I came home at lunchtime so that Troy and I could get some errands run on his break. We went to Officeworks to collect the photo print that’s going on the wall in Troy’s office, and then we went to Bunnings to look for a bamboo blind for the deck and get some paint.
We chose a colour called ‘grey pail’, which is what we painted our Yarra Glen house living room/ kitchen last September. It looked really good there and we hadn’t really had time to get sick of it yet, so I think it will work out here. I’m going to start with the bathrooms, and then figure out where to go from there.