Sunday, August 4, 2013

A snapshot of July

July has been another busy month with loads of good things for our family.
Lots of special moments and lots of opportunities and rewards for which I am very grateful.

  • School holidays with special friends. I treasure these times and the memories being made. 
  • We went to the movies to see 'Dispicable Me 2' as well as Ten Pin Bowling. There were park days and playdates, visits to the library and a morning at the Naidoc celebrations. A fun filled holiday that's for sure!
  • Our Great Nanna Belle turned 100! Yes! Isn't that amazing! We had a high tea to celebrate with a constant stream of visitors and a three piece band-thanks to our nephew and his muso friends. The oldies smiled and clapped along. It was just lovely. I felt very teary as I watched Nan throughout the day. 100! Just incredible really! While she didn't reallly remember all the family and friends celebrating with her, she soaked up the celebrations and enjoyed being the centre of attention.
    • Bonfire and a camp oven roast. Again! Well tis the season isn't it?
    • Saturday morning soccer. Bitterly cold. We hit the fields at 8.30am each week.
    • A day with baby Harmony.  Love her little pout in this picture. I think it's important to capture the spectrum of faces.

    • The Mister got a new job! It is a bit daunting to be leaving his current position but he's been there a looong time and wants to sink his teeth into something new. He has been looking for a while and the stars have finally aligned. It just feels like the right thing and the right time. Fingers crossed.
    • Our big girl applied for a scholarship. The very worthy recipient was a high school student but our girl came runnerup! She won an ipad and made the local paper. She did such a great job writing her application and was beside herself with her win. There were over 70 applicants so she did very well. We are so happy for her. It has been a great year for her this year. The past few years have been quite the challenge for her (and us at times!) and so my mama heart is just so happy that she is having some success, has made some new friends and developed a bit more confidence. She is finding her niche and the things that make her happy.
    • The children performed for Education Week. Choir for Ollie, dance, choir and band for Boo. On top of this, they had a school disco and each celebrated a friends birthday.
    • A bbq at Bunnings for CF. Just over a thousand dollars raised! So grateful for our family and friends that give up so much of their time.
    • I have been working between one and three days each week. It is busy. (Remember I have been a stay at home mama for 12 years!) We are managing okay and the children have coped very well with the transition. We had takeaway twice this week(real takeaway too-pizza and McDonalds eww) but I balanced it out with a roast tonight ;)
    • We finished up the month with a big night out for G's work farewell.
    August, I wonder what you have in store for us.


    Max said...

    aww, that little face!
    i just got the most classic shot of clauds "i can't walk any further and i want to be carried face" it totally cracks me up when i look at it!
    you sounds like you live a very busy, but interesting life lea x

    Yvette Adams said...

    Lovely photos Lea, and I love catching up on your month.