Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Miss W's Quilt Revealed!

I don't blog quilt stuff here but I know Mum reads this blog and not the other, so thought I would post this here!

Today was the day we gave Miss W her quilt!! We asked Miss W to leave the room for a few minutes while we worked out what child was going to say what. Then she came back in and sat, very puzzled and curious. Six kids spoke a sentence each. "Miss W, we are very excited about your wedding." "We wanted to make you something special." (She starts crying about here!) "Miss Helen helped us do some drawings at recess and lunch." "It was top secret, we had to pinky promise not to tell you!" (More crying about here!) "We hope you like your present." "We wish you and Mr H lots of love and hope you live happily ever after." Then she got to open it and because the kids hadn't seen the quilt it was zoom, they all rushed in. Then there was squeals of "Look there is my drawing!" "Look that's mine up there Miss W!" "Look Miss W I drew you holding Mr H's hand!" It was fantastic!

Here's Miss W with Alice. I told Alice her block was my favorite, she got all shy.

And here is Miss W and I in that happy post quilt gift giving glow. I am so looking forward to their wedding in a few weeks. She is such a beautiful lady, has a heart of gold, an amazing teacher, it's going to be a joy to share her day with her.

Here are the amazing kids of Room 12! Their art makes this quilt so special!

And here is the quilt. There you go Jules!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Daz's 40th.

Daz turned 40 last week. We had a party to celebrate. An F themed party, you had to come dressed as something beginning with the letter F! He came as Froddo. Mr H came as Fred Flinstone.

I was a French Maid. Mrs H was a Fortune Teller!

We had Flappers, Footy Players and a Flight Attendant!

Best costume of the night was Mrs T as a Fan Tale! The writing around her costume was Daz's life story! Mr T was a Fireman!

The man on the left who shall be known as Mr G came as the character in that movie Face Off. The basic plot of the movie is "a revolutionary medical technique allows an undercover agent to take the physical appearance of a major criminal and infiltrate his organization." So Mr G took a photo of Daz's face off Facebook and photocopied it 16 times and stuck a stick to the back of each mask so everytime you turned around at the party all you saw was Daz's face!

Like this! As demonstrated by a Farmer, Footy Player, FBI Agent and artist Frida Kahlo.

And in the left over cake!

Happy 40th Daz!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I started this blog when we moved up here to share all our adventures. The good and the bad times. Monday was a bad time. Daz and I had to make the choice to put down our dog Charlie. Saturday morning we woke up to him just lying on his bed, awake but unable to get up. Picking him up Daz felt a large lump one side of his belly. We dashed to the vet, they took some needle biopsies. The results were inconclusive, they ruled out an infection or a bite from a snake or cane toad but left a question mark over what the lump was exactly..... He stayed there till Sunday afternoon, we were allowed to bring him home for the night and told to return Monday morning so they could do more tests. He was a little better that night, could walk but wasn't his usual self. On waking up Monday morning, it wasn't good, he couldn't move again, just lying on his bed. We dropped him at the vet and it became pretty obvious that all the tests in the world weren't going to fix him. He was 15 years old and we didn't want him to go through that. Daz and I decided he should go to sleep, hardest phone call I have had to ever make. We were there at the end, well Daz was, I was standing outside watching through the glass doors with tears streaming down my face. His body trembled and then just relaxed and was still. No more pain for him. We told the girls after school amongst more tears. We were allowed to take his body home and buried him in a quiet spot out of town. The back yard seems very quiet without him in it.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Milly's Merit Certificate.

Matilda received a merit certificate at school yesterday. Every Mum thinks their child is smart, but this child of mine, she is switched on! She is reading at a higher level than Grace.... she'll stand behind Grace when she is doing Mathletics on the computer and while Grace is still thinking about the answer, Milly will call out the answer..... its a bit spooky! She's the model student, her work is so neat, her handwriting is lovely. And all this in Grade One! Well done Matilda, we are very proud of you!