Wednesday, April 14, 2010

holidays

I cant believe how much I am enjoying the school holidays. Especially considering two of the children have been unwell. No mad scrambles in the mornings or me loosing my patience over children being slow to eat breakfast, put on their shoes, do up their seat belts. Not to mention trying to decide what to put in the lunchbox. It's been so nice. Given me a chance to catch my breath one again. I have been trying a few new projects like embroidery which have been incredibly relaxing too. Having a go at turning some of Grace's drawing into embroidery's we can hang on the walls. She is very pleased that her artworks are being copied onto fabric, and watching with great intent to see the finished project. This morning we sat out the back in the sun, I watched the kids play and stitched away. We shared morning tea together and chatted and laughed over bowls of mandarins and tasty biscuits. It's so special being able to relax together as a family and enjoy each others company and silly jokes.

6 comments:

Bec said...

I agree! I love school holidays, we are in Qld so we just finished ours :( Back to the routine. We were late the first day back. whoops. Just wanted to say thanks for letting me know about the commenting prob on my blog, that was really sweet of you! Hopefully it is all fixed now.

Kate said...

Oh you are such an amazing Mum! Seriously, those divine kids are so blessed to have you! I'm totally taking notes from you :)

flora said...

I love the idea of using embroidery to copy your child's artwork. That's something I will definetely try. I'm always trying to find projects that utilise my daughter's art. thanks!

Sabra said...

I also agree. I love it when my son is out of school and we're all home together. It makes me understand some of the appeal of homeschooling.
My neighbor has some of her children's artwork embroidered and on her walls. They're all grown and moved out now, so it's even more special to her now. Very neat.

Catherine said...

Naomi, I love your blog and can't wait to see how that embroidery turns out! I love your kids' market stall - what a great idea.

Catherine said...

PS: I love seeing the cute boy stuff you are making - I have boys and it's always great to get some new ideas. ;0)