Tuesday, February 16, 2010


So I was driving to church the other day with Ashleigh in the car with me.
I looked in the rear view mirror and saw a car I thought looked like a police car.
I said to Ashleigh:
"I wonder if that's a police car behind us?"

She replied:
"I don't know. Go really fast and we'll find out!"

So there you have it - problem solved!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

School 2010

As you may or may not know, Lauren was accepted into a Support Class at one of our local schools which is an absolute blessing as these classes are impossible to get in to.

She started at Sherwood Ridge Public School in Kellyville on 1st February this year and she absolutely loves going to school every day.
She has taken to school like a duck to water.
She loves her class and her two teachers.
There are only 8 kids in her class so she gets really specialised teaching.
She is learning so much every day.
She particularly liked being picked up by her big sister Ashleigh last Thursday to go to the canteen for the very first time and buy herself a chocolate Paddle Pop ice cream.
This was the best part of her day - I think it was Ashleigh's best part too!

Ashleigh loves having Lauren going to school with her!
She loves knowing that Lauren is at school as well as her and not at home having fun with Mummy!
Ashleigh LOVES the new school.
We changed her from Ironbark Ridge Public school this year so she could attend the same school as Lauren.
It makes life a lot easier being able to pick them up from the same school and not have to try to be at two schools at the same time.
She loves her teacher and has made heaps of new friends.
Every day when I pick her up she has a huge smile on her face and says she's had a really good day which is a big difference from last year - thankfully!

Here's a photo I took of the girls on their first day at their new school!

As for me ...

I've been flat out ever since they started back at school.
Monday and Tuesday, Lauren only had half a day at school so I had to pick her up at 1pm.
I was so busy those first couple of days catching up on house work and grocery shopping.

I've been able to potter around the house and sit on the computer as long as I want without Lauren pulling on my arm saying she's either hungry or bored.
It's fantastic!
I must say, I really miss having her around though.
She was my little friend and companion.

I've tried to organise our study.
It's difficult because Aaron and I both share the study and let's just say he's not the tidiest or most organised of the human race.
So I've had my work cut out for me trying to make sense of the debris that's called our desk!

I bought this to sort out the paperwork and it seems to be working so far.

Next thing I need to do is get a part-time job to get some spending money!

Fingers crossed!

Monday, February 08, 2010

New Shoes

We had a bit of a bad start to the year this year.
I thought I'd be super organised and buy the girls school shoes early on in January so that they had their shoes ready to start the school year.
Problem is I wasn't anticipating Lauren's feet growing so darned fast.
By the time the first day of school rolled around her feet had outgrown the new shoes.
Then when I went to take them back to get some bigger ones all the shops had sold out of shoes in her size!

So I've got some on order - yep, only the expensive ones are available now so I'm paying almost 3 times as much as the original pair I bought.
Let's hope her feet don't grow anymore this year so they last her 12 months!

Then on Ashleigh's first sport day I realised I hadn't bought her any new sneakers!
So, on the weekend we went for a drive in to the city to the New Balance Outlet store and bought the girls some brand new sneakers!

They love their new shoes!
Lauren loves hers because they are pink.
And Ashleigh loves hers because they are "cool".
We got them for such a good price. Lauren's shoes were $110 down to $45.
Ashleigh's shoes were $99 down to $45!

So we're set for shoes now!!