Sunday, January 27, 2013

School Days!

When I was a little girl my best friends mother used to come in to her room at the start of each term and sing
'School Days' at the top of her voice.
It is a tradition I have continued with my own tribe......and I don't think they appreciate it any more then Binita did.

But we have had an awesome holiday.
Off course,we had Christmas.
And New Years Day at the lake.

Barbecue's a'plenty.
A visit to Wiggly Worms play cafe for Lidia and Matilda.
(The noise had to be heard to be believed)!
A quick trip to Adelaide to catch up with Hugo whilst he was at Geology camp.

My sister Veronica and her friend Guy.
Family came to visit.
As did special friends.
There was plenty of making.
And some new pets.
Of course we went to the beach.

But tomorrow its school days.
And Tildy starts kindy.
And I am going to cry and cry.

School days! sigh....

xx N


  1. An e-handkersniff and nice cup of tea on their way for tomorrow! Good luck to you all. And thanks for sharing the lovely holiday photos (all those beautiful children and beautiful clothes!).

  2. I hope the first day back to school goes smoothly and that mom isn't too sad.(hug) Looks like you all had a wonderful holiday together!


  3. Awww! I can't believe your sweet Tildy starts school! I hope it goes well! Good luck to all the kids.

  4. Good times with your family over the holidays! Hope all goes well for Tilly at Kindergarten.....and you too!

  5. Such a great set of memories!
    All the best for Tildy's first day! I'm pretty sure she will adapt far better that her mum (I know mine did, lol)

  6. Oh Nicole...I will be thinking of you!

  7. A fab summer for the fab five! Sending hugs for today, dear one xxx

  8. What a wonderful holiday! It always seems so odd to see Christmas in the summer when it's all about sledding parties and hot cocoa around here:) How has the poplin bathing suit held up? I've been searching for just the right fabric for swimming shorts and never thought to use it.

    p.k. My youngest starts next year.... bitter sweet, eh?

  9. *GASP* My heart leapt into my throat at the last picture. And already it is tomorrow there. Thinking of you and sending lots of love and prayers.

  10. Thank you dear friends.
    It was a terribly hard day for me with many tears(some public).
    Tilly went in on the bus at 8am,I went in too see her at 9am. She let me take a photo and then said it was time for me to go.
    They got home at 4pm,she had a great day and she wants to go tomorrow.
    xx N

  11. Oh she is amazing. Youve done so well bringing up such a confident little thing. Still so hard though! Make sure you have some cake preferably chocolate, it's good in these situations.
    (Can't believe the twins still fit those gorgeous Playdates, how fab).

  12. Tildy looks so happy and you know you have done a super job if she was ready for you to go and that she wants to go again. I know how hard it was for you. I am both a kindergarten teacher and a mother. My 'baby' turned 18 last weekend. He'll be going to college next August. How did the time go so fast?! I sure wish I had more than two children! Blessings to you and your beautiful family.

  13. Oh my goodness! She has grown so much! Big girl. Sniffle. Hang in there, mum.

  14. Looks like you all had a wonderful holiday break. Hugs to you, hope it is getting easier. xx

  15. Thank you Girls.
    She ended up doing all 3 days,no break,and is very very happy.
    I appreciate your warm words and thoughts so much.
    I am pleased she is happy but I am missing her so much. I really can't believe how much it hurts.
    xx N