13 Jun. 2008

Such a long time.....

Where did the rest of April and May go? Are we in June!!!!
WOW, so long between posts, huge apologies everyone.
I have been reading your blogs, my bloglines is a very manageable 72 feeds at the moment, just not posting on my own.
So what has been happening!!! Joel had his birthday on the 6th of June and is now 6 years old. He is such a delightful little man, and so funny. (His antics deserve a post all on their own). He is the class comedian and seems to be very popular amongst his peers and teachers. He had a small accident on the slide at school and managed to put a cut on the back of his head, the school rang me, I took him to the hospital emergency department, and while he was describing to the doctor what had happened he said that he had "broken his head". The doctor was quite amused at his description. All is well now, they didn't stitch his wound, just used some glue, which is still in his hair.

Joel's birthday fell on a long weekend for us in Oz, and since he has never had a birthday party before, we decided that his first year of school would be a great time to have one. So Sunday is the day, about 12 kids are coming . I just keep on telling myself that it is only for two hours. I am attempting to make him a pirate ship cake, first time for everything, and will post some pictures of it if it turns out okay!

I have been stitching and made progress on Faery Tales, A Love Song, Celtic Banner and VOHRH. I have another new start, just a small one, a LHN design from their scriptures series, would eventually like to stitch them all and make them into a quilted wall hanging, one day!

We replaced the chicken that died. The bird that we got is quite young and she is so tame. Just as well, as she decided that she like our neighbours yard better than ours and kept on 'flying' yes 'flying' over our fence. We trimmed her wing and some of her tail feathers, and she still manages to escape by first flying onto part of our compost bin and then on to the fence. Rotten bird. Where she came from she was free range so she just doesn't like being in the pen. Now we have roughly covered the pen with some bird netting and this seems to be working so far. And after the trauma of some time ago, they have started to lay again, YAY fresh eggs again.

We have been to our beach house and while we were there we took the kids to the Scienceworks Museum, they had a wonderful time. We went into the planetarium where we watched a short film about our southern skies and learnt where we could find Mars and Saturn, and some constellations.

Well I had better get to bed as I have a cake to make tomorrow, and a house to make presentable.

Hope everyone is well and getting lots of stitching done.


Ranae said...

so glad to see a post from ya.
Hope the party goes well.
pirate ship cake sounds awesome and yummy.
Take care!@

Kim B said...

I'm sure you will survive the party with no problem! A pirate cake - what fun!

Barbara said...

Nice to hear from you again!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to Joel. Six is just SUCH a great age. Hope his "broken head" heals soon.

Anonymous said...

Good to see a post from you.

Hope the party goes well. Six already. He is growing up too fast.

Suzanne said...

I am glad to hear from you again. I hope all goes well for the birthday party and I am sure the cake will be easy to make.

My husband and I went to the Scienceworks Museum a few years ago and we had a lot of fun. Who nees kids to enjoy these things, lol!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday to your son! I hope Sunday goes smoothly. I can't wait to see the cake.

I have to say that looking at all the stars in the sky in Australia is really cool. When I was in Australia in 2000, my friend and I and her daughter drove down from Perth to Manjimup or somewhere near there to visit her friends. It was really nice there. At night, we were outside and I could see another section of the Milky Way. It was sooo amazing and all the stars and constellations. I wonder if there are more stars visible down under than up here.

Glad to see you posting again.

Happy Stitching and have a great weekend!

Jane said...

Glad to see another post from you. Great that you're keeping up the stitching and thanks for all your wonderful comments on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Glad your little boy is recovering from his broken head ;) and I'm thankful that it wasn't worse... and glue? Wow... what a trip!

Also, good news about the new chook, I have been wanting chickens for the longest time! :) Take care!

Carla said...

Glad to see you posting again :)
Hope everything went well with the birthday party!

Lynn said...

Welcome back! I remember doing cakes like that for my boys. I was never very good at it but they didn't seem to notice. Enjoy the party!

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch