Friday, October 17, 2008

Quick update.

Just thought I should do a quick update.

The kids and I flew down to Melbourne on Tuesday and after a quick lunch with Andrew, Sharon, Max and Mima we headed up to my Mum and Dads house in Charlton.

We have been having a lovely time, it's very relaxing here and Ella and Huddy are loving being with their Nana and Poppy. The thing they were looking forward to the most (besides seeing Nana & Poppy of course) was going for a ride on Poppy's tractor! Unfortunately that hasn't happened yet as the tractor wouldn't start, needless to say the kids were really disappointed but Dad did get it started late today so it's on the agenda for first thing in the morning. Cross your fingers that the old Massey Ferguson, more endearingly known as Fergie, starts tomorrow for us, lol.

I love coming to my parents house, it's relaxing, cool in Summer (cold in winter though), has a lovely garden and is a beautiful old home filled with lots of memories from my childhood, not that I grew up here but my mother is a true hoarder and there are lots of little things around the house that remind me of my childhood.

Hudson has been following my Dad around like for the last few days, concerned about where he is when ever he can't see him and pestering him for rides on the tractor or for a push on the swing. Poor Dad has spent quite a bit of time the last few days pushing him or Ella on the swing on their back verandah - bliss for me though, lol!

Tomorrow is a big day for Charlton, it's the Charlton Agriculture Show, an annual event that the whole town comes out for. Mum has been busy doing her bit to support the town and show by entering some floral arrangements. I'll try to remember to take a photo of them tomorrow, she's done a great job considering they are in the middle of a drought and she has had a lot of plants die and the garden definitely isn't up to standard. I'll let you know how she goes, lol. I have very fond memories of the Wycheproof show and entering numerous things, quite often getting a prize too. I'm looking forward to tomorrow as are the kids, Ella's keen for the animals and Huddy the rides. They are even having fireworks tomorrow night, hopefully the kids will last as I'm sure they would love it, it won't be up to the standards of NYE or Riverfest but I'm sure the kids will think they are spectacular none the less.

We are off down to Rye on Tuesday, really looking forward to catching up with some friends down there. The last few times we've been 'home' either I or the kids were sick so unable to catch up with anyone. I've organised a lunch with some girlfriends, a dinner with some other girlfriends and a another lunch with friends so that should be heaps of fun. Other than that we will be just spending time with Col's family and chilling out. We then head to Andrew and Sharon's house for the rest of our stay. This is a huge highlight in Ella and Huddys eyes as not only will they get to play with Max and Mima but it is also Max's 5th Birthday while we are there and he is having a party - the absolutely most exciting thing that could happen according to them, lol!!!!

So there you are, a quick update on our whereabouts, well not so quick but that's what happens when there is nothing on tv, no scrapping to be done and the housework isn't calling.

Ahhhh holidays, bliss!!!!!!!


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