Friday, October 24, 2008

More scrapbooking and an brief update...

Here is my latest layout. Each year just after the boys' birthdays I write them a brief note to include in their album. They each have an album for each year of their lives. Kev has pointed out if I keep scrapping at the same rate the boys will need a semi-trailer to take their albums when they leave home (grin).

Speaking of the boys - the first 2 weeks of kindy have been a steep learning curve for the boys and I. They have clearly found the effort of getting out the door by 8.30am each morning a bit tiring (they like long, leisurely breakfasts). A few times they have cried and asked to stay home, but we have headed to kindy anyway and then within a few minutes they are excitedly playing with their little friends. Well I should say Mitchell is playing with his little friends, who are all girls by the way. Harry doesn't seem that interested in playing with the other children and prefers solitary activities like puzzles, the computer or drawing. This is something that the kindy teachers and I are watching closely in case it becomes an issue. They are at kindy four mornings a week and on three of those mornings I go straight to the gym afterwards for 1/2 an hour. At the moment it is a big struggle because I am SO unfit, but the ladies at Curves are lovely and I hope to lose some weight and improve my overall fitness.

Apart from that I have found a renewed passion for gardening and am out in the garden most nights - weeding, hand watering or generally tidying up. The garden is certainly showing the fruits of my efforts and it looks very pretty despite the lack of rain. Goodness knows how it will cope with summer. I have found that my time gardening is very therapeutic and that coupled with my exercise my mental well-being has improved markedly. Who would have guessed I just needed some sheer torture followed by solitude to feel happy (grin)?

Well I better sign off now,
Hoping everyone has a lovely weekend,


~~**Skye**~~ said...

Its great that Mitchell is enjoying kindy, i do hope that Harry finds enjoyment in playing with other kids aswell in the future.

Obies teachers sent home a note from preschool telling me he was hitting the other kids and snatching the toys from them on friday -- not exactly a pleasent thought.

How is curves? I have one near my work and have thought about joining... but im not exactly the physical type when it comes to gyms and all love to hear some more about it :)

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Dear Skye,
Thanks for checking out my blog :-)

It can be very worrying when our little ones lash out at us or other people. I would be upset to receive simply a note, without any follow up face to face. Maybe the teachers can suggest something for Obie.

As for Curves - it is great. You definitely get a workout and the instructors make sure you work hard. But there are ladies of all different shapes and sizes - so even though I am chubby I don't feel uncomfortable. And the whole exercise circuit with cool down is over in under 35 mins!


JoanneK said...

Great ideas for the boys albums! Wish I had thought of doing that years ago! Love your page! Good for you, finding time for yourself and enjoying it! Well deserved I'm sure!! I love to read your blog!

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thanks Joanne :-)

RhondaLue said...

I've heard great things about Curves. I like places that don't feel like a meat market.

Butterscotch said...

Cute scrapbook pages!

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

I agree Rhonda :-)
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thanks Butterscotch :-)