It's school holidays here - hard to believe that the boy child has already finished his first term at school. That wobbly tooth fell out on the last day of term, so the tooth fairy pillow got its first outing too.
I'm enjoying the change of pace, even if the tyranny of the lunch box and school run has been replaced by breaking up squabbles and lots of demands for food and entertainment. It's been good to potter, catch up with friends, visit the park, do some craft and cooking together and see a movie.
We just got back from a couple of nights in Canberra - it's a perfect place for small children, with lots of museums and activities. This time we visited the Deep Space Centre, War Memorial, Questacon and Parliament House. And stopped in Moss Vale on the way there and back to break up the journey and have a milkshake at Bernie"s and a peek in the wonderful Made By Others.
Now we're back, catching up on washing and I'm thinking about Kids Clothes Week sewing. I've missed the first couple of days, but I'm going to join in for the rest of the week because I really need to make some winter clothes for Milla. Ali is in uniform most of the time now, and isn't growing quite so fast, but Milla needs play trousers and some dresses and tops. So far I've been cutting out and tracing patterns - in an ideal world I'd make her a smock top, a couple of Geranium dresses (maybe one smock-length), and a couple of pairs of After School pants. I've got my eye on the Parsley Pants pattern too, but I don't think that will be released til after KCW. I'll see just how much I can fit in, in between washing-hanging, trampoline-jumping, food-prepping, lego-building and all the other school holiday stuff. And if I don't finish it all this week, there's always next week.