The weeks are just flying by with Easter holidays rapidly approaching. My weekends just seem to disappear. The farmers market, kids activities, dinner out with girlfriends and then Sunday morning at the park with my boys, their bikes and a skateboard - loads of fun! Hope you had a lovely weekend.
My dear friend and ex-neighbour is about to move internationally so last night she organised a favourite things dinner at one of her favourite restaurants. The idea of a favourite things party is to think of one of your favourite thing with costs less than $5 and then take along 5 of them to swap with other guests. I have been trying to avoid too much sugar so I decided on tea (rather than chocolate) and made up these little gifts with a tea infuser and a small sample of my favourite Melbourne Breakfast tea. We all had a lovely evening and took home a sweet little stash of gifts to make our week a little more special. Thank you Jennifer - we are all going to miss you so much.
It has been months since I have found time to write in this space. I don't really have any excuses other than life with three boys is VERY 'busy'. Puggle in particular is very active at the moment, which is lovely to watch but exhausting. We had a nice break over Christmas and I planned to get back into blogging in the New Year but time got away from me and it is March already - nearly our Autumn equinox here in the southern hemisphere (although you wouldn't believe it with the heat-way we have been having)!
So what have I been up to? Well nothing particular special. Just the usually working, parenting, cooking, cleaning, and, since Junior has started year 1, we seem to have spent an awful lot of time doing homework and after school activities!
Anyway, with all the focus on Junior and school of late I thought it was time that I dedicated a bit more time to Rascal and Puggle. We have started attending Toddler Gym once a week, (which they both love) and we have been attending a local playgroup each week. I have also been reading up on craft activities for the boys and I have subscribed to Productive Parenting and listened to a few Raising Playful Tots pod casts to provide a little inspiration.
The biggest problem I'm having at the moment is finding activities which all three boys can do together. Puggle still likes to put everything in his mouth so any activities with art supplies (even markers, crayons or chalk) needs to be very closely supervised or he will eat the supplies which really upsets Rascal - and once Rascal is upset things can degenerate very quickly. It makes life interesting and I just have to remember that it won't be too long and he will be beyond the "eating everything" stage and into the "I'm a 2 year old and I'm not going to eat anything" phase!