The sun is hot, the pool is blue and my 7 yr old daughter NEVER STOPS TALKING!!!! She starts talking before she opens her eyes in the morning and is still chattering, singing or both when she finally goes to sleep. School holidays mean I am in the front row seat for all concerts, performances, whispered secrets, stories and wonderings. I love her. I really do. I just wish she had a mute button occasionally.!
The Christmas break for us was busy in a lazy kind of way. We had a family friend and her 3 boys here for Christmas Day ( hmm, 3 young boys full of lollies and chocolates, with a slip-n-slide and water guns, how is that going to end well???).
Then on Boxing Day My Mother-In-Law, Sister-in law + Hubby and 2 kids arrived for a week relaxing by the pool. We ate a ridiculous amount of food, the kids swam until they grew gills and we brought in the New Year with a whimper not a bang- not exactly big party people in our home.
New Years Day saw all the in-laws depart, and after a 5 hour break to mop, wash and wipe the bathroom over, my parents arrived. See... I told you we should have installed a revolving door.
Mum and Dad have been "grey nomads" this year and plan at least another year of travelling so it's a treat to have them here for an extended visit.Sarah is very excited about a sleepover in the caravan - apparently she will sleep sooooooooo much better on the little bed in Nanna's van!
I have been busy painting and restocking many buttons, lots of the more intricately painted buttons were running low, so I have tried to refill. That means that I don't have new buttons to show you today, but in the next few weeks, I have some lovely ideas to bring to life.
Most of all, life is good here, happy, peaceful and blessed. I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year... what are your plans for 2012? Are you going to have a UFO year or do you have a few new projects planned?