Monday, June 17, 2013

Soccer and sickness

Well, winter has well and truly set in here. Meaghan (who has hardly taken a day off school for illness and has never been on antibiotics) was struck down with a bad cold, right at the start of testing week (of course..). She lost her voice for a few days - a bit of a novelty as she does like to express her opinion, quite loudly, esp when she has her headphones in - which is most of the time... all ok now.

Henry then got the same cold but ended up at Accident and emergency at 4:30am on a very cold Canberra morning due to asthma getting the best of him. Geoff volunteered to take him, so I manned the phone with relevant info from our cosy bed. It was only a mid attack so he was back home by 7. Still home from school  now but improving.

All this meant he missed his beloved soccer on Saturday - but at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge, I used this sketch

To make this LO
about his soccer playing this year. Henry has leapt in confidence and is happily taking shots at goal, sometimes scoring (I had previously only missed three games of soccer in his short career and he had scored goals on each of those occasions, no other time, just when I'm not there!) But I finally got to see him score a couple of weeks ago, fun to see them celebrate afterwards.

And the house is getting scarily closer, I know that sounds odd but we have so much to do (and so much more to spend...) before September, it is going to be full on. Now that it is nearly at lock up, we have no idea if things are happening inside. We drove past on Saturday, debated whether to go in because it looked the same as last week and it had been raining all week but to our surprise the garage was full of newly derived tiles, and then walking past the family room, we spied this -
 No balustrades yet but nice and solid.

And the first of our internal doors has gone in  -
They will all have the grooves on them, yet to be painted. It's all happening so fast now.

Once I work out where Geoff has put all the photos he has taken, I will update the house blog - sorry to bore you with it all here...

Must go do housework now, at least this house is nice and small, doesn't take long to clean.

Have a good one and I hope those of us in Aus/NZ are avoiding the worst of the bugs going around xx


Lizzy Hill said...

Your new house is really looking great...the stairs in is a HUGE step forward, so to speak...& as usual you have rocked that sketch...somehow I missed it....must try & get to have a go....might not get it done this month. Too much happening .....glad the kids are over their colds & they kept it an adult free zone:):):)

wendipooh13 said...

sorry to hear about the sick kids!!! that's always hard.. hope they are on the mend soon. LOVE your fun page about soccer!!! super cool and sooo exciting about your house