Thursday, 17 November 2016

Helping out at School

With Justine, my youngest niece starting preschool last week I have been helping the kids primary school. 

It has been such a positive week so far and I am excited to be helping in their classrooms for the rest of the year.

On Monday after dropping Justine at Kindergarten and settling her in I made my way to the school. I caught the end of assembly and afterwards made my way to my son Jie's grade 4 class.

 Jie has been asking endlessly for the past 3 years for me to come and help at the school but having Nevaeh and then Justine home with me each day I just couldn't meet his request. But that all changed this week. I'm helping out in his class every Monday morning and am taking small groups out of class to rehearse a play chosen by their teacher to perform in front of the class at the end of the lesson. 

After recess I helped in my nephews class. Hiram's teacher had me do spelling with the kids and over the two days I was there I did 3 hours of one-on-one spelling tests. I was quite impressed with the words that his peers in grade 3 were spelling and enjoyed just watching him work and enjoying school.

At lunch I spent some time with Jie, Nevaeh and got to know some of Janai's friends. On the Monday I bought us all KFC for lunch before heading into Kitchen Class with Janai's grade 5 lesson. 

In Kitchen 5 students were picked out to be in my group including Janai. Together we followed a recipe to make dairy free cupcakes to share with the rest of the class who made salads. I had to leave early to pick Justine up from preschool but promised to come back next week. 

Monday night I baby sat a beautiful boy for a friend who had a late game of basketball before spending majority of my day yesterday in Nevaeh's and Hiram's classes again.. 

So all the kids are finally getting some more of me. All except Jeanette who I will be taking out for lunch tomorrow.. But shhhh.. she doesn't know yet! 
 


 
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Friday, 11 November 2016

Helping Mummy

My beautiful daughter and thoughtful son have helped me tonight out of the kindness of their own hearts. 


After dinner I sat on the couch letting my food digest and messaged my Besty. I cleaned the kitchen before tea and now knew it was that time again to fill the sink and do the dishes again. Nevaeh who was begging me to come and lay with her because I looked tired but Looking around the lounge room I told her I had a lot of cleaning to do before bed tonight.

The kids had been busy making paper aeroplanes and drawings and cut outs and paper was everywhere. Plates were still in the table with left overs and washing both needed folded and to be hung on the clothes hoist. Hiram had also came to me before dinner complaining that his arm was sore. I had a quick look as I dished dinner out and saw that where he got his immunisation yesterday had swollen and was red and hot to touch. 

I sat on the couch not knowing where to start but to my surprise, Nevaeh had already started cleaning. Jeanette walked out and asked what she was doing as she was scraping left overs into the bin and nevaeh replied in a very mature voice "I'm just helping Mum with the lounge room and half the kitchen because she is very tired and needs to rest." 

Jeanette walked out of the room and Jie walked in just as Nevaeh started folding some washing (as if she knew my to-do list in my head) and Jie asked how he could help. I asked him to take the washing out of the machine and afterwards he asked if I wanted him to put another load on. Although unsure of what to do he gave it a go just to help me out.


With their help I was able to do the dishes, vacuum, clean the rest of the kitchen and finish folding the washing. Nevaeh seeing Justine waiting for me to read to her took it upon herself to read to her for me. 
I was then able to call Nurse on Call for Hiram about his arm and hang 
another load of washing out. 

It was so nice to have the help of my kids who saw me tired and worn out today.

It really is the little things that make me feel loved 


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Thursday, 10 November 2016

7eleven Day 2016




Monday was 7eleven Day here in Aus so because we are big on celebrations, we just had to buy slurpees after school! 






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