Wednesday 26 March 2008

Its a crazy life . . .

Life is as crazy as ever here. Just when I thought it was settling back down and I had my house in order, gardens weeded and my Internet business about to start up again, Grandad's pneumonia took a turn for the worse and he is now in hospital.

This week is mad, I am taking Amah to the hospital every afternoon to visit Grandad in between home schooling The Princess who has now finished at Pre School and not starting Primary School until 9 April. Don't ask, its a long story!!!

So my lovely clean, orderly house that looked like this last week is starting to revert back to its usual stuff everywhere state! UGH!!!!

The Princess and I did manage to get to one of Tom, our Korean homestay son's soccer games. We had so much fun on the side line. The Princess is seen here cheering for the other team . . . deliberately!!!!!

Creatively speaking I am having a creating drought. Although actually I have whipped up two more of my cupcake/aprons sets for little girls birthday presents.

The Princess's last day at Pre School was a Mad Hatters Tea Party. I did concoct this creation the day before. I love it!!!!

If I don't get my bird house done for Karla and Beth's party on Thursday I will use this!!!

I love Easter, its my favorite holiday. I find it so much more relaxed than Christmas. Each year on Easter Sunday, Babes and I host an Easter Egg hunt and big lunch for family and friends.
We hide the eggs in our garden and lay a trail of them across the road and into Amah and Grandads garden.

At the end we get the children to tip their buckets on the floor and we divide the spoils up!!!

It was a great day, hot and sunny, the children and ladies all went swimming in our little pool.

Sorry no photo's as we were in our underwear!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.


Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

praying for your grandfather

LOVE the hat

sounds like a nice Easter and your princess was so pretty


Alison Gibbs said...

Looks like Easter was fun at your house.
Hope Grandad is soon home and feeling better

Bethany said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandpa...I will hold him up in prayer.
The kids look like they had a fun time...and that cool hat! Wowza!!
Hang in there...the creative flow will come back when things get to a bit calmer pace :) xo

Beth Leintz said...

Glad you had time to check in- sounds like you are busy busy busy! Hope your Granddad is on the mend soon.

I think the Mad Hatter's hat would make an EXCELLENT bird house- kind of like an A Frame!

Lori said...

Rachel, i hope grandad is feeling better aren't you busy, no wonder you are not feeling very creative, it's hard to think about that when there is so much going will get your groove back soon...the hat you made is SO cute...see you tomorrow, i am doing the bling your birdhouse too:)

bluemuf said...

Rachael, I just love the hat, and yes it would make a wonderful birdhouse. Hang in there and I hope your granddad gets better soon.

Hugs Karen

Unknown said...

Hi Rachael! So sorry that grandad is sick again :( I hope he gets better soon.

It looks like you had a very nice Easter! The princess looks gorgeous as always! Love her cheering too! Easter is my favorite holiday too! :)

Love ya sweetie,

Sugar Bear said...

Hope that granddad is okay. Your party hat is wonderful. I know what you mean about creative low - I feel that now too. Maybe it is the change of seasons.

Brittany said...

I love that hat!! Too cute! Looks like you had a wonderful Easter!! Princess is just darling let me tell you!!

I do hope your Grandad is doing better soon. Cheer up, your creative groove will be back in no time!!


Aimz said...

hey girl! Lovely creating :-)
Your daughter looks like she's having a blast, hope your grandad gets better btw, it's tough watching our elderly loved ones sick isn't it?

Sandra Evertson said...

What Darling little Easter egg hunters!
And love the hat!
Sandra Evertson

Linda said...

What a fun Easter you had and princess looks so cute....I love her tea party hat.
So sorry your Grandad is in the hospital...I hope he is feeling better and soon be home. Linda

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So sorry about your grandfather. Everyone looks like they had a wonderful time in the egg hunt! I'd say your creativity flowed when you made that hat! It is really fun.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...


Thanks for stopping by. Hope your grandad is mending. Your little girl is so sweet. Looks so happy with her candy!

Have a great day!

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