The children were excited to start school and have adapted very well. Lara proudly announced that she has been chosen to be the student representative for her class, a position that is voted by her peers. Elliot made it into the gifted and talented stream and has also successfully auditioned to be in the senior band and will be going to the Gold Coast on a music tour later this year. He only just scraped in, but we'll take it! Piano lessons have been successfully re-scheduled and all other extra-curricular activities have been finalised. The logistics of getting everyone to where they need to go is still in the process of being finetuned...
|First day of school|
|Lara's first day of school|
Whilst exciting, it has been overwhelming trying to "squeeze" everything in. One of my goals this year was to be more involved within the children's schools. I personally find it difficult to just "converse" with strangers. I've had to really force myself to make introductions to other parents, and volunteer to help with school events. To add to my already full calendar, the children seem to require never ending bits and pieces for their various activities.
The stress escalated to a whole new dimension this week with my return to work. Don't even start me on our new house...
On an exciting note, it was decided at work that I needed a company phone. So today, I received a brand new blackberry to play with.
|Um...how does this thing work?!?|