Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
hugo's school concert is on in a few weeks.....
some one remembered that i sew, so i am busy sewing up 24 grade 1 costumes for Hugos class (i have been given strict instructions to make 24 exactly the same costumes and not to alter ANYTHING !!!!) some people take volunteering a little too seriously.....the costumes are ok, i think we could have added a bit more life to them, but hey what do i know i'm just the bunny that gets handed hugos class to sew and then another classes to sew but is also told in the same breathe that they need some "real sewers" to make jackets.......hmmmmm lucky i'm doing it for my son not this lovely parent that has noooooo idea !!!!!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Hotham he was skiing the Village loop) and was at the bus stop with us !!!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
it doesn't take much to put things into perspective.
the above image was taken last week, one morning when we were skiing. i stopped and watched the view and took stock of all around me.
the 10 days at the snow have done wonders for our family unit. the boys and i reconnected on a level where we have had all day and 2.5 weeks to share many special experiences.
john and i skied together each morning and finally after a long time i felt re connected as i shared many a chair lift ride with him and raced him down the hill. we have been fairly distant recently with him starting up a new business... i guess its life and you get stuck in the rut but moving away from routine and home for 10 days was exactly what we needed. i enjoyed his company and shared many special moments together.
my nitty gritty whinges about family dynamics are nothing compared to dear friends whose lives have been turned upside down with such a jolt that you spent days/weeks wondering and trying to make sense of what is happening. i guess its all relative but it certainly makes you stop and look around and appreciate your loved ones.
so i guess as the week starts and we are all back at school, working and juggling activities and experiences its important to remember to stop and look around each day and appreciate whats right there... family. to smile and say i love you and to hold whats important close.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Hugo and i have had a great time these holidays. we have had heaps of fun together at the snow. i have watched him shine on and off the slopes. he has been confident and proud of his achievements, reliable and caring towards arch, helpful and lots of fun to be around.
talking and expressing whats been going on in his head and his day.
and he is a little gun on the snow, a strong confident skier.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
this afternoon after ski school the 4 of us hit the slopes.
Hugo has progressed to level 4 today in his lesson groups and is skiing amazingly strongly and well.
Archie is the talk of the ski school, they all know him and call him by name. yesterday he was at level 1; teddy bears, today he skipped level 2 and is almost finished level 3, in jumping joeys in his section. he is unbelievable. he was skiing with the 4-5 year olds today and was the leader of the pack, working on his turns !!!
it is an amazing progression from Saturday when he was skiing between our legs to today where he skied most of the mountain this afternoon with us and at the end of the day he and Hugo were skiing on their own on the summit trainer lift, which is a poma lift,. doing lap after lap till the lift stopped !!!!
Monday, July 5, 2010
this is starting to turn into a skiing blog, sorry.
we have had beautiful blue sky and sunny days, bluebird magic. the boys have gone to ski school each morning allowing john and i to have a ski together all morning and then ski together as a family in the afternoon.