I'm sure there will be many more.
This is my fav at the mo, it's so fun. I love it! I reckon the folks would be fun to hang with too. I can't imagine being able to do this with a straight face....
anyways, Enjoy! :OD
So, big news of the last week is that we had our Playcentre Association AGM on Friday.
I have been meaning to post about it, but you know. Life.
Anyways, due to some of the extra boys and pieces I have been doing over the last we while I have Ben upgraded to Assn Co Vice President!
Very cool that folks think I can do the position justice - Altho to be fair the job description is "support the Co Presidents and do tasks as they direct" let equal vagueness :-$ which is what I've been doing as Secretary anyways.
Plus we now don't have an Assn Secretary so I'm still kinda doing that role in the interim...
In the near future tho we are looking at a restructure, coz what we're doing isn't sustainable. *shakes head* it hasn't been sustainable for quite a while, hence only having 10 people stepping up to take on roles. things in the universe have aligned now and we are grabbing the opportunity of getting some expert help, so YAY!
What I really wanted to say was that all in all I still think it's kinda funny that folks think I am worthy of responsibility.... I mean look at me! ;-D
So, we had a shared morning on session on Monday to farewell a wee chap off to school. He has been at our centre since before he was born. He is the youngest of 5 siblings, so it was also mum's last session.... After 11 years.
A big deal then. A significant event you could say.
I wanted to make something special. I decided on cupcakes. Not something I make often. In fact I think I've made them once before.
And in true Playcentre style it was a learning experience. Here's what I learnt....
I learnt that cupcakes are hard to get right. And even harder to ice if they are not made right.
I learnt that the recipe makes more than 24 cupcakes if you want them to come out pretty and dainty like the picture. You can make 24 but expect them to be exploded over the top and all joined together.
I've learnt once again to appreciate the Playcentre ethos "it's the process not the product" they weren't the prettiest most perfect cupcakes in the end but they must have been yummy coz they were all gone!
Most importantly I learnt that it's stupid to get distracted by angry birds star wars for a couple of hours and START baking something I'm unsure I can do well at 930pm on a Sunday night! :-)
The following are pics of the process and product, this I took to Playcentre and those I decided weren't good enough for other children and fed to my own.... :-D
We'll mine are. My second eldest brother visited last week for 4 days. We saw quite a bit of him which was unexpected and lovely.
It was lovely hearing my kids excited about "uncle" they have 5, but this was one they only see once a year if we're lucky coz he lives on the other side of the planet.
It was also some much needed silliness and help. He turned up to take my kids to school & bring them home. Only had to provide coffee which I don't mind in the least coz it's an excuse to have one myself! Winwin ;-)
Plus it was a nice reminder that my I other brother will be back soon.... Yay!
Sidenote: talking about my brothers always brings Junior Asparagus' voice to my brain "I have a lot of brothers :-\ "
My kids are weird. I dunno if they are weirder than most but they sure seem that way to me....
Last night Monkey fell over & came for a kiss better. I am so glad this works for him. Slightly less happy when he said "ow. Kiss my bum better"
Then this afternoon SirTalks & Ninja decided this was the best place to exit the school. Forget the huge gates, let's go to the far end of the field and climb over the corner of th e fence *facepalm*
So, it's been a while since I've posted. Let's just put it down to having 6 kids = life gets busy.
And when it's not crazy im thinking about sleeping...
Not sleeping you'll notice. Thinking about it. I would say dreaming about it but that would involve being asleep!
Ages ago I dropped my phone. It didn't survive. Turns out Admiral Awesome deserves his title. We knew this tho. He worked out that it was the cheapest option to buy me a fancy pants phone woohoo!
I decided then that I could write blog posts on my phone while for waiting for the kids outside school. Do I need to say this is th e first time I've managed to do it??
Hopefully it will become habit & I'll get back to posting more often. I do miss it. And you guys too, when you comment... ;-)