After almost three weeks abroad I’m back home and back to reality!
They say a holiday gives you a new lease on life and I can now attest to this. The time we spent away was everything I imagined it would be and more!!
Italy is a beautiful, busy extremely noisy country full of so much culture and history.
It really was a completely different place to be – nothing like Australia at all.
They drive like maniacs, they talk loudly with lots of hand gestures, they all look like they have stepped out of the pages of a fashion magazine and their food is just to die for!!
We were lucky enough to visit Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice (including the little islands Murano, Burano and Torcello ), Levanto and Cinque Terra.
I’m sure I have enough memories to last a long long time, and enough stories for several blog posts, but for starters here is a selection of some of my favourite shots.
Today was the last day of primary school for my twins. As of next year they will be heading off to high school embarking on the next phase of their lives.
The future is exciting and filled with so many possibilities. All I could think of was how it had felt waking them into the school on their first day of prep. How excited they had been and how nervous, it’s like we have come full circle in 6 weeks I will be waking them into high school. How quickly the time has passed.
To signify the end of the year, the school hosted an all school assembly and all the Grade 6 children got to stand up the front and perform their grade 6 graduation song which this year was Justice Crew’s Que Sera.
There were many tears shed, mainly by the mums.
Grade 6 ended with a bang at the after party where the kids got to sing and dance and take lots of selfies.
I didn’t realize how traumatic orthodontic treatment was for children. And to think we haven’t even really started yet either.
Today Madelyn had another appointment with the orthodontist. This appointment was so that she could have impressions /moulds taken and also photographs before commencing having her braces put on.
What was suppose to be a simple procedure (well at least that is what we were expecting) quickly turned to tear works as the dentist struggled to get the mould into Madelyn’s tiny mouth.
It is heartbreaking to see your child in pain, scared and be unable to help. Of course I did the customary “it will be ok baby” thing, but it was of little consolation .
The photos that followed were just as bad as her mouth was stretched and prodded and photographed . By the time we left Madelyn’s eyes were red from crying and all the happiness that oozed from her when I picked her up from school earlier was all gone.
Now here we are at the radiology place having another OPG (whole mouth X-ray ) and a Cephalogram (no ideas what that is).
Poor baby, and to think this is only the beginning, in a couple of months the actual braces go on, I am so not looking forward to that.
Every child should have a dog
Facebook today is going crazy with everyone sharing their own personal Facebook Movie. To be honest it has been really lovely reminiscing over old photos and posts, not only my own but everyone else’s too.
Turns out I joined Facebook in 2009 which makes sense, as I was wanting to check it all out and get use to it before my eldest son joined. I know that Facebook gets a bad wrap quite often, but I have really loved being part of the Facebook community. It has allowed me to get in touch with family and friends all over the world.
Life is busy for everyone and we don’t always get a chance to keep in touch as much as we would like to with friends and even family. Facebook is my way of staying connected with people. I get to watch my friends and family grow through the photos they share. I share in the joys of their day to day lives, get to laugh with funny memes and connect with various organisations and sites that are of interest to me.
So Happy 10th Birthday Facebook, thanks for making the world seem smaller by bringing people together.