Came home today to find my twins playing on their DS’s like this!!
The bond they share is just beautiful!! They are inseparable!! They may be totally different in personality but they just get each other in a way no one else can or ever will.
I know I am very lucky to have twins. They are not only a blessing but a real joy.
One down two to go!!
School holidays are officially over and today my first child went back to school. Harry one of my twins started High school today it was quite a nerve wrecking experience walking him into school this morning and I will admit I was really nervous all day.
Thankfully I am happy to report that Harry had a really good first day and is looking forward to going back tomorrow.
Tomorrow George my oldest is back ready to commence senior school as a year 10 student and on Friday it’s Madelyn’s turn.
Not sure how I feel about this staggered start. One thing is certain though by the end of the week I will officially have three high school students, let the fun begin I say 🙂
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.
First orientation day for my twins and it’s fitting I think that Madelyn as the eldest twin was up first. There was a buzz of excitement in the house this morning as we got ready for the big day. The girls were asked to come dressed in their PE (physical Education) uniforms so that they could all have their photos taken for their student ID’s.
I am so proud of my daughter! She has really embraced the idea of high school and is wanting to make the most of every opportunity presented to her. Although Madelyn is fortunate to have two other girls from her primary school also going to the same high school as her, she has not let that stop her from making more friends today.
I can’t help feeling a sense of relief that she is so positive, so driven and so excited!! I envision great things for my beautiful princess! She is a perfectionist, she always tries her best at everything she does, she is smart and funny and talented, she loves being a girl but gets on just as well with the boys. I can see that she is so ready for the next phase of her life and I know that she will continue to blossom into the most amazing young lady.
So that’s one twin down, let’s hope Harry’s orientation day in a couple of weeks will be just as positive, unfortunately somehow I don’t think so !! My babies couldn’t be more chalk and cheese if they tried. I will often joke that if they were one person they would be a super human. Tonight though I am basking in the joy that my daughter had such a great introduction to her high school journey.
Can’t believe the school holidays are over and term 4 is here. Everyone knows that the last term seems to just fly by, before we know it another school year will be over and my babies will be moving on to high school. I don’t know whether I should be happy or sad, scared or elated.
The idea of having three teenagers under the same roof does scare me I must admit, I mean one teenager is hard enough, but I know that the twins are ready for the next phase of their lives and you know what, so am I.
So here’s to the last term of primary school, here’s to the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.
This weekend Harry had his testing day at the high school he is going to next year. Most high schools do this, it is a way for them to get an idea of each child’s strengths and weaknesses and be able to place them in appropriate grades accordingly.
Unfortunately Harry is the only one going to this high school from his primary school, so it was a very nerve wrecking experience. Out of my three children Harry is the least social, and I won’t deny that I am worried about him making friends and fitting in. I have flashbacks of year 2 when every day was a struggle getting him to school, countless stomach aches, and doctor appointments to tell me what I already knew, he was stressed not happy. Then one day it just clicked, he made friends, great friends that he still has and will hopefully continue to have despite going to a different high school.
Standing in the courtyard waiting for everyone to be ticked off, was very hard, everyone else seemed to know each other, people were standing or sitting in groups laughing and chatting and we stood in the back alone watching nervously. I did spot one of my eldest sons friends mother with her youngest and offered to go across the courtyard to stand with them but Harry did not want to.
Finally just before the boys were split into groups and marched off, a boy approached Harry and started talking to him. It turns out he is also a twin!!! I cannot describe my relief, and what was even more Impressive was that when I went over to say thank you to his mum for sending him over to talk to Harry she assured me that she had not, her son had come over on his own.
Another birthday! Feels like only last week we were celebrating George’s birthday and today my twins celebrate their twelfth birthday.
We had a lovely day filled with laughter, presents, cake, balloons and lots of love.
I’m so over the constant challenge of coming up with ideas to cook for dinner.
I just wish that I could blink sometimes and magically produce a gourmet meal that the whole family would be happy with.
The fact that my twins are so fussy just adds to the challenge, and I find myself making the same meals over and over just because I’m guaranteed that they will eat them.
I follow many cooking / food blogs that I just love, because they always have such amazing recipes and ideas, but again I feel limited by my twins resistance to try new things.
Most nights of the week we have something on, either basketball training, or soccer training, or Zumba or clarinet, which means I am forever racing against the clock to cook something that is quick, healthy and delicious.
My absolute favourite is when I succeed in making a meal that everyone loves . Even better still is when there is enough of this successful meal leftover for the next day too.
Tonight dinner was more miss than hit. Luckily it’s Friday tomorrow, Friday night is pizza night in our household which is just as well I think.
Every child should have a dog
I have officially lost my mind. Today I had an important appointment after school so I thought I’d fight my fears and let my twins walk home from school, they have been wanting to do this for a very long time and I have been resisting. It’s not that I don’t trust them (even though Madelyn did accuse me of this), it’s just that we live in a different world now. Every second news report is bad news, we are constantly hearing about children being killed, or abducted, or molested. As a parent my job is protect my children to the best of my ability. I know my mother in law is right when she says we can’t wrap them up in cotton wool, but if I can at least eliminate some of the potential risks then surely that is some thing right?
Anyway I digress. I said yes and even though I was nervous I was at least comforted in the knowledge that they would be walking home with a friend of theirs, so safety in numbers. My appointment however finished early so I decided to pick them up instead. Ofcourse they were not happy and insisted on walking home as agreed. So what did I do? I stalked them ofcourse.
I’m not proud of myself, I just wanted to make sure they were safe. Turns out I would not have made a very good detective after all because the twins spotted my car easily, even though I had my seat all the back and was hiding behind the dashboard.
Worse still a teenager walking behind the twins spotted me too, only problem is she thought I was stalking her, my daughter over heard her telling whoever she was talking to on her mobile phone that there is a strange car stalking her. So the police could very well be on the look out now for a psycho mum driving a little black car.