Tuesday, February 10, 2009

the boy turns four, the girl starts school and the man sings

Yes, I know what I said in my last post about keeping up and blah blah blah. Obviously I was fooling myself, so yet again it is a catch up post. But I pinkie promise my next post will be of the Christmas dress, which most of you have probably completely forgotten about anyway.

First up my baby turned four. Can you believe that? I cant. I mean he is little and sweet and makes me giggle and still snuggles up in my lap like a baby wombat, surely he cant be four!
Well he is. And I will admit to shedding a tear or two. I am sappy like that sometimes.

And then of course there was more stuff to get teary about. Lottie started big school last week and has marched off every day to her classroom without a second glance back at poor mum. She doesnt even want to come home in the afternoons! I am starting to get worried what other parents might think about the kid who cries at the gate in the afternoon instead of the morning.

And lastly I have to share the most fabulous evening of entertainment of my life. Mr Big and I left the kids with the inlaws and escaped to the Hunter Valley for A Day on the Green with Leonard Cohen. The afternoon was scorching hot but then the sky turned pink, the breeze picked up and it became a beautiful beautiful evening. The Triffids opened with guest Steve Kilbey from The Church, so I was in heaven from the start. I will admit that Mr Big is more of a Leonard Cohen fan than me, but I was truly blown away by his amazingly gracious and joyful performance. The mans voice is chocolate coated gravel. It was the best live show I have ever seen and that is saying something as I am pretty old and have been to more than my fair share of performances (mainly back when I was young, but heck, I am trying to re-live my youth here and feel all hip and cool, you know whats its like).


Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Glad I'm not the only one, Little P wants to do 'after school care'!

Day on the Green sounds fun, the last photo made me giggle, as the tree behind the screen looks like a big mop of hair on Mr Cohen's head!

Cathy said...

happy birthday little Wombat! Lottie looks lovely in her school uniform - don't worry, my kids begged to do after school care!! Not that I let them!! That is a sign of maturity and independence! A good asset to have.

Corrie said...

awwwww she's too cute in her little uniform!


Cass said...

Glad to see you back. Sounds like Lottie is having a great time at school

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday to the little man! Ruby has just turned four too. Little Lottie looks so adorable in her uniform, utterly sweet.
Just marvelous that she love school so much. Hope that lasts, LOL.
I am quite envious of you trotting of to concerts and such you lucky duck.

Tamara said...

Happy Birthday Will and my, what a big girl you are Lottie!

Hey us mamas are alowed to shed a few tears....they grew up too quick!

Heleen said...

she looks lovely! it's great she's having a good time in school!

AnastasiaC said...

happy birthday to your boy and doesnt your little one look so cute in her new school uniform!!
hey i was hoping to see you yesterday at the Life Instyle fair - i popped in to see Allison!