Well it’s been a few day’s since I have had a moment to spare to write so I have a lot of catch ing up to do!
I will start with Good Friday – 22nd April 2011.
We woke on Good Friday morning to the distant sounds of a fire truck.
Not what you would normally want to hear, but today it was a welcome sound.
The sirens this morning meant that the truck was on its way, doing the rounds up and down the streets of our town collecting money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
It has become a little tradition in our house that when the children hear the sirens they get down their piggy banks and pull out some coins to donate to the appeal.
I think it is an amazing appeal and such a worthy cause.
The hospital not only helps the children of Victoria, they help children from all over our country and from other parts of the world.
It is also a fantastic opportunity to teach our children about being charitable and showing compassion for other people.
I was very proud to see them happily hand over their coins to the collectors in the street.
Later on in the day we celebrated Levi’s 2nd Birthday.
His actual Birthday was on the 23rd, however we were headed to Melbourne on Saturday for Easter with my hubby’s family so we had a little cake at home so my mum could wish him a Happy Birthday!
He tore open his gifts with so much delight.
The look on his happy little face was so fantastic. All the kids enjoyed having a play with his new toys before we all went to bed!
Saturday 23rd April 2011 – Levi’s 2nd Birthday!
I expected to wake this morning in tears, upset about my baby boy turning 2, but really, I was just fine! No tears, no upsets, no icky feelings at all.
Just a mass of excitement about our journey to Melbourne to spend Easter with Brian’s family.
It has been several years since we’ve done easter away from home and I was looking forward to seeing all the relatives and catching up with everyone.
The children were super excited, the Easter Bunny was not far away and they had met up
with family they had been hanging out to see.
Let the Chaos Begin!!!!
Once we had all arrived at Grandma’s house, there were 14 children running wild.
It was awesome to see them all play together and get along so well.
The delightful Easter Bunny made a stealth visit and treated all the kids to an early Easter Egg hunt. SO MUCH FUN!!!!
That evening we were treated to a big family dinner and a little birthday party celebration for Levi.
A giant thanks goes out to his dear Aunty A, for making him the most delicious Birthday cake decorated with his favourite Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear!
By this stage in the day we were facing the impossible task of getting all the children to bed and asleep. Easier said than done on a hyped up belly full of chocolate and party snacks!!!!
We eventually got the last few to bed by 10.30pm (Crazy I know), and were then able to sit and relax before the big bunny made an appearance again!!!!
Sunday 24th April 2011 – EASTER SUNDAY!
Somewhere between the hour’s of 6am & 7am, we were met with squeals of excitement that the Bunny had been and spoilt them rotten…..
Nothing quite like the old ‘shriek of delight’ wake up call.
That cheeky bunny had gone and left the children some eggs outside the house again so clearly this called for yet another hunting extravaganza…..
AND SO BEGAN A DAY OF FAMILY FUN AND CHOCOLATE CONSUMPTION!!!!!
The following 2 days have been a blur, spent at home with some close friends.
A big thanks goes out to my hubby’s family for having us over the Easter break! We cant wait to see you all again soon!