Michael’s parents – David and Joan – spent the Labour Day long weekend with us. It had been 18 months since David has seen the boys and he couldn’t believe how much better Rainer is. They spent Thursday afternoon at swimming lessons with us, Friday morning they did reading in Mackinley’s class, and in the afternoon I took them to AEIOU to see what Rainer gets up to.
I made sure they didn’t do any repairs (David’s a builder, so he always wants to fix something) or gardening (on Level 5 restrictions…that’s impossible) so they read the paper and drank tea and coffee during the day. Nice of me, wasn’t it?!!
I went to the Friday Night Madness crop at Scrapbook City last Friday (11th) which was great fun. Met some people who love the store but don’t get on the forum. I think that is so weird these days, but I guess it keeps their lives simple (unlike hooking up with a million forums, blogs and mags…like moi!!)
Rainer screamed, apparently, when I left for the store until he tired himself (and Michael) out. On Saturday night, I think he was worried that I was going to abandon him yet again, so fell asleep on the rug while I was eating dinner. Isn’t he gorgeous!! See his hand up his sleeve like he fell asleep half way through a scratch..so sweet.
On Friday, Mackinley had his first year level Paraliturgy and he had to say a Prayer of the Faithful. I nearly didn’t make it after dropping papers off to the accountant, but I’m so glad I did. It really made his day. I’ve got to make more of an effort because I can now see how much he misses me. I spend an awful lot of time with Rainer, I neglect him too much. This is the best photo I could get. See his little head behind the lecturn? Such a good reader too!!
Lastly, I eventually finished Alicia’s online class at Scrapbook City. I learned some new tricks and now plan to do a few more similar to this, probably without the notebook and a bit more “artsy-fartsy”. Have to whip about 3 I owe to people who have been good to us lately.
Have more to update from Mother’s Day and the official opening of AEIOU’s Bray Park Centre….next post.