Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mothers Day

What a great day I have just had!

The kids were awake from 6am wondering when they could give me their gifts they had bought at their school stalls. They helped Byron make a tray of tea and brown bread and marmalade and brought it up to me in bed. The kids schools do fundraiser stalls before Mothers day and Fathers day. They ask families to donate a gift worth about $5 and then helpers re-sell them to the kids for another small donation. Obviously your kid brings home something another family has given but it really gives the kids a great sense of Independence being able to choose something all by themselves. The gifts come home wrapped so even Byron had to wait until I opened them to see what delights they had bought! I got some lovely candles, coffee mugs, cappuccino fudge, hand cream and a gorgeous face cloth with crochet frills around the edges! What more could a Mum ask for!

We went to Toronto and met up with Anne, Kel and Tenelle and had a great breakfast and rounds of hot coffee at Double Take Cafe.

After that we jumped into the car with our Esky full to the brim with picnic food and drove to a new town we haven't yet been to, Morpeth. It is an olde worlde town with shops and houses dating back to 1820. One old cottage claims to be haunted by the ghost of Eliza who emigrated from Dublin and built the house with her husband when they landed. Byron had the kids wound up by making low moaning and howling sounds as we walked around. I don't know if I was more amused by watching the kids reactions or the expression on other peoples faces that were standing behind him!

By the time we got home the kids were ready for bed and so was I.

Why cant Mothers day last longer than 24 hours......

1 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Wish I was there, Gina you look like a young version of your mum in this picture! Love Cathy
    ps wot no friand??