Saturday, November 24, 2012

School Council

Stu wrote his own bio for Jack's school council and sent it off before I could check it. I nearly DIED when I read:

"Stuart Duncan is a avid gamer and can often be found quelling the latest zombie outbreak while his two sons, Jack and William sleep soundly in their beds. When he is not saving the world, Stuart works at Verizon Business managing a team delivering IT security to Fortune 500 companies. Stuart can also be found working in the garden, 4 wheel driving around Namadgi national park, and hanging out with his awesome wife Rebecca."

After a couple of edits the Principal accepted this late entry:

"I am a family man and a parent at Saint Michael's. I was born in Canberra and enjoy spending weekends with my wife Rebecca and my children Jack and William, in the garden and cycling from time to time. I work at Verizon Business fighting cyber crime to fortune 500 companies. My son Jack will be in year 1 next year and William is a future student of Saint Michael's. I have a keen interest in quality education for our sons and will work towards representing the interests of all parents through the School Council."

Love your work Stu!

A taste of summer

 You know it's close to summer when.....

Canberra puts on 31 degrees.

Grandpa drops off 2kgs of cherries which he picked for us just the day before.

You spend hours at the pool and recharge on paddle pops.

You can have your meals alfresco and bathe in the sunset.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Number 11

First Camping Trip - Top 10

  1. When we arrived on dusk at our site there wasn't a drop of rain but a rainbow appeared over our site.

2. The boys were happy to chat for a while before going to sleep, snug and warm in their million star accommodation.

3. There were plenty of surprises for Gye's birthday. Lolly bags with water pistols and bubble wands were a big hit with the boys. Stu was suitably impressed with the themomix cake.

4. Time with Dad on the weekend.
5. Canoes on the dam on a perfect day.

6. Jack paddles me all around the dam while I sit back and soak up the sun.

7. Visiting the park before 7am. Not on my top 10 but it was definitely exciting for the kids and a good way to let others sleep in.

8. Cute Mr & Miss 2 spent over an hour sitting like this in the sand while the big kids rode bikes around them. 

9. The tent attracted monarch butterflies to Jack's delight. His butterfly net came in good use for sneak attacks catch and release.

10. Happy and gorgeous kids. Creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Happy Birthday Gye!
Wyangala Dam 98%

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dinner Time

Jack describes his picture as, 'Daddy is yelling DINNER IS READY and we are sitting at the table' I love the expressions and the scene is exactly how this house looks around dinner time. The sentence he wrote was 'My family cares for me by cooking me dinner.' Precious. 

Meanwhile... William is a ready for camping by helping Dad choose a new hat and sunnies. Stu says he is the 'little Boss' after they drop Jack off at school William takes charge and he dictates the lunch and juice breaks. He also is the reason for the 'Tocolate biscuits and chippies' that end up in the cupboard.  

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday, I love you

 The weather was perfect for enjoying the outdoors. After some gardening we filled the splash pools up with warm water and it wasn't long before the yard was soaked. The boys are a bit excited about their up coming camping trip so they laid out the swag and practiced playing cards. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

All Puffed Out

Jack loved cricket this weekend and William enjoyed having a go here and there. When William wasn't getting in the way helping, he was sitting in his chair with his snacks in the shade.

We ran for the last kilometer of the Ben Donahue Fun Run and I was impressed with Jack's effort. As soon as the finish line was in sight he ran so fast that I couldn't keep up.

I've been meaning to write about this little fish for a while. Stuart and Will have been going to swimming lessons all year and they have moved from babies to transition. William has little fear of water and loves swimming with Dad every week. Stu always comments that he is 'the most advanced' in his class and dotes on his achievements. Swimming lessons are usually followed by Sushi for lunch, an afternoon nap and then off to pick up Jack. They make an awesome duo on Monday and Tuesday.