Today the kids start at their new school.
They are both excited!
Keen to get there and start making friends.
While they are at school, Stew and I are going to keep on working on unpacking.
The only finished rooms are Brylee and Griffin's, and the kitchen:
ABOVE: the kitchen and dining areas are DONE.
It is one of the hardest rooms in the house to unpack and get all sorted, so we have done really well getting it done in two days.
ABOVE: a new clock for the kitchen/family room. I got it from a local gift shop.
ABOVE: Finally getting to use the new jug and toaster.
The kitchen photos were taken at night, so not the best lighting. If I can I'll take better ones today some time.
At some point today we need to go into Hamilton to check out the new bed for the spare bedroom. And get a few more bits 'n' bobs.
Right... some better photos of the kitchen:
ABOVE: Stew is 6 foot 2 inches tall... so you can see how long our bench is! HUGE. Totally LOVE IT!
ABOVE: Two happy kids, about to leave for the first day at their new school.
Brylee got on the chair cos she's tired of being 'the short one'. lol
ABOVE: it's not often she gets to look down on Griffin.
4.10 pm: utterly exhausted AGAIN. We did jobs all morning, then went into 'town' (Hamilton) to check out the bed for the spare bedroom. It looks good, so bought it, paid for it and the lounge suite and expect them to be delivered on Thursday.
We also bought rubbish bins for the kitchen, drawer divider thingees for the utensil drawers, plastic boxes for storage in our walk in wardrobe, shoe racks, etc. Somehow managed to spend freakin' heaps of money!
We got home just as the kids were almost home, so very good timing there.
Now? Stew's going out for shelving for the 'linen' wardrobe and other stuff.
I'm sitting here thinking I can't move, I'm that tired!
It will all still be here tomorrow, so I think I'll have a break for an hour or so.
How did the kids go at school?
They LOVED IT.
Brylee kept texting me saying how much she was enjoying her day, how many new friends she had made, how it was so tiring going from 3 lessons a day to 5, and so on.
Griffin said he had enjoyed his day too.
So all good there. I think they liked the 'Tuck Shop' heaps too! I have decided to give them lunch money, so they can buy their lunch each day.
WHY? Because I used to supply sandwich makings (bread, cheese, ham, salad stuff etc), but we always ended up with a lot of wasted food. This way there is no waste.
So much more happened today... but I will tell you/show you tomorrow.