Friday, September 30, 2011

On My Mind...

This is the first time I've participated in Down To Earth's On My Mind and I'm quite pleased with myself.

This is what is on my mind today.

The Princess and I have horse-riding lessons again today, which I enjoy for two reasons.

One - I love horses and riding and the connection you feel with the horse and what your body is doing in response to the horse and the horse's with yours.

Two - it is something that we do together and it creates memories and history for us.

my dusty size 6 riding boots

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The joys of life...

This is how I spend many of my nights.

Curled up on the couch.

Watching tv, knitting and chatting with the children.

Or sometimes we read to each other (they think it's funny when I read to them because I always tend to put on funny voices that never quite remain consistent...)

I'm knitting a scarf for when we go skiing.

This is wool that I bought for $2 a ball and so far I've only had to use 2 balls.

I think I might use the rest of the balls to make another scarf as a gift.

I love being at home with my family.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A day in the garden

Whatever is in there must be really interesting!

Sshh, mum's coming.  Look natural...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Proud Princess

an early photo from riding lessons

The Princess and I have been having riding lessons together for a couple of months now.

A couple of weeks ago we started learning jumps.

Today, The Princess competed in her first dressage event.

She is very proud to boast that she got a 2nd in dressage (walk/trot event) and an overall 3rd (dressage/chicken jump).

I didn't compete.

I went along as proud mummy and chief photo/video taker.

She is so proud of herself, even if it was in the beginner events.

Well done my girl!

We now have 2 weeks of school holidays and I'm relishing the idea of 2 weeks of not having to make school lunches and being able to stay in my pj's all day if I want to.

And cooking cakes and roasts and other things that take a long time to prepare or cook.

I'm grateful for all of the work I've been getting but being at home is much more satisfying.

Aah, love it!