Apple tree, apple tree, will the apple fall on me? I learnt this little ditty at university when I returned to study three years ago to be a kindergarten teacher. Each time I think about apples - this comes to mind. This gorgeous apple tree has been saved from my sister-in-laws house. We transplanted it while dormant - it stands over two metres tall. Is it not amazing what one can do when determined? Mister J was at work while I dragged it through the garage and replanted the tree. Many doubted the tree would survive the move. I am happy to show you the pictures of the blossom and leaves that are abundantly growing!
My gorgeous Master S spent some time at his aunts and played in the yard with her chickens. Master S also overcame his petting zoo fears at Children's Day. The anticipated move has caused great amounts of anxiety for Master S. He announced he would love some chickens - I assured him we could once we have a larger yard. Master S was so determined to have some sooner and went about building this lovely chicken coop!
I love the light in these pictures - and Master S was so happy being outdoors. Here is Otto my gnome looking after the apple tree. I am wondering if the new owners will allow me to pick up the apple tree next winter and move it again while it is dormant.
Master J accompanied Master S and I to the Royal Children's Hospital for a check on the maxilla spacer. I was wondering how many Beckwith-Wiedemann patients are being seen at the RCH. All is going very well with the spacer. Master S has a large gap now between his teeth, two more weeks of winding - and then it needs to stay in for another few months.
Where we go from there I am unsure - I think it may be a plate. Master J declared he wanted to move in to the Royal Children's and live there. This was immediately following our discovery of a different playground we had not been to before. Much better than McDonalds - this gorgeous playground is surrounded by a sensory garden. Sensory gardens are one of my most favourite things in the world. It is something I only learnt of at university and through our Steiner experience. I have aimed to make our garden into a sensory garden. Yesterday Master J enjoyed picking wild strawberries after his jump on the 'jumpoline'.
Master S introduced Master J to the Starlight room. I was feeling a little dismal that they were so attracted to the computer games. Right next to the game console was this wonderful glockenspiel. Master S then played a wonderful rendition of Waltzing Matilda and my dismay disappeared!
And then Master S noticed some wall art on the building. I love it when we have these creative experiences together!
When visiting the Royal Children's, if you need some free parking, head straight up Gatehouse Street. Mister J discovered this little spot about a 200 metre walk from the main entrance. We enjoyed the sunshine filled walk (perhaps we wouldn't so much on a rainy day like today). Then I saw my dream car!!! When I was 18 and buying my first car - I so wanted a VW Bug. If I was who I am now, back then; I would have bought one. I did listen to the opinions of Mister J and my father. Maybe once the kids have all grown up hey!
Back to the sensory garden. Miss G is loving Junior Masterchef and decided to cook chicken schnitzel last night for dinner. Master J was so excited to pick herbs from our garden and even took a mouthful of rosemary - needles to say he found it a tad tasty! Miss G is now contracted to be the cook of crumbed chicken - it was divine and gave mine a run for my money.
Update on the move.... Mister J has almost finished the paving and then we will be on the market! Yay! Anxiety got the better of me last week - but the day finished up with a wonderful dinner at the children's new school. Each year the new prep families are welcomed into the school with a dinner to meet teachers and other new parents. This was such a blessing to me. Once there I felt at home and was reminded of why we are making such a big change for our family.
Here is the note that was attached to the bonbonniere we were given. Happy rainy Melbourne day everyone. xo