Oh what a weekend we have had, my friends!
On Saturday evening we took part in a fundraiser for Belmont Birthing Service. This is the second year the kids have sung in the choir. It was lovely sitting on the grassed area as the sun slowly set, listening to the beautiful voices of the children reach into the evening sky.
We packed a picnic dinner and talked with friends. So nice and relaxing. So different from our day to day. Time with the family all together, yet as one.
Arrival home was well into the night and so this morning when the children woke with the sun, their eyes were bleary and their faces drawn with exhaustion. Maddy has been battling a cold which had turned into tonsilitis and was feeling a bit worse for wear.
There was no time to rest though because Sunday brought with it the dance concert and there was make up and hair to be done. Costumes to be repaired and last minute rush arounds to make sure all clothing and shoes were packed.
The concert was lovely, the girls wonderful. Our seats were disappointing but you win some, you lose some. The boys behaved well, the babies danced, some slept (not mentioning any names…David, Pop) some wept.
So now we are done for the year. Finally, a time of rest. There are just a few more weeks of school before Christmas.
We travelled home, the light fading fast, tired but happy. My little entertainers having danced their way into our hearts. Memories to hold, photos to cherish, a fleeting moment in their lives.
Thank you my sweet girls. You have given me so much.