It's been a fabulous week... the weather turned a corner last weekend, and since then, we've been basking in the glorious spring sunshine (though on Wednesday it felt more like summer!) Our home suddenly feels so much bigger as the garden becomes our extra living space, and we've been daisy picking, Huette housekeeping and streetchalk drawing to our hearts content!
So here's our little week in a nutshell!
You'd think after having two girls that we'd have our boy's name sussed and be struggling for girls name inspiration... but in fact the opposite is true. Date night at 32 weeks pregnant involves spending half the evening throwing name possibilities backwards and forwards and still coming to no conclusion. If we have another girl, we're sorted, and we've shortlisted for boys... we're just struggling to make that final decision... gah! So this week I have been reading a lot of this book... I'm still none the wiser...
Absolutely no television! The sun has been so fabulous, that I've simply been enjoying pottering about and watching our little ladies having a whale of a time (literally!) in the sunshine!
Lots and lots of giggling girliness. Apparently sunshine makes little girls even more giggly than they normally are.
Paper petals galore. A lovely friend of mine is getting married at the beginning of May, and our fabulous friend Joanna is creating these incredible paper flower centrepieces. She's roped a few of us in to help out with some paper petal folding, so last night my Mother-in-Law and I spent the evening folding these petals... I would show you a picture of the finished product, but apparently we're keeping it all under wraps from the bride, so sorry folks, you'll just have to wait on that one.
I also baked The Hummingbird Bakery Banana Loaf and put a bit of a twist on it with some leftover Chocolate Buttons from the girls' Easter eggs... I'm not gonna lie. It was delicious!
Oh dear! This one is getting harder and harder. It's getting increasingly impossible to not look elephantish as I hit 33 weeks yesterday... Just wearing whatever is comfortable/fits/looks semi-decent (delete as appropriate!)
AND LASTLY... Primary School placement...
Yesterday, when I opened that dreaded email, I'll be honest and say I wasn't really prepared for the answer we got. My heart sunk to my feet when I saw we hadn't got our first choice... but our fourth. A completely new school for Ava where she won't know anyone, leaving all her little friends, not the church schooling we had hoped for... We had prayed A LOT about this decision and had asked God to make it clear where she was meant to be by closing doors that were not right. He has done that. Still, I'll not deny I was gutted. But as the evening wore on, and I did a little more reading, and chatted everything through with Dave, I began to feel more at peace about the whole thing.
It is not what I would have chosen, but we are trusting in our Heavenly Father who has bigger plans and purposes than we can understand, and who knows and loves our little Ava even more than we do. She will thrive wherever she goes, but ultimately, I'm trusting she is in the best place for her, because that is where HE has placed her.
A tough evening, but we were reminded again that our God is good. Thank you to all of you who have been fabulous as we got our heads around this news...
And that, folks, is our little week in a nutshell.