How are you all? A few of you have asked how Miss H, the Mother and I am so I wanted to let you know that we are all really good.
Miss H finished her placement at the centre she didn't like, and then she did her final placement at a truly wonderful centre where she knew the teachers and they were wonderfully supportive! It was the best placemnet EVER! But the BESTEST and COOLIO-est part is that she got a job there! Wahoo! She is soooooooo happy and is about to start her second term of work tomorrow. (Not all early childhood centres follow school terms, but this is a rare one that does as well as having the session between 8:30-2:30.)
But before Miss H started work, the Mother, the Boss, Miss H and her friend Kit-Kat's family went for a week's holiday in Rarotonga. Yay!
The beaches were so beautiful and clear. This is one of the ones filled with rocks so we didn't go swimming here, but at night we saw lights where the locals were out spearing fish.
There was beautiful coral in the water that we saw when we went swimming. The dead coral (from both natural and man-made causes) was washed up on the rocky beaches and it was amazing to see the intricateness of it.
The little hermit crabs were the best part of walking along the beach. Though they were quite scared little fellows. Miss H had to wait for ages for this little fellow to pop his head out and start scuttling around after she had accidentally scared him.
While on a walk up the mountain it started to rain. The Boss saw these huge leaves and said they would make great umbrellas. A few minutes under them disproved that crazy idea.
This was at the top of the mountain that the Boss and Miss H climbed.
And there at the top of the mountain was this grumpy old rooster. He followed them up the last few hundred meters. I'm not allowed to tell you that the Boss feed him a little...
This was one of the views from the top.
Miss H, the Mother and the Boss went snorkeling lots and lots. They even used underwater scooters (like in James Bond) to see turtles.
In June Miss H graduated and got to walk across the stage and get her official certificate. Don't worry, I was there in the Mother's bag and got a fantastic view.
Miss H doesn't usually allow her photo to go on the blog. She likes to remain in the background as the fabulous assistant. But I convinced her that all you lovely followers would like to see her all dressed up in regalia.
Miss H (Hannah) with the Mother (Karen) at Hannah's graduation of a teaching degree in early childhood education.
Now, I'm sure you are all wondering if any sewing or stitching or crafting has been going on in all this time. Yes, it definitely has!
Miss H stitched up a couple of super cute stitcheries for the Mother which she turned into cushions for her and the Boss' room.
This is a delightful stitchery by Jenny of Elefantz.
Miss H matched the threads to the fabric. Usually, Miss H chooses threads and then tries to find fabric that matches (NEVER a good idea!)
In fact, it is very special fabric because Miss H bought it from Wales when she went a few years ago. Now it has been made into such a lovely cushion.
Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare are two of the Mother's favourite characters, so it was perfect when Miss H and her found fabric with them on.
Miss H then used a free colouring page as the pattern for her stitchery.
Aren't they just soooo coolio?
There has been lots more crafty stuff going on, but that will have to wait until another blog post. Now that life and work have settled down into a steady routine my wonderful assistant will be able to blog more often. Yay! I know you all have missed me soooooo much - and I have missed you all soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much too!
Now, I must be off. I saw the Boss buy a bar of my favourite chocolate, so I need to think up a plan to
steal borrow it.
Lots of LURVE