One step closer.....

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Woody wakes slightly later than ususal. This is good.  He wants cereal the second his eyes open, which is usual, and gets cracking with making it whilst wake up.  I was in bed by 11 last night and I wake up about a trillion times better as a result of a good night's sleep.   Who’d have thought?

Woody is chatty and fabulous and gets ready without too much of a fuss and we are out the door only 5 minutes late, which is practically early for us!

Woody is delighted to be at preschool and enjoys telling all the teachers about his wasp stings.  He seems very proud and everybody makes a fuss.  Loves it.

Noah and I head off to view another school.  We view one of the most popular and best performing schools on the Gold Coast and in the state.  It is an independent school also happens to have one of the longest waiting lists around.  But we thought if we saw one of the best schools we can benchmark the others we have seen.  Well, it was not as we expected at all.  As an independent school we expected to be blinded by technology and abundant resources.  They were resourced on a par with many of the other schools we have seen, but at the same time it was so different.  Such pride in the school was visible everywhere you turned and an overwhelming passion – I was going to write passion for learning but it was actually a real passion for life.  This school performs well academically, and we viewed children’s work and it was very very impressive.  Noah and I were actually shocked on a number of occasions by the calibre of work.  Also it is the only school we have seen which we felt would also be character building.  As well as academics, it had a real focus on values and contribution to the community.  Well, we loved it.  There is zero chance we would get in for next year, but a possibility that Woody could get in for lower primary.  In the meantime, we have decided on our favourite state school – so hopefully the blogs will get more interesting with that out of the way!

On the way home Noah and I stop for coffee as we drive past the club, we have members discount, and I am addicted to coffee.  We have a good chat, wander around the club, and enjoy the caffeine.

Back at home, Noah gets on with work and I organise some paperwork and head out to run some errands.

I sort a bank account, get some 10c pieces for Woody’s incentive charts, try and resolve Woody’s immunisation record (and fail! Grrrrr), and then head to a couple of shops having a half price books sales.  I bought a few Dr Seuss Books (but will prob go back for more!), 10 Mr Men books (we almost have the whole set now!), A brother bear book, and a cd of 5 audio books for the car.  I also bought Woody some wooden food / knives etc as Woody loves playing kitchen etc.  These bits will probably be spread over birthday and Christmas but I got such great deals I am chuffed.

I head to pick Woody up from preschool and he has had a great day.  They teachers tell me about a whole Easter themed garden play day they have planned for tomorrow.  It sounds brilliant.  The kids also did some Easter cooking today.  Lovely.

We head home to see Noah and have a biscuit and some milk.  Noah has had a productive day.  He applied for a job with an agency and had a good chat with them about work.  He also had a call back from Billabong (yep!) and he has made the next stage of short listing.  We do not know how many are on the shortlist or how many stages of short listing there are but we are over the moon.  Noah has a few tasks to do over the weekend as part of the interview process, so we that is the main plan from tomorrow onwards.  We mean business.

The fellas make pirate hats and play pirates, which basically mean saying 'arrrrrrrrr’ a lot. 

The three of us head down to Broadwater park thinking Woody can have a go on the bouncy pillow. But it is not open.  So we play on the swings.  The park is so busy and it is almost 6pm.  It is gorgeous.

Back at home we have some dinner, chat on the phone, and Woody is asleep.  We have an earlier than usual start tomorrow so we need to sort ourselves out tonight.

I am watching The Wrestler on TV.  I have not seen it before – it’s brilliant!

In other news, 10 days until the Mothership lands and we still do not have a bed for her!  Whoops!

Good night super lovely people. xxx
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