Saturday, 19 February 2011

The London Zoo

This week I had such fun going with Eden on her school trip to the zoo. It was my job to walk around the zoo with 5 little girls and NOT loose any of them. Thankfully I was pleased to meet up with the teacher and the rest of the class and still have all 5 of my little charges with me.

Throughout the day we saw lots of different animals and got through most of the zoo. The two week old Gorilla named Tinnie was a big hit. I was surprised how much the girls wanted to see the reptile house, they seemed to really enjoy it and all willingly stuck their hands in the cockroach space. I didn't, even whe they dared me.

A really fun day out! Everyone should go!!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

A date with the littlest man in my life

So, as we all know Valentines day has come and gone. It was a lovely day and each year it reminds me that I want to take more time to to make those around me know i appreciate them.  Easily thought of but not always remembered.

As a desire to start as I mean to go on, yesterday I went out on a date.... and not with my husband!  Nathan our youngest son and I went to a local coffee shop while we were waiting for his sister to finish her dance class.  We had a nice hot drink and a little snack, such a simple thing to do.  I realized after we had been sitting there for 45 minutes (and we really needed to leave to be able to pick up Eden) that Nathan hadn't stopped talking once.  He spent the full 45 minutes telling me about his day, his friends and all that he felt was important.  I have many things I could have done with that 45 minutes but none that would have had so much value.

I can't wait for our next date!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

A verse I am always challenged by.....

Today as many days we see on the news crazy stories of things happening all over the world.  I can't control any of these things, we pray for good to come of them and that the suffering will stop.  Even with all of these prayers I am still unable to make any major changes on my own.  Realizing I can only control my reaction to what happens around and not what actually happens. I love this verse below it is a strong reminder for my daily actions and reactions.

Matthew 5:43-45

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous."