365 Blessed – 350 – 29th May

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Today I feel blessed by an exploration of Grandma’s family tree with Eva in order for her to be familiar with the people that she will see next week in Adelaide.  What fun history and geography!

I feel blessed by an afternoon at the shops with well behaved children.

365 Blessed – 346 – 25th May

Today I feel blessed by an art project, card making and new play dough activities that kept us entertained on yet another very rainy day.

I feel blessed by a visit to the chiropractor for all of us.

I feel blessed by some good sleep for Andrew this evening after a return to work today.

I feel blessed by a new sling to keep Andrew’s arm more secure.

365 Blessed – 342 – 21st May

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Today I feel blessed by a fun session at Mindlab (www.themindlab.com) where Eva enjoyed working with others to make circuits and switches.

I feel blessed by a morning with Hugo and I hanging out and my squeezing in some reading and planning.

I feel blessed by an afternoon at the Museum checking out the sea exhibitions, the dinosaurs and the shop!

I feel really blessed that Andrew is safe after a scooter accident in which he broke his collarbone.

I feel very blessed to have a friend who had Eva and Hugo for a sleepover while Andrew and I spent time at the hospital this evening.

365 Blessed – 341 – 20th May

Today I feel blessed by a full but enjoyable day.

I feel blessed by a fun ski lesson for Eva and I and a return to kindy for Hugo with several pieces of art.

I feel blessed by an afternoon at playgroup with fellow homeschoolers involving woodwork, barrel swings, and hot glue guns.

365 Blessed – 335 – 14th May

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Today we were blessed by a morning at Titirangi Beach exploring and chatting with other homeschool families and blessed to leave just as the heavy rain started.

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I feel blessed to have two enthusiastic cherubs keen to start their “The Sea” project books after so much interest on holiday.

I feel blessed to have made and to be enjoying a yummy peppermint cream (https://wholefoodsimply.com/peppermint-creams/) tonight.  So good!

365 Blessed – 334 – 13th May

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Today I feel blessed by some fun hot glue gun action creating the some Fiji memory art.

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I feel blessed by relatively painless hair unbraiding and for a girl who is so excited to have crimped hair when it is normally straight.

I feel blessed by some time in the garden in the sunshine.

365 Blessed – 333 – 12th May

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Today I feel blessed by time with Eva including planning for a coral/sea shell art and a painting about her snorkelling with Daddy.

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Mama: You can finish your kindy snack box if you are hungry

Hugo: I AM NOT HUNGRY FOR THAT

Mama: Maybe you would like to come and have a cuddle because I think that you might be tired

Hugo: I AM NOT TIRED!!!!

Mama walks away and looks over 2 minutes later to see Hugo asleep on the dining room floor where he last was.  Clearly he was not tired, what was I thinking?

365 Blessed – 323 – 2nd May

We feel so blessed by a day of relaxation and fun on Mololo Island.

I feel blessed by starting the day reading on the hammocks while the children played around us.

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I feel blessed by a family kayak adventure to an island where Eva was able to snorkel with Andrew at the drop off of the coral reef which meant that she was able to see colourful coral and fish.  The look of joy on her face when she was describing what she saw was fabulous.

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I feel blessed that Hugo enjoyed swimming with Andrew where the fish were swimming past thus didn’t need a snorkel.

I feel blessed by a snorkelling trip to Honeymoon Island where Andrew and I saw lots of amazing fish and coral while gently moving through the warm water.

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We feel blessed by watching the sun set from our beach lounges.

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We feel blessed by a Fiji culture concert where Eva and Hugo dressed up and performed along with the other kids club children and other adult performers.

365 Blessed – 319 – 28th April

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Today I feel blessed to have a daughter with braided hair and a boy with a new ball.  Both were so excited about their morning adventure that spoke to both of their love languages.

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Collection of Coral

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Hugo created a mandala of his own

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We were blessed to spend the afternoon splashing about in the pool and the warm sea and collecting teasures from the beach.

We were blessed to create this mandala from coral, shells, leaves, flowers and seaweed this afternoon.

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We feel blessed for a fun sunset time of dressing up and lighting the torches around the resort.

365 Blessed – 313 – 22nd April

Today I felt blessed my a great ski lesson with an instructor who was super helpful for both Eva and I.  A nice positive way to start term 2.

We felt super blessed to find a fantastic homeschool playgroup at a local play centre with an amazing sandpit, trees to climbs, cool swings, power drills to use and lots more.

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I felt blessed by kind words spoken over me at my final meeting with my Bellyful volunteers.