There’s been a lot going on here at Ruth’s Place.
Last year I blogged about Gorgeous Girl’s new swing…
On Saturday afternoon Gorgeous Girl and I were relaxing quietly in the lounge when we heard a loud cracking noise. I looked up just in time to see branches going past the window.
The tree snapped off at the base. Gorgeous Man thinks it was because of beetles.
This is what freaked me out a little.
I’m feeling very blessed that Gorgeous Girl wasn’t swinging at the time and that there were no neighbourhood kids playing on it either. Also feeling very lucky that the tree fell in the direction it did, if it had fallen in the other direction it would have damaged the house.
Gorgeous Girl’s best friend is leaving in a few weeks. Today we had their last special play date, they’ll still be at school together for a while. One of the fancy hotels here has a play area. We have to pay for it, but it’s one of the few places in Port Moresby where the kids can play and swim, and it’s nice for the parents to hang out and relax. What we didn’t realise when we turned up was that there were special Halloween activities in the play area today. Halloween is not an Australian custom, so we haven’t ever celebrated it in our house. Gorgeous Girl was most impressed with her first Halloween experience.
There were some costumes.
Some art and craft. We came home with a glittery painting of some pumpkins. There was also party food (Gorgeous Girl pretty much ignored the lollies (candy) in favour of the popcorn and savory salted snacks), and party games where Gorgeous Girl won a book much to her delight.
I didn’t quite get her little friend’s soft toy finished before our playdate this morning. But I did get him finished off this afternoon. He’ll be delivered next week.
Please don’t notice that his arms are sew on at different heights. A closeup.
Gorgeous Girl chose the buttons for the eyes.
I’ve started the front for Gorgeous Girl’s matching cat.
I really like this African Flower pattern. I can see a blanket of these in my future. Not while I’m living in PNG and doing the stash down thing though. We have no use for blankets here and I don’t have space to store one, and I’d need to buy a ton of yarn to make one and that would defeat the whole stash down process I’ve been on for the last two years.