So I've been a bit absent the last few weeks with posting on here, as baby no 4 arrived peacefully on 24th June. He was born comfortably in our lounge room and has been name Irving. So far he's been settling into life well, and is getting lots of attention from all the bigger members of the family.
We got through all the homeschool work that I was hoping to do before Irving's arrival, which was nice; though Willow has a couple of written pieces to finish. Gabriel and I started work on English and looking at "Beowulf" and Padraic Colum's version of King Arthur.
This is from Gabriel's last bit of geometry before our break.
This is Willow's last star.
The weekend before Irving's birth was very busy as Gabriel was hoping to get to WASO's performance of "Lord of the Rings", and I'd told him we'd have to see about the baby. Well Friday came along, and we knew that the WASO performance was almost sold out, and it didn't look like the baby was coming, so Damien and Gabriel got tickets. Both of them really enjoyed the performance, and even got photographed for the social pages of the Western Australian!
Anyway after that Gabriel said his weekend would be perfect if Damien and I went out Saturday night, and he and Willow could hang out at home. Irving still wasn't ready to appear Saturday, so off we went rockabilly dancing.
Since Irving's arrival, we've mostly been taking things easy. He was born early Monday morning, and Damien took the kids to our dancing lesson, but otherwise we mostly hung out at home and had some guests pop in. Now that actual school holidays have started Willow and Gabriel are doing a couple of classes, and Willow is also helping out with her circus school.