Monday, 24 August 2009

It Feels like Summer

The weather at the moment is quite unseasonably warm for the end of winter. Today it was 28 degrees Celsius and it will continue tomorrow. Penny decided it was warm enough to put on her togs and dance under the sprinkler whilst I washed the car this morning. She had such a fun time although was a little chilly by the end due to the wind. Nothing a nice warm shower couldn't fix. We also painted pictures and made pink and blue iced cupcakes today along with a visit to the gym/creche. Our day began very early with a trip out to the airport to send Craig away to Sydney and Melbourne for the week. I'll be busy getting ready for my trip to a conference in Sydney, leaving on Saturday and returning next Wednesday. Getting ready involves lists, lists and more lists, cooking food, washing and ironing up to date and did I mention lists. I have a husband who has been way too spoilt by his mother and wife!!!
We had a busy weekend with 2 birthday parties at McDonald's and the Botanical Gardens which involved a train ride, out to dinner with friends on Saturday night and I managed to get in a couple of hours of scrapbooking with the girls on Sunday. We also had the usual dancing and soccer (Nick was player of the week). The children were still a little tired tonight so it was early to bed considering our early rise this morning which didn't allow for any sleep ins.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Dragons and Kites

Another week has flown by. I worked 3 days last week which seems to help the week rush by. The weekend had us at dancing and soccer (Nick's goal scoring run continues) and then on Sunday we visited a beach festival of kites. The wind was a little tame so it was quite difficult to get the big kites up but there were still plenty to see. The day was really warm and Nick and Penny just loved getting out on the beach. The sand dragon fascinated the children especially when they lit the fire in his flared nostrils. We saw camels and Nick found his new pet, a very tame miniature horse. We had a look around the market stalls and the children enjoyed a jump on the jumping castle. Penny was a little unsure at first but once Nick showed her around and took her down the slide a few times she was right into the action. We then followed up with lunch at the river cafe in town which was very pleasant.I am back to 2 work days this week which is very civilised. Penny and I had a lovely girls day today, with shopping, playing and cooking. After we picked up Nick, we came home and had a picnic in the backyard which we all enjoyed especially our dog, Zoe and cat, Holly. They love us being outside with them especially when food is on offer! We enjoyed freshly home baked pumpkin scones and pikelets. My kids just love home baking. It was a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.

Monday, 10 August 2009

If You Go Down To The Woods Today ...

you're in for a big surprise. You guessed it, we had a teddy bears' picnic last Wednesday at Penny's daycare centre. The kids had yummy party food followed by stories and a search to find their hidden teddies. Wednesday was the only day Penny wasn't booked into daycare last week but we had to attend the party with her bear, Gundy. She had her outfit all worked out a week in advance.
Not a lot to report from the week as I worked 4 days of it. No scrapping but I've almost completed an educational newsletter for week. Now onto cards as I have many birthdays in September and October and a few new babies arriving too.
We had a good weekend beginning with a night out on Friday night with the kids at the Mexican restaurant. Dancing and soccer (2 goals for Nick - woohoo) on Saturday and then a girls afternoon out at "Hats and High Tea" for me on Sunday. My good friends, Linda and Joanne and I enjoyed a fashion parade of lovely clothes and hats and yummy delicacies. More work today and a couple of quiet days coming up. Nick is back to his fit, cheeky self thank goodness.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

The Ball...

was a lot of fun. We enjoyed champagne cocktails on arrival and a delicious 3 course meal. The band were from Brisbane and quite entertaining. It was a good opportunity to get out and socialise with my work friends. The children stayed with Craig's mother last night which was great so that we could have a sleep in. I can't remember the last time I got out of bed at 9am!
Yesterday was a very busy day with running around to dancing, a birthday party and then onto the hair dresser whilst Craig took the money at the soccer gate. Unfortunately Nick wasn't well enough to play soccer so he has had a quiet weekend. He has a chest infection and is a bit flat. He had Thursday home from school and we're wondering about tomorrow.
Here's a quick card I made for the birthday party.