13 August 2012

Weekending: park and pets

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Ash came on Saturday, she heard that hubby was working all day so she offered to pay for a taxi to take us all to the arboretum (taxi means I can take masses of bags of stuff and not have to come home because one child is too hot/cold/wet/bored/hungry/thirsty).  I packed towels and swim gear for the water park too.
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It was gorgeous all day, sunny and bright and breezy and fresh and SO GREEN.
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On Sunday, Tali had been up all night so Martin made the executive decision to let sleeping mamas lie. I didn't wake til 10am, to a suspiciously quiet house.  They were all downstairs watching Mythbusters! Too late for Church, we instead headed for the pet store to get Jenna the promised fishies.  Talia was very suspicious about the Chinchillas...
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Then Chad park for the traditional Sunday afternoon play time (and chips from the community cafe).  It was a much greyer day, still bakingly hot most of the time we were out, but heading towards rainy by the early evening.
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Talia adores being flung around and put on the play equipment by her siblings.  Her laugh is just perfect.
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And Jenna's new pets are safely installed.  Thanks to Ashleigh for the wonderful birthday present (the great big tank!).  They are called Rosemary and Lily.  I don't know why.  The children keep trying to get them to come when called.
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Welcome, welcome, to another week.  So many plans and a to-do list that won't stop growing, and hardly any energy to do it all, but we're all still here.  :)

8 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful weekend, and technically not too different from my own lol (we missed church too). Talia on the swing is a sight to behold :) Lets hope we both get an unexpected energy bump to make the week go well.
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    xxx

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  2. What a wonderful space to go and play outside. Hope you get more sleep this week to help your get and go return!

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    1. The Arboretum and Chad park both have lovely water parks, only switched on during the summer school break, so we make the most of them while they are there. :)

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  3. sounds like a lovely weekend! and Fish are fabby pets. i find our tanks so therapeutic and relaxing!

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    1. I love watching them - but most of all I love hearing a child sitting at the side of the tank chatting away to them. <3

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  4. Just lovely and well done to Martin for helping you get that much needed rest. Must've been something in the water as we too missed church... mind you at the moment we are always missing church, *sigh* This time round however it was as a result of meeting with some deaar friends whom we have not seen in over a year.

    Hope your start of the week is going well

    San xx

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    1. So far the week has been lovely, in spite of the usual ups and downs. Less sleep than ever though - my fault for waking everyone up in the middle of the night to go meteor watching!

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