After spending all day at school the boys were keen to go back in the afternoon to dig and play.
Monday, October 27, 2014
We made DaddyB a Breaking Bad inspired breakfast in bed...
and celebrated with friends at home with an afternoon tea party (which sort of went till midnight). It poured with rain that afternoon which thwarted our backyard plans but didn't really seem to matter much in the end. Fi and Matt brought a delicious cake (plus a special dairy free one for R) and it was lovely. The kids were sad when all of the other kids went home, we had 15 here at one count, which may be the most we've ever had! We tend to have other families over but not en masse and it was actually quite nice.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
So apparently this is a yearly event at libraries and book stores all over the world. Who knew? Our library was transformed into a Jedi Library. Filled with all sorts of Star Wars books, graphic novels, non fiction, craft books... We brought quite a few home with us.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
We checked out and ate breakfast at the (dairy free) "clean eating" place over the road. I do think that calling this whole diet style "clean" implies that all other food is dirty which isn't really my cup of tea. The food was delicious though, and you do feel quite virtuous eating it.
I have since read that the restaurant has closed down as it wasn't doing too well, except for perhaps in it's target demographic of lycra clad diet/exercise obsessed young Gold Coast women. It's a shame as we all quite liked the food.
We bought some treats to go and headed into Brisbane to see the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art before catching our flight home. It really is a very cool place, I'd love to go back there.
They had a wonderful kids exhibition on with lots of interactive things to do.
Then it was time to navigate the rental car back to the airport and head home. We made a silly mistake of letting the boys have a coke zero (long story involving duty free bourbon and excess coke) and the youngest spun out big time. I had to resort to getting him to count and recount floor tiles at the airport just so I could fill out the departure cards in peace.
When we got back to Auckland at 1130pm we had all of our bags x-rayed and fully searched by the customs guys. Despite them reassuring us that it was just standard procedure, it definitely wasn't. One of the guys actually said "you're the 12th family we've had through today at $700 each", which made us suspect they were looking for a family smuggling something in.
|Totally unrelated photos today. Wee bowls we made from air dry clay using this tutorial.|
|I'm loving my special bread rising basket|
|It makes lovely shaped bread as long as I don't over prove it|
Sunday, September 14, 2014
A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014
8 - good morning time to get up!
10 - cooking dinner, he made kebabs and couscous, it was delicious. I go through patches of encouraging the boys to cook and then totally forgetting to do it. I'm determined that they'll leave home cooking and cleaning for themselves.