Monday, September 24, 2012

best quiet time ever

On weekends after lunch we usually have quiet time.  Usually the boys in their rooms and B and I play a board game and drink coffee.  This week we were at the city library and decided that a bit of reading time would be quite nice.  I was reading an Annie Leibovitz photography book. Bliss.  I love, love, love, that our boys love to read as much as we do.  It makes the early mornings a lot quieter too, especially when big brother wakes before six every day.

 The whole of Saturday was quite lovely really.  After a bit of (boring but necessary) house cleaning. We headed into the city to see the final Pick n Mix for the year.  It was the World Hip Hop champions ReQuest and Royal Family, who were amazing dancers.  Apparently they recently performed on American Idol with Jennifer Lopez and now they're back home in Auckland doing their thing.

Not sure if I've even raved about Pick and Mix here on my blog.  They've been running free family performing arts events at the Edge/Aotea Centre all winter on Saturday mornings.  They do a 45min performance followed by a 45min workshop.  You can even bring your own lunch in if you like, or go and buy something yummy from nearby.  We've been loving burritos as they're pretty safe for #2 when you order them without the dairy.  The people even change their gloves to be extra safe for him.

 We ate our burritos (one dairy free and one not (to share)) and churros outside the library in the sunshine.  We had a two for one voucher for the burritos from the entertainment book yay!

He couldn't have the caramel dipping sauce but still enjoyed his churros (a Spanish doughnut)


  1. Looks like a REALLY lovely way to spend quality family time together

  2. Looks like so much fun - where do you find out about all these free events? I would love to take my kids to things like that.

  3. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Oh Megan by the time #one is a teenager you'll be telling him to get out of bed at midday!!!!!
    Looking forward to seeing you all in Dec. Dianne

  4. oh my goodness... you hear about all the cool stuff in the city Meg!
    And churros!! I LOVE churros!!

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