Two words: I'm tired. Not quite the "relaxing" holiday week I had planned. Let's see when I left you last we had just celebrated Hugh's birthday party last Saturday. Then:
Sunday: Hugh off to his first sleep over after a trip to Luna Park and the rest of the family off to at BBQ
Tuesday: Bunnings and Library for crafts
Wednesday: shopping ... mainly for Hugh's birthday gift
Thursday: was meant to go out but Katie was sick. Hugh kindly babysat (very motherly too I might add) while I ran around like a mad thing.
Friday: Hugh's actual birthday
Saturday & Sunday: theatre and twice into the city
*picture this* ... Helen has run out of steam! So in photos that equates to:
Bunnings: this craft was REALLY cool - still can't believe its free. The kids were given hammers and nails to make a. girlie money box or b. boyie pencil box.
Rushing Chonka off to a packed library for stories, making bunny ears and hunting for eggs (Hugh wisely forwent this activity) :
Purchased for Hugh's birthday ......... long story that I will scrap about this week ..... LEGO! *sigh* .... tried valiantly to resist but truly speaking ... he LOVES the stuff ... for the whole 100 minutes it takes him to assemble it!
Hugh's birthday on Good Friday. Poor baby ... nothing opened so we arranged for our 'famous' Hancock Restaurant! He wanted candlelit dinner and loved the attention.
Saturday and Sunday involved trips into Melbourne city for our theatre excursions. I am biased but we do live in a fab city! The city was pumping on Saturday ... you could just feel the energy and before the theatre we LOVED walking around and absorbing all there was to see and do.
So Saturday was 'CATS'. I have seen it before ... would probably not have gone again but Den had not seen it. His impressions afterwards were much the same as mine .... not your traditional theatrical production. I was therefore immensely surprised at how much the children loved it.
Sunday was the real long awaited treat .... 'Mamma Mia'. All one could hope for and more. Just light and fluffy and thoroughly enjoyable!
Photo challenges this week. PCF52 has to be Hugh and his lego ... man on a mission. It's expensive, the thrill is so quickly over but as I listen to his humming and 100% total dedication and absorption while he builds ... it would take a harder soul than mine to resist. And trust me .... I am pretty hard.
Maria set the PCF challenge of 'food' this week. As I was cleaning up after the 'Hancock Restaurant', I was struck by the remnants of Hugh's 'cake' aka chocolate bars!
With the same kit by Creashen I did this page about my girl and how I want to remember when she was convinced that I was the centre of her universe!