Life has been hectic around these parts of late but I should add GOOD hectic!
When everyone is well and happy (which they are at the moment), I really have no complaints, no major ones anyway.
The weekend just past saw lots happening, here’s a little rundown:
Zadada took a well deserved break away beach camping on the Sunshine Coast with some mates (he had an early 2:30am start). He sent me a picture of the sunrise he woke up to and their camp site. Mother nature at her best!
The kidlets had grandparents day at school which also entails a visit to our local agricultural show (the show just happens to be in close proximity to school and school just happens to hold Grandparents day the same day the show is on, all very convenient, the kidlets love it, not sure about the grandparents??? Thanks Mum, Dad, Uncle Brad and Aimee for taking them xx)
My brother and his gorgeous girlfriend got engaged!!!!! (very exciting)
The kidelts got taken trick or treating by Kaymac (my sister) Friday night (an extra bonus that was not in the program, I will say spoilt!)
I worked and after a full days worth of excitement with all the above action we didn’t get home until after 9pm.
If you are a spider lover please skip the next paragraph.
Entering the family room on our arrival home I was quickly made aware (thanks Ella, you’ve invented some good dance moves) of a huntsman spider scaling its way along our ceiling, we haven’t had one visit for yonks (of course he had to choose the weekend I was flying Solo!!). It took drowning him with insect spray, a big whack with my shoe, my heart pounding and 3 kidlets hiding in the bedroom (they hate spiders!!) to get that spider sorted, phewwww ! Just call me Spidermama, it’s amazing what you’re capable of when you don’t have any Zadada’s around!
Then it was bedtime for the kidlets at least! I still had all the stock standard unpacking ahead of me (just another day hey!)
More show time!
It’s become a yearly tradition when show weekend rolls around, we go and when I say we, the kidlets usually go for a few hours with Mum and Dad on the Friday (Grandparents Day!), Zadada (who loves our agricultural show) has been known to go to the rodeo on the Friday night (that didn’t happen this year) and then when Saturday rolls around we usually go as a family!…… ‘Show Groupies’ I think we’d be classified as!
This year we were down one Zadada and he was missed (it’s just not the same flying solo!). To be honest I would have been quite happy to give it a miss this year but there was no way our 3 little munchkins were going to let me get away with that notion!
We hit the grounds of the show around 3 and caught the wood chopping final straight up,
then found the snake show, we got to see a red belly black snake, a death adder and an eastern brown, after 5 minutes I’d had my dose of snakes for the decade, ‘lets move on’ I said.
I was so very grateful when an hour after our arrival Mum and Kaymac phoned and said they’d like to join us. Extra sets of hands are always warmly welcomed. We all went and checked out some much more pleasant creatures.
Alani got to enjoy a lot more of the show this year, especially now that she has fully graduated from the stroller, becoming Miss independent and using that little pair of legs to walk everywhere, speaking of that little pair of legs, Alani had her sights set on the Bungee trampoline (that’s what the big kidlets call it), just check her out, not half proud!
We then had a quick squiz at what the locals had been creating and it wouldn’t have been complete without viewing some baking!
Thinking maybe I should pop an entry in next year!
Next up was a first time ride on the whizzer for Master Blake. Kaymac was happy to be the attending adult while I got to snap up their fun!
The rest, well it speaks for itself here you go…… (check out the happy threenager, a day out wouldn’t be complete without a little meltdown, this was the good picture)
Of course we finished on a high note……FOOD!!!!
Blake tried his first ever Dagwood dog with no ill side effects! The girls settled for some hot chips and a slice of Grandma’s Pizza!
I headed straight for some vegetarian food I enjoyed so much last year. When you’re on a good thing…….. and dessert was a must!
We had a lovely afternoon and evening the only thing missing was our Zadada.
I managed to sneak us home before dark though I did have someone in tears because we missed the fireworks, and I did kindly and calmly explain you can’t get what you want all the time! Half way home that little 7 year old in tears was sound asleep.
Stay with me there’s still a bit more…….
You don’t think I’d let a weekend pass without creating in the kitchen do you?
We started with an experiment, a ‘Gummy Bear Ice Cream Slice’, Blake was my assistant. This little treasure will be starring on the blog later this week.
Then I moved onto my big project for the day a Number 1 birthday cake for a sweet little girl named Lyla. A double quantity of butter cake later as well as a quadruple batch of butter cream icing and I had operation birthday cake sorted! I use the patterns in the original Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday cake book to shape out my numbers. Love that book, so do the kidlets.
During this little project Zadada arrived home and it was hugs all round! I know it was only 2 nights (actually 2 and 1/2) we just missed him lots and were so glad to have him home safe and sound.
And the last creation in the kitchen on Sunday was a round of homemade pizza’s for dinner! This time it was Ella’s turn.
Now to perfectly round a post like this off I thought we’d end things with a little pink tongue!
Betty just loves Locky and Locky has been so patient with Betty, it’s so much fun watching their little friendship unfold.
And that my lovelies was our weekend.
How was your weekend? Do you like going to agricultural shows? Create anything in the kitchen? I’d love to hear!
Until the next time……