This week has been a frightfully busy week. Hardly a moment to stop and take a breath. Or stop and blog.
* Last Sunday we were invited to our neighbours place for a hangi (an islander custom, where a whole pig, lamb, vegies are cooked on hot coals underground). The rain teamed down and we all huddled in their little terrace, chatting and gossiping with people from the street. The kids ran around and had a ball. The neighbours all gossiped about our reno plans.
* We were planning to take the kids to Dubbo for the long weekend and visit the zoo. We didn't manage to pull this off so we went to Taronga Zoo instead.
*On Tuesday, my brother and his kids arrived from Vietnam. The cousins were all reunited for the first time in two years. It was the first time that D had met all his cousins.
* Wednesday night, Skip and I went to the State of Origin. It was my first time to a State of Origin and I must have brought the Blues good luck as they crushed Queensland much to Skip's distress.
*Thursday and Friday flew by in the normal routine and we awoke to an amazing red sunrise this morning just in time for the rain to start, AGAIN!
Fill all the gaps between the nice stuff with architect meetings, appointments and other errands and the week was over.
This weekend is busy too. Preschool working bee this morning. Having my Vietnamese niece come and stay with us tonight. And then the big one - my niece's birthday party tomorrow which we are hosting. So we'll be making a cake, stuffing lolly bags, making fairy bread, blowing balloons and getting the house ready to be filled with people. It's not often that all my brothers, my parents and all the grandkids are under the same roof so it will be pretty spesh, not to mention fun.
|Stop! Hangi time.|
All the cousins!
|D's first trip to the zoo.|
|Sky safari fun at the zoo.|
|Go the Blues!|