Monday, 27 August 2012

weekending

archaeologists

paw print

crocodile walk

The weekend saw a couple of later than usual nights for us, Friday the man-of-the-house headed out of town, so the pressure was on for me to finish school, beat the rush hour out of the city, pick up two kids from after school care, retrieve the other from her grandparents, and organise some dinner for everyone. After sneaking out of class a smidge early and making good time out of town, I made the executive decision to partake in fish & chips for dinner - sometimes you just gotta take the easy path. By the time we had ordered, eaten, chatted, kept mia awake for the car ride home, bathed kids, and read stories it was late.

Saturday saw kids who were whiney and tired, so instead of taking Daisy out to purchase her ballet uniform, we mooched around the house instead. In the afternoon we headed out to a kid playmate / thermomix demonstration. we were out for a number of hours, and while the kids had a blast, there was so many of them that it was pandemonium. I really have no idea how the demonstrator kept on track, but I can say I enjoyed a delicious raspberry sorbet, capsicum-nut dip, risotto, soup and pizza... and in line with another member of my extended family I'm thinking that they are pretty awesome. Now I just need to find two large somewhere!

By the time Cam got home Saturday night, the kids were all tucked up in bed and I was thinking about our Sunday plans. We cooked up an idea to go visit the zoo, but when we bounced this idea off the kids on Sunday morning there seemed to be general dissent. The oldest one wanted to go to the museum to see the dinosaur bones again, and bless him, he really did try to sell the idea to his younger sister, who wanted to go and see the lions fed at the zoo. In the end, we decided to treck over to Werribee and sample the open range zoo. We've not been before, and while we didn't over-do it {three hours we were there for} we did have a great time. Daisy was not a fan of the safari bus, although you couldn't tell at the time, as they clambered from one side of the bus to the other, peering out at the animals.

bus views

The post zoo discussions included the following highlights :: the wild dogs were a hit with all the kids :: the sandpit a hit with us parents for how long it held the kids attention while they tried to uncover the 'fossil' within :: the comment of the day was Angus regarding a skeleton feature {sculpture?} along one of the paths, when asked what it was he kicked it and declared it "junk that has been left laying around" :: we loved the cheetahs, not only are they majestic to watch when they moved, but you couldn't forget just how wild they are, watching them sitting on the hill watching the day old camel on the other side of the fence :: the walk through the reeds listening to lion sounds and then another with crocodile sounds was pretty good too.

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So tell me, what did you get up to? x