It's a long weekend this weekend. I love long weekends because i feel like i have more time to enjoy my kids. This morning the bigger kids and Adam all went for a surf. Kody wore his new wet suit, a gift from a friend, today. But he didn't end up going in the water...he just watched. Apperently it was too cold for him. I think i'd agree with him ;)
I had these wonderful plans for the first half of the day. Part of those plans included me actually reading the book i borrowed from the library with a nice cup of tea (if you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen me post it with ice-cream. That dream lasted as long as it took to post ;). The other part included me getting heaps of housework done, and we also had plans to meet friends at the park for a couple of hours. Instead, we had a bit of an accident with some paint. The Mr. was painting the outside of TJ's windows, when he accidently tipped the paint all down the roof and all through the gutters (it was a BIG tin of paint). He started to hose it and it proceeded to spread all down the house and onto the backyard pavers.....such a MESS! That lost us alot of time and by this stage i hadn't done anything i'd planned and was already late to go to the park. So i got all the kids in the car and was just about to leave when i noticed white paint flooding the front of our neighbors driveway!!!! It had gone down through the drainpipes out into the gutters! Kids still in the car, the Mr. and i spent the next half hour sweeping and hosing while the kids spent it screaming "when are we GOOOOIIIINNNNNGGGGG!?!?"
NOT the morning i had planned at all. But thank-god for good coffee at the park cafe!
Anyways....i had a big surprise planned for the kids for the rest of the day. We were driving to Brissie to watch Cirque Du Soleil in their show...OVO. But they didn't know that. When we got home from the park i told them to get cleaned up and dressed up and ready for a long car trip. They spent the first half of they car ride begging for hints as to what thier surprise was and the second half sleeping.
We woke them just as we were driving up and you could see the tops of the tents. We got out of the car and they each got an envelope with thier tickets in it as well as a small gift from me to them. I love how excited they got when they realised where we were.
They each brought some of their allowence to buy a treat with. The boys fell in love with these little frog puppets. Tati bought the soundtrack from the show (which i'm listening to now), and a program.
I think i enjoyed watching my kids watch the show morw than i enjoyed the show itself! They loved every minute of it. It was so nice to see them all so happy and excited! Makes every penny spent worth while :)
Hope you have a loely long weekend!