Another weekend has flown by in the wink of an eye - or so it seems. It was a very very hot one in our little corner of the world and I am sure that the heat contributes to the kids not on their best behavior at times.
On Friday evening we went to our local Spur for dinner with the kids. Little man L has now at last discovered the trampolines and it makes for a more relaxed dinner. After that Hunter left to do an anti-poaching patrol in the Pilansberg park - doing his bit to try and protect our rhinos. He had a lucky escape with a black mamba, but I am not even thinking about it or talking about it. The night proved to be one of our epic sleep failure nights - I think I need a tag for those. Gosh, it was exhausting - summarize to day I slept about 3 and a half hours in broken sleep (3 bits).
Saturday started with me cranky and tired taking the Princess to a friend for a play date and the boys with me for some essentials shopping. I found a great Duplo bargain (their special for the week) at the Lego shop for their Christmas present! Yeah for them (hopefully) still being small enough to hide a gift from them and buy it while they are with you. Hunter arrived back from the park at about 10:30 and at 11:00 we left the Boys in Lucy's care to go to a work related function at Aurelia's at Emporer's Palace. Me having slept very little and Hunter having slept not a wink, made a pretty tired couple arriving. But some gin and tonics, the relaxed atmosphere and great food did it's trick and we had a wonderful afternoon together - kids less and very relaxing. I loved it. The function was organized in the best possible way - no speeches, mingling if you want and the choice of a table just for us two if we wanted it. We really needed the one on one time together and it was just amazing. Needless to say it was an early evening to bed for us all. To be followed by a repeat of the night before - featuring Little man L at 2 am as the Duracell bunny.
Sunday morning Hunter let me sleep in after I did the night time duty and he spent some time with the kidlets. After breakfast I had some me-time - shopping for new gym shoes and going to gym. Returning home the family was busy giving the puppies a bath. I think the kids might have marginally enjoyed it a bit more than the dogs. This was followed by lunch and a nap for all (although Hunter and I both preferred to read). By then the clouds have packed into an impressive dark storm and plans for a walk was abandoned in favor of a braai.I can not describe the absolute relief of the cooler air and rain after the extreme heat of the day. To finish up the weekend we had the 6 weekly ordeal to cut the boys hair - it went better than expected and to top it all, every body slept through last night. Yeah! to the pharmacist that suggested it could be the cold medicine that is keeping L awake!
So what did you do this weekend?
Edited to add - I actually had a wasp sting me yesterday afternoon - gosh, it was sooo sore!