Monday, 15 November 2010

The weekend that was.

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!


  1. Seems like you need a weekend to recover from your weekend

  2. Sjoe, sounds like you had a hectic weekend. I'm not sure how you cope without the sleep - i certainly don't function if i haven't had enough.

    Glad the pharmacist worked it out for you tho.


  3. Wow! The sleepless nights are really the worst. I also can't function when it happens...
    Sounds like a great weekend, though! :D
    The cooler weather is a relief!

  4. Wow, hectic weekend for you guys!

    Awesome that your hubby is doing his bit for the Rhinos...really, really cool. Tell him we all say thank you!

  5. I don't think I could do the lack of sleep again.

  6. Glad you got some sleep last night. And a bit of "me" time over the weekend.

    And yes, sounds as if summer is out in full force up there. It has taken its time down here.

  7. Mine was similar to yours:-)

  8. I am NOT looking forward to broken sleep :-p

    Saturday I was with the kids at their Wacky Water day until 14h00. Then David let me sleep until 18h00! It was too hot to do anything!

    Sunday we had a family photo shoot and then I studied and studied!

  9. Oh my goodness...I don't know what I would do with broken sleep like that. My neck and shoulders would be in spasm and I would be so miserable. I feel for you my friend. I am so glad it was sorted and caused by meds and trust that you will never have a repeat of this.

  10. i remember those broken nites sleep all too well...but it passes and soon you may even volunteer for an all-niter with your mates again! ;-)

    We had a 40th this weekend;also caught up with good friends we hadnt seen in a year and we watched rugby, and had a quiet family braai. Full en sommer net lekker. ;-)

  11. ugh! sleep issues still? Do you wonder if you'll ever get a full night's sleep again? Sorry!! Hope you get more rest this week.

    SO glad you got out this weekend alone though. We had a date night on Saturday as well - dinner with some friends and then birthday/Christmas shopping for the kids. It was nice.

    our kids are all into Legos right now, too! Even Adam LOVES them! We have already bought a bigger set for the holidays!

  12. I don't know how you manage to keep going and going like an Energizer Bunny even with all that disrupted sleep.

    I had back pain last night and was up once for an hour and I am FINISHED today.

    Love that you had a date with H :)

  13. I have also been stung by a wasp before, it was the worst thing ever and it hurt even more cause it happened on Christmas day!

  14. Ek wonder soms of ek moet kinders kry... dit klink na ongelooflike harde werk!

  15. this is a discussion I came across about sleeping troubles with kids. Hopefully you can get some advice from them.


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