Friday, 7 December 2012

It's been a very busy, but awesome week.

Gosh, this week has flown by in a haze of happy busyness , so let's re cap:

On Monday night we attended the Princess' grade 1 awards evening. We are so very proud of how hard she tried this year and how well she did.

On Tuesday I celebrated my 44th birthday and was so thoroughly spoiled by especially Hunter. I got the most beautiful Jenna Clifford earrings and he took me to dinner at Pretoria's best French restaurant La Madeleine, French champagne and all. I came in to work and had tea and cake and then went to a light lunch with my mom and the kids at a nursery. The kids had great fun playing around. After we came home we decorated the Christmas tree.

 On Wednesday night we went to Brooklyn Mall's "night out shopping"  it is the very first time I tried something like this alone with the kids and even on their own "loose in the mall" (no lift in a cart) they were fantastic! Stayed with me, held hands and enjoyed all to offer.
Mr L's favorite for the evening was the Brooklyn Express train. ( no surprise)

 The mall handed out heaps of sugar canes, Christmas cookies, cupcakes, fruit mince pies, candy floss, popcorn, drinks, balloons and more. Stilt walking magicians, Christmas father and wandering musicians provided heaps on entertainment. The Princess loved the marimba band most of all.
Mr C's favorite was the decorate your own cupcake table.

 Last night was our Bookclub Christmas evening - lots of fun with the usual present game we play, good food and good company. And lots of good books for the holidays.

 And with that, I am off to fetch the boys from school - the Princess has been in the office since 10 when they got out. So it's holiday time and no more school runs for 4 weeks! (And only one more week of work for me).

So how has your week been? (I have been totally out of blog reading so my reader looks terrible)


  1. I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday!

    The kids looked like they had such fun at the mall :) I've been contemplating taking them for one such thing... let's see!

    PS my reader's got 178 after 2 nights of not reading much.

  2. Happy belated birthday, Cat! Looks like your week was jam-packed...but with so many fun things. :) :)

    That cupcake decorating station does look super fun! I love those little squeeze tubes. I need to look and see if there's something like that here...I'm sure that would be much easier for the kiddos to use.

    Happy Weekend to you!

  3. So bly jy het 'n wonderlike verjaardag gehad. Jy lyk pragtig in die foto met jou bling hoed. Ek is gek na hierdie soort foto belaaide blog posts.

  4. Fantastic week! Love the piccies:-) And yes, one more week for me too, thank goodness!
    Happy school holidays, I LOVE that there is no school run for 4 whole weeks!

    Have a fabulous weekend.

  5. Love those earrings! Glad you had a fabulous birthday and hope you all have a fantastic holiday season!

  6. Happy belated birthday wishing good health, joy and a year of happiness and God's blessing.

  7. Happy BDay!
    Brooklyn Mall looks like great fun!

  8. Oh, and I love LOVE those jenna Clifford earrings!

  9. Happy Belated Birthday!!!! And many happy returns :-)
    Looks like you guys had some fun. Love the earings

  10. Happy (belated) Birthday! I love the photo of the kids around the lit up tree and the one of you with all 3 of them!! SOunds like it was a wonderful celebration!

  11. Oh what fun that activities at Brooklyn mall. The cupcake decorating looks like much fun (for adult too) ;)


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