13 July 2008

Warm Sunday

After 3 weekends in a row of cold wet weather, we have been blessed today with a mild, sunny day so we could almost be forgiven for thinking Spring had arrived early! So we made the most of it by taking a family walk to see the ducks, play in the park and watch the cable car, the first time in a very long time that we've all been down there together.

The ducks and pigeons were also clearly feeling a little unloved and they can't have had many people visiting lately as they were ever so hungry and ever so friendly, as Mark can testify with one pigeon deciding to perch itself on his arm! And all our bread was gone in a matter of minutes!


 

We spent a nice hour in the garden this afternoon doing a spot of tidying, then Daddy got out his train set for Noah to see it in action. Only 3 more weeks and he'll be able to play with his own Thomas the train set..we are hanging out to give it to him more with each week that passes.

I can't vouch for what the boys got up to yesterday without me as I was stuck in my PAS workshop till 2.30pm, but no complaints as that's now 4 down, and only 2 to go. It's also a 5-week break until the next one which is great, particularly as we have 2 weekends with Nana & Poppa to look forward to in the meantime....next weekend we're flying up to Hamilton (another plane ride for Noah which he's sure to love!), and 2 weeks after that Nana & Poppa are coming down for his 2nd birthday.

This week Mark was away for 2 days in Auckland, and thankfully that passed uneventfully for me and Noah. We were very fortunate that Mark could get back late Friday afternoon without any weather trouble given what we've had in recent weeks, but we had lined up my friend Sarah as a back-up to pick up Noah just in case (since I would be in my workshop and not able to collect him from daycare either). It's times like that that we really notice not having family or many people locally that we can call on in emergencies. Anyway, we make the best of each circumstance as it arises so don't want to complain too much as it is our choice to be in Wellington after all.


 

Last night, we had a night out together at Mark's staff mid-year party. It certainly is nice to get out together, and we do make the most of it since it doesn't happen very often. I must say it is very nice to step back in time to pretend we're still in our pre-parenting days, even if it is just for a couple of hours!

Anyhow, the three of us are about to sit down to a lovely roast chicken Sunday night dinner together, so I'll leave it at that, my mouth is watering big-time having smelled it cooking in the crockpot all day!
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