Mid May Monday14 May , 2012
These photos were not taken this past weekend – still trying to catch up with my pic posting. Actually on that topic, I saw a bunch of you are doing monthly photo challenges…I was thinking of joining up, but as you can see that would probably set me back by another month in posting, or I’d only be posting this month’s photos in July!
These were taken when we went on a picnic lunch with S at the botanical gardens a while ago. S, if you’re reading this : we had loads of fun, and I think it’s time we rescheduled again? 🙂
Right. On to my ramblings of weekend past.
On Saturday we went shopping for Mother’s Day gifts for my mom and gran (Nicola really wanted us to get something for my dad and Shrek’s dragon too but we resisted). After that we quickly dropped off the stuff at home before heading out to what was supposed to be a blog-meet at Tres Jolie. There were supposed to be another 7 or so other bloggers with their offspring, but in the end only one other blogger pitched up and we don’t really follow each other’s blogs so even though she was really nice it was a bit like going on a blind date that you didn’t sign up for. Nicola had a blast playing on the equipment and feeding the animals. The time also fell squarely within her usual nap time so when we went home she didn’t make it out of the parking lot before falling fast asleep.
Sunday morning I got up
bright dark and early to bake my mom a raisin and cinnamon bread to go along with the gift. And as soon as it came out of the oven I hearded a very excited Nicola into the car and off we went to go spread the joy. 😉 Nicola made me a mother’s day card at school and “bought” me a nice top with Ouma’s help. 😉
My borther and K also came over and we all headed out to breakfast at the Spur (this really was the big eat day since we already had breakfast at home, then all wolfed down the entire raisin bread, Spur breakfast, followed by waffles with strawberries and cream later on at my folks’ house!). Nicola must have thought is was Christmas with two restaurant playground events in one weekend! She was having such a good time on all the jungle gyms and that aeroplane slide thingy. At some point she wandered off to the very small children play area, and even though theoretically she is still within the age limit I was intrigued about what she might find interesting there after the big ones.
She was having loads of fun on the toddler slides when a little girl started following her around. I cautioned Nicola to be careful when she comes down the slide not to knock down the baby girl who was standing right at the end of it. After a few minutes I saw Nicola try to push her out of the way and I spoke quite sternly to her to play nice with the little girl…you could almost see the gears turning in that little busy body head of hers. Next, to my surprise, I observed how she took the little girl by the hand, very friendly, chatting to her in a super nice way. She led her into one of the doll houses…and then she shut the door closing her in there and high tailed it back to the slide! 😆 I know I should have been able to keep a straight face but it was just too funny. Hey, at least she was safe in there? Shortly after that the pink terrorist lost interest with the toddler area and moved on to the big toys again (and the little girl managed to get out as well, eventually, I checked).