Last week and weekend13 May , 2013
Don’t get too excited, I still have one batch of Balitto photos to release. 😉
This is a drawing Nicola did last week. Isn’t it amazing? Till fairly recently most of her drawings were just scribbles, but these are definite things and people right here. I remember Cat writing about how sometimes when something clicks it’s such a big change (especially on the drawings) and here I have some of my very own proof.
Anyhoo, the figure on the right in the Mr. Incredible suit with the pirate beard and without arms is what nicola believes her dad might look like (he doesn’t look like this at all, just so you know). The three blockish things on the rest of the page are glasses and then there’s the sun, must be hot and he must be thirsty? Pity he can’t drink any of that without arms. 😉
I must say I really like this drawing and I’ve stashed it in a safe place. (usually she enjoys cutting out the things she’s drawn almost straight away).
On Saturday we went shopping, and Nicola who doesn’t usually dress herself got bored and started fitting anything she could yank off the shelves. “How do I look mommy?” Hahaha, so cute! You should have seen her wandering past the lingerie department. First she complemented the manequin on her choice in underwear and then she was holding up briefs against herself to see if they would fit. The shop assistants were literally on the floor laughing.
At least we all had fun…
Last week my gran’s house in Thabazimbi had to be packed up because it’s been sold. One giant trailer of things came to my parents’ house and we all helped to unpack it. Nicola insisted on helping too of course!
Drama, drama, drama! The pink terrorist was baking cookies with my mom and made a grab for one of the cookie sheets to help take them out of the oven. I had her under a cold tap before she could even start crying and I’m glad to say that I think everything will be okay, even though we all got a giant fright! She’s got two blisters on her hand now, but I think they will heal up quickly – thank goodness.
I bet you’ve never had a sandwich with sugar paste flowers on it as a topping? 😉 Neither have I. My mom promised Nicola a hot dog, and then discovered that she didn’t actually have any viennas in the house – this is the only thing she would take as a substitute. 😆
Last week was rough work-wise, as it was my deadline for the secret tool reporting and the general chaos that comes from that and shaking the necessary information out of all the nooks and crannies as per usual.
I had a really nice mother’s day with the family. We decided to order in instead of braving a restaurant and play area with Nicola’s still pretty tender hand and we all had a great time. My brother tried to prank Nicola by saying he didn’t get any food for her and she was so upset with him that she refused to eat the food once he came out with the punchline, so she had part of mine instead and I had hers. Luckily we were both having ribs, but she made very sure that she didn’t eat any of the ones bought for her that were involved in the prank. 😉
The wedding arrangements are coming along for the kids. They will most likely be headed down to the coast again this coming weekend to check out possible venues and I think my parents will be joining them on this round. My mom keeps asking me what I’m going to wear but i haven’t even given it a thought yet, since we don’t even know when the wedding will be yet (so far it looks like some time in September).
Do you stress about that kind of thing well in advance? Ireally don’t…well I guess I would if I was the bride, but other than that I’ll probably end up wearing the first thing I yank out of my cupboard.