Weekend recap24 June , 2013
Another Monday where I really didn’t feel like getting up. I’m blaming it on winter, and on some of the do-I-really-have-to-do-this work on my desk for this week.
Anyhoo, the weekend past: Saturday morning we went toy shopping for our little cousin Justin’s birthday. My mom and my gran gave me their money too, so I was shopping up a storm!
We bought a little outfit too, but let me tell you – my heart goes out to all you boy child mothers out there. There is hardly anything on the shelves when you compare it to the girl clothing, and what is there is ridiculously priced. Especially the pants! R250 for one pair of tiny pants, are you f-ing mad?! We found something a bit more reasonable at Mr. Price thank goodness.
While shopping for Justin, Nicola finally spotted some shoes that she would consider dancing shoes and we bought them on the spot. She’s been asking for dancing shoes for ages noe, but every time we present her with something that we feel fits that description it clearly does not match the idea she has and she refuses to even put them on. So I’m sure you’ll understand that when we came across these, even though they are a size too big, I bought them straight away.
My mom modified them with some ribbons so that they don’t keep falling off and the pink terrorist LOVES them and wore them all of yesterday with her new dress (also made by Ouma). One of the ladies at the party came to me to tell me that Nicola is the most beautiful child she has ever laid eyes on and that she’s sure that Snow white must have looked something like my daughter. Sweet right? (one of these days I’ll show you the photos – you know how I am) 😉
Saturday afternoon we popped in with Tannie Fluffbunny for coffee and some catching up. Nicola was very eager to go explore Fluffbunny’s upstairs section and in an effort to get around my solid-ish NO, she pretended to be helping the cleaning lady who happened to be up there at the time. There was beading, chatting, and giant balls on picnic blankets – lots of fun.
Yesterday was Justin’s birthday party and it was lovely to see the extended family again. Nicola had a blast and was much more open an approachable with everyone than she usually is. She took a massive liking to my cousin Ian and either followed him around everywhere or dragged him along to wherever she was going at the time. It was very cute to see, because usually she’s so shy that she doesn’t even want to greet him.
When I asked her afterwards if she had fun playing with Uncle Ian, she said, “Yes, Oom Ian is very kind.” Isn’t that a nice thing to say about somebody? 😀
One quirky thing we saw yesterday was that whenever Nicola sees any ducks she immediately starts scraping her feet along the walk way. Mwahaha! I finally figured out why she was doing that. Last weekend when we went to feed the ducks at Emmarentia dam, we all had to do that because the duck poo is just about everywhere, and we needed our shoes clean before we got back into the car. Now she just assumes it what you do when you’ve seen a duck! 😉
How was your weekend?
All these taken a while back at Papachino’s with Fluffbunny. What a coincidence! I’m writing about her and here we just so happen to be at the photos of the last time we saw her.