Monday, 26 November 2012
The aftermath of the vomiting kept me busy in the laundry pretty much all day Friday. I only showered after the kids went to bed! Thankfully it all passed quickly and that was the last we've seen.
Saturday morning Ruby and I headed off to our mothers' group Christmas party while the boys stayed home with dad for some much needed rest. It was a really lovely morning catching up with my beautiful friends (and some of their lovely hubbies). Five years on and still going strong with 20+ children between the dozen of us. We all managed to make it - bar one who is currently living in Canberra - so we'll forgive her absence. We missed you Rachel!
It was really hot in Melbourne on Saturday. After lunch we retreated to the comfort of our air conditioned indoors while we prepared for Ruby's first dance concert. Great excitement, perhaps equally from both of us. Our plans were changed slightly when the Fabrootzies had to cancel babysitting duties after my sister came down with a tummy bug too! Quite ironic given our earlier conversation, making sure Cole was well again so they would be able to babysit, as I didn't want to pass on any germs. Turns out someone else shared their germs with her. So hubby stayed with the boys and while he never said it, I know he was disappointed to be missing her first concert. She did brilliantly, smiled and remembered the routine. And above all she had so much fun. She hit a wall around 9pm and whispered in the darkness mummy, I want to go home now. We scurried out of the auditorium. We were those annoying people who make you turn your knees to the side to let people pass at a most inappropriate time. Whatevs.
A day at home on Sunday, which seemed just as busy as if we had to go somewhere. We put the Christmas tree up, but didn't manage full hall decking, just bits and pieces, here and there. Hubby had to work late in the day and the kids were exhausted. So it was porridge for dinner and lights out. I was so looking forward to sitting on the couch to enjoy the first night the tree would be lit up. Turns out I threw out one set of lights last year. So I just enjoyed the top half of the tree lit up. This will be remedied this morning!
So is your tree up? Or are you one of those strictly 1st of December ONLY people?
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