It's the Labour Day long weekend and Elaine called a few nights ago to offer to mind the kids Saturday night so Rob and I could go out for dinner or to the movies.
Friday night we went to bed and Ava woke with a bleeding nose...twice!
That almost blew the date for me. She's had this happen a few times and usually it takes a few days to go away. Of course then I was worried about her bleeding all over the sheets at Grandma's while we were out.
But Rob suggested we have a day time date instead.
So we arrived Saturday morning and Elaine wanted to check out an 'open house' four doors down from them. So we went for a sticky, too.
It was lovely going for a little stroll through a $1.63 million home.
It was nice!
At 12:30 Rob & I went out for lunch.
We went to the local tavern and this is where we sat...
I had the yummiest chicken tenderlions on pumpkin risotto.
Rob had a Thai beef salad. It was so good. And the fact that we don't eat out very often any more made it taste a million times better.
Then we went child free shopping.
We bought new clothes, shoes, a DVD and X-Box 360 game for the kids.
And we went to Bunnings.
Three hours later we returned home bearing gifts and everyone was happy.
Ava was napping (finally, it took a bit getting her down...as usual) without a nose bleed!
And Isaac told us how they had caught butterflies.
As soon as Ava awoke we were off to the beach. It had been a hot day, but wouldn't you know it, as soon as we get in the car a shower appears! So the beach was a bit cold, dark & windy but that's not enough to stop Isaac getting in, is it?
Sunday morning we went for a walk/bike ride/play in the sand along the water front.
And then we went to the markets and had mini pancakes.