Anyway, last night we decided to hit the "sandy playground" with some friends and have pizza for tea (and a sneeky beer) in the sultry psuedo-summer evening! It was surprisingly quiet at this very, very popular playground on such a lovely evening but it meant that our tribe of 6 kids under 5 could explore freely and feel like they ruled the place!
Captaining the stationary boat!
Singing songs from "Annie" at the top of your lungs whilst playing the bongos!
Getting ready to launch down the fireman's pole.
And climbing up the slide when you know you're not really meant to!
It was one of the best evenings we've had in a long time - spent outside with some of our wonderful friends, the people our kids are going to grow up with. I feel like I have been really lucky with my Mother's Group - the mum's are all intelligent, caring and fun people to be around; married to gentle-giant men; raising and ecclectic bunch of beautiful, funny, energetic and challenging children. As a female engineer I have often missed out on developing close female friendships within the workplace, and I didn't really go in for the bitchy-cliche that was girls at high school so although I sometimes feel I come across as awkward and incensitive with my Mum's Group friends I also feel like they "get" me - which is great, and I'm grateful!
Yes, that is Kelvin deliberately falling off the merry-go-round!
And today after swimming lessons for Tilda and soccor for Kelvin we pottered in the garden before deciding on the spur of the moment to go to the Royal Hobart Show. We didn't get there until about 3pm but we managed to avoid the show bags, pat some animals (which Kelvin adored, Matilda was a bit timid) and have a ride on the dodgem cars. Walking through the dog pavillion we were handed two inflatable dogs on wheels because they couldn't be bothered deflating them to pack away.