Sunday, March 2, 2014

Just for fun

The weekend was wonderful. Extremely busy, but really great. During breakfast on Saturday I told everyone that if we were to visit the Melbourne Zoo AND the local festival on the same day, we all needed to get the house in ship shape before we left. After an hour of power, we were ready. I was impressed! It is amazing how much little hands can do when you give them a good incentive. 
Here are a couple of videos from the zoo visit. And, no. They do not include zoo animals. Just my very own, little monkeys (and a big monkey mum and dad :)
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The festival was fun too. Both sets of grandparents went with us. The kids went on rides with Nonno, Nonna, Abuela and Abuelo. It was so much fun to watch them all.

On Sunday after church, we ate nuggets and chips. And then off I went to choir practice. Sienna came along with me again. She sat next to her Nonna, who is a soprano like her. I love choir, not because I have a great voice (no, definitely not), but because I'm not too bad at following the person next to me. I'm trying to learn how to read the notes too, but since I am not naturally musical, I still depend on the altos next to me to start on the right note.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Driveway Blitz

They make it look so easy on Better Homes and Gardens (one of my favourite shows and magazines). They seem to rip a room apart in minutes and magically, effortlessly transform it into something spectacular. Now with this BHG inspiration, we had decided that our 40 year old bluestone driveway was no longer safe to walk on (a number of people had accidentally tripped on the now bumpy surface). So, we decided to excavate all 800 or so bluestone pitchers and re-do our driveway in a way that was environmentally responsible ( ie cheap). Now, those bluestone blocks are the definition of HEAVY. Prying them out and moving them out of the way took Louie and I many hours (over several weeks, whenever we had the chance). Once excavated, it was time for the driveway. Last Saturday we were so fortunate to have some amazing family members and friends with willing, strong hands to help us out. The driveway is complete! But not without the help of some awesome people.