Saturday’s project was the gingerbread house, I baked the gingerbread on Friday night, then assembled it and let the kids loose on it in the morning. They were very thorough…
After doing some cooking for the next day’s picnic we headed into the city to meet up with Jenni (ChingTing) and Kat (Ninox), SOz members who were up from Canberra. We went to the IMAX theater and saw Sea Monsters 3D, we’d never done IMAX before and the kids loved it, Tom in particular, he’s been trying to persuade us to go back and see the dinosaur one since the moment we came out of the theatre. We then had dinner in Chinatown at the Golden Century Seafood Restaurant, food was very nice if a little overpriced, and by the end of the meal the kids were well and truly past it but on the whole it was a good night.
Today was a picnic brunch at Balmoral – Christmas get together for my side of the family – which went really well, the weather was lovely, the kids had a great time, we ate yummy food and we came home with a Wollemi Pine (present from my brother’s family).
Tomorrow I’m making yet more fruit mince pies, which will bring my total for this year to 144. Buggered if I know where they’re going, I’m certainly not eating them! (Well, not many of them any way) David very gratifyingly tells everyone that mum’s pies are the best…hmmmm, maybe I should be keeping an eye on him….
Now for that sleep!