A Saturday night in, but a loud, passionate and fun one with the best company.
It can get a little crazy.
It can get a little noisy.
And it can get a little rowdy, but that’s how things are when we combine, us with sis and bro-in-law, and best man and fam.
The kids will be running around the house at full speed, (and I don’t know how they don’t collect themselves on corners more often) flying past us adults gathered around the kitchen island, clicking glasses and listening to the latest tune selected that is blasting out of the portable speaker.
No really, it is. We were singing “That’s Amore” with booming voices, swaying to and fro and laughing at ourselves.
“When the world seems to shine
Like you’ve had too much wine
It sure is. ❤🍷🥂🍻🎶
Saturday night during our holidays together? For sure we’d be killing it. Painting the town red and exploring all over the place.
The complete opposite in fact.
We made a proper Italian pasta sauce that simmered for ages, and it was so delicious we slurped it up… even our pasta-loving yet sauce-hesitant baby girl indulged in some decent splashes of the red within her fettuccine.
So good was it, I forgot to take photos… all evidence was left on our sauce-stained lips.
And that there is our raging Saturday night.
Over and out.
Every year I like to buy a little extra Christmas something something.
Today we finished off the rest of our lighting additions, with some very festive lights.
Sure the one big sparkly bauble was up there last night… but tonight after a second shopping trip we added another (for balance) and a string of retro lights to the top of our balcony.
Baby girl and I ran out into the evening night to enjoy our outdoor decoration and revel in the surrounding Christmas spirit.
3 days to go…
Another Tuesday, another movie night!
From our couch.
Another Disney branded film. Inside Out.
I’d seen the first couple scenes with baby girl a while ago, and that was it.
But tonight it was family viewing time. We ate dinner while watching it from the couch, and as per usual baby girl was comforting me as I did my usual Disney sooky-la-la routine at the movie’s climax.
Not as engaging as other Disney films, but still a great one nonetheless.
And it was made all the more better that it was shared with my family. ❤
Tonight was one of our much-loved Southland Saturday nights.
But it was ramped up and made even icier with the addition of something else…
That’s right! It was time for us to catch up with our ol’ pals Elsa and Anna for Frozen 2.
Can I say, I LOVED IT.
The sequel is a lot more intricate and layered with various elements… elements indeed, with fire, water, wind and earth featuring dominantly alongside the nature-dependent themes.
Some plot points had Hubble and I clarifying to one another during the 10 minute break in the vjunior theatre, as the hundreds of kids, baby girl included, went ape-shit waiting for their turn down the long slide.
Even later during dinner we were seriously discussing the storyline… it was funny that while baby girl was literally on the edge of her seat during the film yelling “No, Anna!” but as soon as it was over had completely moved on, here we were after it all, analysing the Disney movie over prawn tacos.
It was a great night, and I’ll end on a little exchange I had with baby girl in the toilet, when we ran over while the movie was still going.
(Mind you she LOVES Frozen):
“Mum, how much longer will it go for?”
“Maybe 40 minutes?”
“Aww, it’s too long!”
(Me calling her bluff) “That’s okay, we won’t go to the movies anymore.”
“But I love the movies! I just can’t sit still!”
Even for Frozen!
my her life.
I took some smashing photos of the sunset tonight. But they didn’t compare to the one baby girl took:
Like, what are those colours doing? They’re so vibrant, so bold.
More baby girl pics followed, but of a different kind…
Palacinke time! (Crepes for any first timers out there 😉)
She mixed the batter and I poured the deliciousness that turned into golden circles of crispy-covered inner pillowy goodness.
Mmm. Happy Saturday. 🥞
As I said before, the stars and the sun aligned for us this week.
We picked the right days to be out and about. Bright, sunny, sunshine-y days.
Today it was a grey, rainy and dark day. Well-timed, as we had done all our outdoorsy adventures already.
We stayed inside, indoors.
And then tonight. The perfect family Friday night activity.
“Family!” I had called out from the lounge room where I was arranging the blocks. “I have a surprise!”
Hubbie and baby girl ran in, trying to beat the other into the room. Baby girl won.
“Jenga!” she cried.
Hubbie will tell you that I asked for this as a present one year… like a gazillion years ago. And he will also tell you that after I got it, it proceeded to sit in our spare room, unopened and unused, for years and years.
All the while I told him, one day we would play it loads.
That one day started today.
And for the record… Hubbie pulled out the block that sent them all crashing down tonight.
Mwa ha ha. Crashing down… like his Jenga doubts 😉