Saturday, September 1, 2012

Wrapping up the week

I've been finding it difficult to sit down and get a post out these last couple of weeks. A project I'm currently on at work is consuming all of my creative capacity, and by the time I pick up Kien, play at the playground with him, get home, feed him, bath him, read stories, put him to bed, battle with him to stay in bed - well by now it's 20:30 or there abouts and I'm pretty much expended. Last night I couldn't be bothered with the repetitive to-ing and fro-ing so I crawled into bed with Kien and fell asleep. I woke up around 23:00 and found the TV streaming some sports game from the internet, and I couldn't find the keyboard or mouse to stop it playing. Jef was asleep, and I nudged him and said I couldn't turn the streaming off. He turned over and said "just turn it off" and went back to sleep. I went out and yanked the power cable from the socket. I turned it off, alright!

A weeknight dash


On the weather front this week has felt like Spring is here even though it's still a tad cold. On Monday we decided to go to the beach after work.



I got home, quickly prepared a dinner fitting into a canister, got Kien from daycare, and five minutes later we were making sand castles. 





Dinner on the go works well for us. Kien definitely eats more when he's distracted. 



We played until the sunlight was traded with bridge lights. 



Son and mum Tuesday


He was happy and (as a result) independent, and that makes our day enjoyable and fun. 





We had a good time at playgroup. He loved being outside playing in the garden and riding on the bikes.





Here's a video of him enjoying his time outside.



It is great when he fills himself up at morning tea with lovely fresh fruit. 



And he was hungry again an hour later at story time.



I love it when he wants to eat!

Playground boldness


The last time we came to the Tole Street playground Kien was too small to enjoy the structures here. But now he loves it.



I can't believe how bold he has become. He climbs ladders and crosses bridges without needing my help, although I must admit I am hovering close and prepared to catch if he falls. BTW, he climbed that red spiral thing you see in the background - of course I didn't take a picture! I was underneath with my arms outstretched.





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4 comments:

Meghan at MNM's said...

I love you pics of your picnic near the bridge - such a stunning evening for it...and what fun mum and son adventures you have had :-)

LatteJunkie said...

Thanks so much for linking up! It definitely fits the bill.

I love the photo of the bridge lights. So magical.

Also putting food in cannisters? Genius! Never thought of that.

So glad Kien is eating a little more and I hope the sleeping is getting better, I remember the struggle all too well...

LatteJunkie said...

Thanks so much for linking up! It definitely fits the bill.

I love the photo of the bridge lights. So magical.

Also putting food in cannisters? Genius! Never thought of that.

So glad Kien is eating a little more and I hope the sleeping is getting better, I remember the struggle all too well...

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

A beautiful round up of your week. I can relate to the tiredness and lack of creative time/energy at the end of the day. Quite often it's 10pm by the time all three of my girls are asleep. I'm not far behind :)

My oldest has never been a big eater. She's tiny. Her 6 year old sister is definitely going to be taller than her soon. The same thing happened to me - my sister is also two and a half years younger and was taller than me by the time she was 10 and I was 12. People often asked if we were twins or if she was the oldest.

I enjoy the rare moments when my eldest really tucks in an eats a hearty meal :) x

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