It was great to celebrate Mum and Poppy Lloyd's birthdays while they were with us in Brisbane. On Saturday night, the girls (Kath, Ruby, mum) had a big night out at the ballet. We saw the Queensland Ballet Company perform AliceinWonderland. It was sensational! Energetic, colourful and whimsical. Brilliant music and beautiful ballet. Ruby was suspicious of it being real ballet because no one was wearing pink and no one was wearing a pretty ballet skirt. She's a tough judge, but she absolutely loved it. Watching her happy little face through the performance was almost as wonderful as watching the ballet. :)
We had a public holiday in Brisbane on Wednesday for Ekka - it's a real treat to have a day off work in the middle of the week. After a delicious lunch at Bulimba we went book shopping at my fave bookshop Riverbendbooks. We bought some great kids books and more bookmarks, for me of course, because I'm addicted to them. We then had a slow potter - in the rain - down to the river to watch the ferries.
Lately, Ruby has been making a big effort to accessorize her outfits and is progressing beautifully towards her goal of becoming a fashion icon. Here's a pic of her on Ekka Show Day.
In other news: Ruby is excited with her new game "Let's Go Fishin'". She's nearly mastered it, while Mark and I are struggling to catch one fish. She's going crazy quoting Nemo lines while she plays. Which is funny, but "I'm having fish toooooonight" terrorises poor Max whose frightened of the sharks.
Max is still just perfect being Max. Still frightened of dinosaurs. Still enjoying green apples that 'taste like green in the rainbow'. Still afraid of dirt on his hands. Still a mummy cling-on. Still *loving* (read - obsessing about) The Wiggles and mourning the loss of Greg. Still intense. Max is very excited about the new yellow swing we bought yesterday because he's well and truly outgrown the baby swing.
Mark has finished his massage course at College. Hooray.
Kath is suffering with a sore tooth. Suffering is an understatement. The pain is excruciating.
Have a happy week! I'm excited about a visit to the dentist tomorrow. ;)
peace and love