Movie night ….. by the pool

A while back Kevin had the idea that we should watch movies while in the pool and quickly began collecting supplies. Last night we had our first poolside movie night.

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We had to wait till around 8.30pm so it was dark enough to see the screen. The plan had been to watch from in the pool but it was a little on the cool side. Only Amy was brave enough to start off in the pool.

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Ideally we’d have some pool floats so you don’t actually spend the whole time “in” the pool. Looks like we also need some more lounge chairs.

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We watched about half of Aladdin before the mozzies chased us indoors. It was definitely a fun event, we just need a few more supplies…. like citronella candles…and some popcorn!

Shopping and a date with Justin Bieber

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A bit of a sleep in again this morning but I didn’t miss the sunrise as it was a bit cloudy today. And in case you were wondering about the eggs and the ugly chicken – here it is in all it’s glory (one eye and all).

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Unfortunately Amy started complaining of a sore ear yesterday afternoon so we went to the medical center (right downstairs) when they opened at 9am. As we expected she has an ear infection.

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Then it was off to Pacific Fair for some fun girly shopping. First stop was Colette – have seen this shop before but we loved it.

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Then Peter Alexander…

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where Amy got some new PJs and Christy got some cute slippers.

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There was also Esprit; Bed, Bath & Table (more Easter goodies); L’occitane (for a restock of skin care product – also scored LOTS of freebies); and the girls visited Diva. Then it was back to the car to drop off all our bags.

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Then it was time for our date with Justin Bieber.

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I didn’t know at lot about Justin Bieber. In fact, when I first heard about him and Amy told me the song he sung I was surprised because I had thought it was sung by a girl :-). Anyway, the movie really was fabulous. The boy really has got talent and has worked hard for his success. At this stage he still seems like a real nice kid so it will be interesting to see how fame effects him. So wouldn’t wish his life on anyway – fabulous as some parts would be, so many obsessive fans would have be very daunting, and a little frightening. The girls enjoyed the movie too and while Amy was already a fan, Justin acquired two more fans today :-).

Then it was time for some shopping. You know I was excited when I spotted this :-).

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Christy and I both scored some new crocs.

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Then time for a late lunch – it was 3pm. I always go to a great salad place here but it was closed. My sadness disappeared when I spotted Salsa’s.

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Amy and I shared the vegetarian tacos and cheese quesidillas. Both were so yummy.

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More shopping – trying to get Winter clothes for both the girls. We didn’t buy the ear muffs for Christy, cute as they were…

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but we did buy this for Justin’s newest fan :-).

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We finally left just on 5.30pm and got to see a rainbow and a lovely sunset.  It was a great day but Amy was a bit hormonal and Christy grumpy at times so it was a bit up and down. And I did not expect us to be gone ALL day so we were all complaining of sore feet.

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After resting my feet for a bit I prepared a quick and easy dinner of pasta with a bought tomato sauce.

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Later we enjoyed some ice cream while watching Matilda – one the girls favourite movies.

Tomorrow : An easier day (I hope) – packing, swimming and maybe a short to Sea World.

The Tudors

Well, if you like your history hot and sexy look no further than The Tudors. It’s all about the life a young King Henry VIII. Kevin and I have just finished watching season 1 and can’t wait for season 2. One thing I loved the way possible things were included in the movie – like the myth that Henry wrote Green sleeves. I just love this kind of thing and it was really well done. Kevin had to look up a few things on his laptop so we could find out the truth. Very clever.

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A restful few days

Well, I’ve been slowly recovering from Christmas, and this cold that I’ve had (not to mention the sore knee). I took the girls to the beach on Friday – had a great time – went swimming again and decided I want to get a boogie board (not that I’ve been on one since I was a teenager). I got it today – mine is the green one and the pink one is a new one for Christy.

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I spent yesterday putting away all our Christmas decorations (and returning the house to normal) and then cleaning up the fridge, which I restocked today. We’re having friends for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so it will no doubt be empty again in a few days. I’m being pretty lazy with the food this time around – having a BBQ, a couple of home made dishes and a REAL easy desert. If you click on the second photo you can read what’s currently in our fridge.

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My Perfect Housewife DVDs turned up so Amy and I have been watching them when time permits – she’s decided she’s going to be the perfect housechild – we’ll see…. so far so good. Even if your house is tidy and organised (mine is pretty much) I still find the show very inspiring. What I still need to work on is the detailed cleaning. I certainly wouldn’t pass her white glove test…..

Took the girls to see Enchanted – what a wonderful movie – we all loved it and it was first movie that Christy has actually sat through without getting bored.

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