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.


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.


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.


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


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).


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.


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.


Then Peter Alexander…


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


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.


Then it was time for our date with Justin Bieber.



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 :-).


Christy and I both scored some new crocs.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.