Saturday, January 14, 2012

Another week gone

Just a few photos of what we've been up to.
We have had some amazing blue skies for about 3-4 days during the last week. In the 4 years we've been here, we've hardly seen blue sky! It's usually cloudy or hazy. Of course I had to record it! :-) Took a pic of our condo walking back from Maddison's school one day.

Last week Aaron had a playdate with a school friend while Maddison was at school. I took the boys down to the playground and they had fun on their scooters and Samuel tried to keep up with them on his trike!

Actually anything Aaron does Samuel tries to do! hehehee

Having a see-saw with me :-)
Aaron and his friend zoomed off and I discovered them up a tree a few minutes later!
Kids started back swimming lessons again and this year they have a lesson with other children. Maddison with another little boy a bit younger than her and Aaron with 2 other boys a bit older. It was interesting to see the competitive nature kick in!! The little boy in Maddison's lesson had no probs putting his face in the water, so of course she had to go one better and get right under. Awesome for me to see because she hasn't wanted to do that before. :-) (She's picking up plastic sharks off the bottom of the pool)

Aaron has no fat on him whatsoever and after about 15 minutes in the pool he usually gets out and does a lounge lizard impersonation on the hot concrete! His teeth are chattering and his little body physically shaking! But this time he actually completed the lesson! Mustn't have wanted the other kids to get ahead with their laps!! :-)

Tuesday night at exactly midnight actually, I heard this bang and thud, so went to investigate (Lyndon was in Singapore). Discovered that a glass panel on the lounge balcony had exploded! What a mess. Not sure why it happened as it's proper safety glass.
Took ages to clean up and we are still finding little wee shards of glass on the deck.

Currently there's a big piece of perspex taped across the gap. Fingers crossed it will get fixed sooner rather than later!
So that's been the excitement around here! Some of it I could have done without!!
Thanks for visiting.


Steeped in Beautea said...

wow funny how we (as in me) take something like blue sky for granted). eeeeks at the safety glass exploding. Had a wee gigle at your dolphins.....looks like they will excel quickly with the lessons given how much they achieved in thier first lessons back.

Mrs Frizz said...

OMG on that safety glass exploding, I sure hope they get it fixed, sooner, rather than later.

And blue skies, Mum would have told you that we have been seeing our fair share of them lately ... although we are having a good drop of rain at the moment, and trust me on this one it is long overdue.

Anonymous said...

Love the photos of the kids swimming. It is great to see things "click" and once it does, they are away laughing! So much learning at the start but then it all seems to come quite naturally.

WOW, I can't believe your glass just exploded! Is there any way something could have hit it and cause it to shatter? What a mess for you to clean up, but at least it happened while you were elsewhere, wouldn't have been nice if the kids had been out there playing when it broke.

Penny said...

wow - did a bird hit it or something? How strange. What a mess.

Glad the lessons are going well :-) Ours really enjoy theirs too.

topkatnz said...

Wow - how many flights up are you?