How was your Mothers Day yesterday? Mine was actually surprisingly great. Even though I spent half of it driving for 5 hours to town, solo with 3 children. We had a wonderful trip listening to The Witches audiobook by Roald Dahl. It nearly got us all the way to town. The boys were so well behaved I couldn’t believe it. They gave me my Mothers Day present early because we were heading to town. Look at what they gave me. Miss Gabby went above and beyond the call of duty, yet again – and trotted out some fudge. She even had some vanilla bean paste posted up so she could make it properly. That girl is just so thoughtful.
And would you look at these gorgeous little boxes that they made for the fudge to go in. Adorable. All day Clancy kept saying “Happy Mothers Day” and giving me a kiss, it was so cute.
And look at the gorgeous card…. all of my favourite colours….
Because I have been clean now for too many days to count I left the house super tidy. The boys were waiting for about 1/2 an hour out at the car before we left while I tidied the house up. Packing to go to town for a week takes a while, and I have no idea where I am going to put any purchases that we make in here because the car was chocka block full when we left.
Instead of our usual stop at the Roadhouse in Camooweal, on the trip in, we packed a little picnic (of sorts – nothing gourmet let me tell you…think butter sandwiches and brownies) and stopped at the lagoon. It was such lovely weather and our friend, Sarah – who lives in Camooweal, popped down to say hi. It was the perfect spot for the boys to have a stretch and it saved me about $50.00! Winning.
The car was so chocka block because I let the boys bring their scooters….I know – who the hell am I? What, am I going for Mother of the Year or something? When we got to town we unloaded everything from the car and I took the boys to the Fun Park….again – who the hell am I???
Mt Isa is definitely not a pretty town, makes me feel a little ill really…. here is the view from the fun park…
Yes, that is the mine – RIGHT THERE – right there!!!! Isn’t it revolting….can’t be good for you. Beggers can’t be choosers and town is town I suppose. The boys had a lovely time. After the park we went for an exciting trip through the car wash, the boys were beside themselves with excitement…I know, we really need to get out more.
We stay at a caravan park in town, in a cabin, along with a heap of other families/friends. It is such fun. But it was nice to get in here yesterday and just chill out before everyone else arrives. I think I am turning into a introvert….I am scarred for myself people because last night the boys had a shower and then I fed them home made Spaghetti Bolognese (see – Mother of the Year again) and then we were all in bed by 7:30pm watching Masterchef. What is going on here people??!!! But it was so nice to just relax.
Today the boys and I have a busy day down town (can you believe it – down town, I am that excited it isn’t even funny). Appointments and shopping – bring it on. Now you can all stop listening to me bang on about how it has been 110 days since I have been to town….the town drought has been broken!
So, how was your weekend? Mine was spent cleaning, cooking and packing.