Sunday, September 03, 2006

Spring is sprung!

Ah, what a glorious start to the month, and the season of flowers, sunshine and hayfever! We've had magnificent weather - sunny and warm. A far cry from the "snow" we had a couple of weeks ago. Dan is always reminded of this ditty that his mother taught him.

Spring is sprung,
The grass is riz.
I wonder where the birdies is?

The birdies is upon the wing
But that's absurd!
The wing is on the bird!

We've had a delightful weekend. Went to dinner on Friday night at a Mongolian BBQ restaurant. Have you ever been to one of these? You put your chosen raw meat and vegetables into a bowl, coat them in a variety of sauces of your choice and then the guys inside the fume hood cook them on a big round metal hot plate with giant chopsticks, right in front of you. It's nifty - and you can eat as much as you like!

Dante had another sleep over with his Auntie Bec (so we could go out), and didn't get home till lunchtime on Saturday, so we had a lovely leisurely morning. My brother Tim and his family came over - they are going on a big bike ride in Queensland this week and have been coming over as a stop off point to use the numerous bike tracks in our area (getting in some training). It's great that they've been spending so much time over here. The kids get along so well, except for the fighting and screaming. Atticus adores his younger cousin, "Lori" and is so gentle with her. I'm glad that he is comfortable with my brother and his wife, too. It's sweet!

Today the rest of my family got together for Father's Day, and we also visited my brother's grave. The cemetary is less than ten minutes away from home, but it took us nearly half an hour to get there today - the traffic was appalling, and it was all around the cemetary. The place was packed out. I've never seen it so crowded with cars. We had a huge lunch (cooked by my superhero mother) and the kids had lots of fun running around in the yard of my parents' place.

Dan and I also got the spring-cleaning bug this weekend. I did seven, yes, SEVEN loads of washing. (And it all dried! Yippee!) We vacuumed the entire house (which is not often done and not a small job). We cleaned up the kids' craft table (which is usually a disaster of paper and textas and other miscellaneous bits and pieces, caused by Atticus - a.k.a. "Messicus"). And even more importantly, we did the dishes. Wow, there is actually a kitchen underneath all those cups and bowls. heheh...

And I've uploaded some photos to Flickr, and backdated some posts on this blog :)

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