We started our Sunday with our traditional cooked breakfast out on the veranda.  Pete cooks the bacon, tomato, onion and mushrooms on the BBQ and I cook the eggs and toast inside. 

 

Jess presented the kids talk at church – where all the kids come to the front of the church and listen to a “sermon for kids”.  She talked about showing kindness – not just saying kind things.  This was her third time and she does very well.  She does all the prep by herself and often ad libs as she goes along making sure the kids are left with a “take home” message. 

 

Pete and I planned for a “date” this afternoon – though we had to come home from church to have a nap first!  LOL!!  We actually napped for far longer than we intended and didn’t get away till after 3.00pm.  One of the farms in the area has started an outdoor café which we hadn’t been to before so we went there.  It as very nice and it is sure to become a favourite.  We sat out under the trees, on comfortable chairs, clean tables and the food was very nicely served.  Such dates never last long enough – we still had a couple of “items” on our agenda to talk about but what time we did have was lovely! 

 

But all things must come to an end – we came home to be told that the toilet had flooded the bathroom.  Once we got in the house we actually discovered it to be much worse than that – it had gone through the wall and covered the office floor as well!   So Pete fixed the toilet and I mopped the floor.  A green frog in the cistern was found to be the problem.

 

Joshua grabbed the opportunity to have a boys video night with his dad so I said we would have a girls movie night too (the younger kids having watched their choice during the afternoon).  So Pete and Josh watched 300 Spartans and the girls and I (with Daniel tolerating to be in our presence!) watched Emma.  I’d love to talk through some of the character issues Emma had with my girls but it is too late and everyone needs to go to bed so that can wait another day.

 

What a full day!  We won’t be doing lessons in the morning as Pete is going to take the opportunity to do some things with the kids, which is all a good thing since I have not had the time to organize the coming week.  Maybe I can get to that while they are in town.

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