Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Home again

Back from the mansion as of yesterday. I must say, I didn't realise the weather was so miserable when we stayed there, must be the central heating and massive fireplaces. Or maybe today was actually worse, freezing and grey the entire day.

Ho hum.

But we had a lovely time as usual.



We....

tried rollerblades for the first time....


tooled around on the world's most impressive tricycle...


watched movies of ourselves doing the above activities...


bounced...


a lot...


gathered (and ate) many oranges...



visited the museum...


hung out in the tents, in the 'playroom that is bigger than our house'....


made s'mores, thanks to the massive open fireplaces...


made pizzas, using the pizza machine...


and did some impressive cookie decorating



As well as caring for the dogs, which the boys enjoyed, although Mum was definitely on poop-scooping duty.

Much time spent walking dogs and riding bikes.

Had a couple of play dates, who were suitable impressed with our digs.

Made it snow by tipping torn up paper towels over the dining space from the second level.

And my youngest magpie spent a long time gathering bits and pieces from all corners of the mansion to keep in his tent. Including the eyepiece from my beloved camera. Which I only noticed missing when I discovered it as I emptied out the tent and attempted to relocate everything back to it's correct position the day before we left.



Phew.



4 comments:

Annette Piper said...

I love it when you go and housesit the mansion...you all seem to have a fabulous time!

Michelle said...

Funny to hear you talking about grey weather and cold conditions...on the other side of the world here we are having heat warnings with heat index temps of up to 115 F!

Amazing how that works!

Cadi said...

I do think about you often & wondering how you are. Sending you love! While in ways that does *nothing* I always quite like it when people are thinking about me. :-)

ms lottie said...

Hey sis, glad you sound like you had a good time. We've just come back from camping in the bush in a tent freezing our bums off! Fun but in a different way. xxx

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