Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Weekend Update

We had a fantastic weekend. We went over to Steve's parents for Fathers Day. It is 2 hours from Adelaide in a small beachside town and it was a perfect weekend.

We all get so spoilt when we go over. Steve's mum is a typical country mum who can't do enough for you. I just wish we had more time to spend over there. We will definitely make more time over christmas.
The photos were taken at a new playground in Yorketown, about 20 mins drive from Steve's parents. The community raised all the money themselves and built this amazing playground. It cost them $100,000. The kids all agreed it was the best playground they have ever been to and let me tell you, we have been to quite a few. It is about 3 times the size of the area the pictures show. I wish I had gone across the road and taken a picture of the whole area.
Steve was very spoilt with lots of hand made things from the kids and a few things I bought for them to give him. I think he had a very relaxing day.
Father's Day was full of very mixed emotions for me. I lost my dad 2 years ago now and I really struggled this year. I thought about dad so much and had a lot of tears. I don't know why but it seemed to hit me harder this year.
Nikki had her netball semi final tonight and although they played a fantastic game, they lost by 6 goals. Considering this team beat us by 30 goals last time, they did an amazing job. So now they are out of the finals and finished 4th out of 12 teams. Poor Nikki was exhausted by the end. The school had a walkathon today and she walked 9 kms so I had to just about carry her home tonight.
This week is 'Be Active' week at school. Today was the walkathon and on Thursday they have sports day so it's going to be a very busy week.
We have another crazy weekend happening here this weekend. Jarryd has his last soccer game Saturday morning and then we are dropping the kids at mums and Steve and I are going to a friend's 40th party at Goolwa which is about an hour from Adelaide. We get to party without the kids so it could be a big night. Friday night Nikki and I are going to cheer our AFL team on against West Coast. GO POWER!!!!!!!!
Only 4 weeks and 1 day until our holiday now. And counting. It can't come quick enough.


Chris H said...

That is an awesome playground! Glad you guys had a wonderful weekend. How's your front yard cooming along????

Tania said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend away! I was thinking of you on Father's Day, gosh can't believe it's been 2 years already. Poor Nikki - 9kms is such a long way to walk but what a great concept for schools to adopt. Look forward to catching up with you all soon.

AM said...

Wow that really is an awesome playground!