Friday, July 31, 2009

Packing or partying?

Packing for a holiday with three kids running around the house is a challenge in itself so it was no surprise when Byron arrived home from work on Friday to chaos. Chaos with potential I had to remind him! Downstairs was pretty sorted but our bedroom had become the dumping ground for all things on their way to the suitcases.

About 4.30pm things just seemed to get busier and busier. Sian's teacher rang me for a last minute chat about what areas of school work we could keep Sian up to date with while we were away. He had helpfully emailed us 42 pages of lesson plans for some light airplane reading! Thanks Graham! Then Heidi turned up with Mozart causing the expected chaos that three excited kids and a puppy do. Next Maree rang asking if it was OK if they popped in for 5 minutes. 5 minutes became a bottle of bubbly and some Classic single malt to toast Byron's 40th birthday! They arrived with a very interesting couple of presents to be used on the holiday. I am going to be a tease and leave you in the dark about exactly what until a later blog! It WILL be worth it I promise!

When Maree and myself had polished off a bottle of Fresita (A sparkling Chilean wine with crushed Patagonian strawberries, yum!) and Byron and John had toasted every Tom, Dick and Harry with the Talisker we waved them goodbye.

Feeling very light headed and care free I got out the scissors and gave Rhiannon a haircut! Having seen Rhiannon's hair Mr B decided he might decline the offer of a trim and wait to go to a barber in Rarotonga! We got the kids to bed early and spent the next couple of hours stuffing everything into the suitcases. I think we packed everything. I guess time will tell...

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