Today was a beautiful day here in SA. The weather was nice, and the SK family woke up bright and early for a family breakfast. After some small chores here and there, we all went for a walk to the playground together with Joey. It was wet from the mildew overnight, but that didn’t stop the minis climbing up and running around for a good half hour (or maybe even more?). Even Simon and I had a go at the whizzy-dizzie, with him spinning me around and doing pull-ups at the same time. Sophia, our little dare-devil went on it all by herself as well, so I suppose there will be no stopping her next time we’re there!
After dropping Joey back home, the big girls picked up their scooters and we walked down to the shops. I had forgotten how close it is, being able to be there in only a few minutes by car, and ten minutes walking is great! Obviously, bringing four little girls with us makes it just a little bit longer, with face-plants and stopping to have a drink and to look at whatever is on the ground, but today we were in no rush. In fact, we didn’t end up being back until it was lunch time, which meant we had been out pretty much all morning!
Sophia and Ricky both fell asleep after lunch, which freed up time for me to prepare dinner (which, in hindsight, was very good, otherwise me may not have had dinner at all today!), and for Simon to do whatever he wished. Now, I have not written much about him on this blog (about anyone, really:P) but one thing I will say is he is a work horse. Today he ripped up our whole garden. Not little flowers growing neatly in a garden bed. Oh no. These were massive, ugly trees, with roots 1/4 of the size of the tree itself. They have been sitting there for maybe 20 years growing, and it was time for them to go. He started with two the other night, but today he hooked them up to the car and basically ripped them out with the sheer horse power of our awesome car. Whoever thought that car is only a people mover, think again. It proved today it is also a tractor. A machine. If i could ever be proud of a car, this is it.
The girls helped out as well, collecting worms and digging the dirt back into the holes. Simon had to use a lot of man power to rip the roots out at times, and to cut some of the big ones up with a saw. He does not give up easily either, and our front yard is now free of trees. I mean, they are all lined up (and we have NO idea what to do with them), but they are no longer in the ground. I am also very proud of Simons work, and I did have to force him to come in and eat when dinner was ready. This is why we would not have eaten, had I not prepared it earlier, as I would not have had any time! So a full on day for the garden, but an awesome day for it as well.
Simons mum and niece stopped by as well, with some yum, yum, yummy treats for us, which surely has helped re-energizing us after the day!
And me? Of course I contributed, I was the designated photographer!:) (And child-looker-afterer, drink-fetcher, chain-puller-backer, branch-picker-upper and over all useless-advice-giver…:P)
P.S. I will post after photos soon, just have not taken any yet:p