Sunday, 24 June 2012

A Girly Weekend...

A couple of weekends ago I was lucky enough to have my two eldest nieces, Claudia & Annabelle for pretty much the entire weekend! 
This is extra exciting because a little over six months ago they moved permanently to Pottsville - just over an hours drive away, but between work & everything else that seems to fast-forward my weeks, I don't find the time to drive down very often.

This time I had two nights & the most of two days to spend with these gorgeous little ladies... all sorts of fun, mischief & silliness was had.

Friday afternoon, after picking Annabelle up from school in Pottsville, it was back up the coast to Tweed Heads to meet Claud at her soccer game... That's her in the purple... Her team won!


 We then discovered the goodness of Hungry Jacks' Mini burgers before dinner at Grandma's...

 Home-made pizza's with chocolate milk and some red wine for the old girl & I...

Followed by hot Milo, Pringles & Mentos while watching a Narnia movie...


Tiring as the Friday afternoon & night had been - there was no time to waste!
 It was up early for breakfast, then driving into Southbank...
Second Breakfast was had at a Spanish restaurant we discovered called "Ole'!" Churros & thick hot chocolate...
Then we were off to the Lifeline book fair at the Convention Centre, followed by a walk through the markets, a stop in at the beading shop, a visit to the Sweet Shop & lunch at Max Brenners!
Mum & I also gobbled down a corn on the cob each, much to Claud & Belle's horror; they opted for the popcorn instead.


Since none of us in the family get the chance to see Claud & Belle very often, we took the opportunity to let them catch up with some of their cousins... Jack, Taylor & an out-like-a-light Bailey...

It had been another full-on day, but no time to rest.
We gathered our loot from the day together... Books, lollies, magazines & some odd bits.

Of course, there was call for spraying green in out hair.

We closed the night in by being crazy, eating 2-minute noodles for dinner (followed by Grandma's Apple Crumble) & cramming in as much of out sweets as possible before bed.


Sunday morning it was time for a much needed sleep in. After laying in bed chatting for a while, it was time for breakfast.
Claud & Belle were most disappointed when they discovered I was out of Nutella. This called for a walk to the servo down the road...
In our PJ's, in the rain...

 With a very serious game of UNO following breakfast, it was time to let our hair down before having to part ways again...

This meant giant balloons, silly string & bubbles...


A quick hello to Uncle Reece before we started to pack up.

  Finally no more green hair, properly clothed & now entirely exhausted, we made it to Robina to meet Claud & Belle's Mum for lunch at The Coffee Club.

I miss these gorgeous girls so much when I don't see them & look forward to weekends like this where we can hang out doing things we all enjoy, gorge ourselves on yummy food & get a little crazy.


For now, I'm still removing silly string from the carpet & finding clothes & hair clips under & inside very random places to remind me of our funky & special weekend.
Love you two xoxo

2 comments:

  1. So cute Ash! Gorgeous photos, looks like lots of fun! xo

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  2. You are such a wonderful Aunty,Ash..the girls will always remember the special memories you create with them...you are so thoughtful...gorgeous girls...all 3 of you x x x

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