It was Auckland Anniversary weekend this last weekend which meant an extra day's holiday for us yesterday. I love long weekends. There's always so much to do around the house on normal weekends, that we don't often get the chance to have a family outing. Do you find that or do you make a real effort to have a trip somewhere with the family every weekend?
Getting out of the house at a reasonable time seems to be our main problem at weekends. The girls are at an age where they are happy to potter until we get up which means that by the time Richard and I get up and have had a cup of coffee, it's close to 10am and by the time we've done some gardening and other jobs around the house, the day is gone. We managed to get out of the house in time for the Anniversary Day Tugboat race yesterday morning which really made the weekend special. We all picked a boat and walked around the top of North Head following to see who would win.
Eloise insisted on taking her baby doll, Jasmine, with her to see the race. I made her a dolly sling (using Amanda Blake Soule's tutorial in her book Handmade Home ) a while ago and that sling gets so much use from both girls it's fantastic. So much easier than lugging a doll's pram up a steep hill!!
We got back from our tug boat race excursion with plenty of time to do our jobs and it's really making me think that we should be making more of an effort to get up earlier and out of the house so we can make the most of our weekends. What do you think?