It was great to have a big weekend. We don’t do that often. Although we were absolutely exhausted by Sunday night, we had such a great time – and hubby had a great weekend birthday. And more importantly, it was all free except for the date night movie and visit to Lindt.
Saturday morning was spent educating ourselves about Taronga Zoo’s Fish4Life campaign – supporting sustainable fishing so our kids can still have fish when they’re our age. I highly suggest you go to their site and read up. Plus, it was so much fun watching the Sea Lions perform and the opportunity to meet Nala.
It was pouring all day so the queue to the giraffe feeding hour wasn’t that long. We finally had the chance to feed the giraffe. Two animal encounters in one day! The little one was absolutely loving it.
Saturday night was adult night so we got a sitter and went out for dinner and a movie. Cabin the Woods is absolutely fantastic. Joss Whedon is movie god incarnate. It’s so nice to finish a movie and not go ‘WTF was that?’. We got desserts after for some adult discussion on the movie. It’s nice sometimes not having to tame your words because there are little ones around.
Sunday was spent at the movies for the exclusive premiere of Brave (in cinemas June 21). It was a great movie and it totally made me cry. Thank god it was dark and I had 3D glasses on. You know how it is — mother and daughter theme and all that – about finding your own identity despite society’s expected norm. We always love movies like that eh? I was hugging my little one so much. I highly recommend bringing tissues.
After a nice lunch with Brenda and the kidlets, we went off to Madame Tussauds to grope Elle McPherson’s and Angelina Jolie’s boobies. We also had a family photo with US President Obama, after my brief speech with Prime Minister Julia Gillard. My little one is a huge fan of Iron Man so that was a great highlight for her.
The afternoon finished perfectly with a visit to Lindt café where hubby’s first try at the waffle was deterred by MiniMe’s fork that kept stealing it. I made Bobotie and oven puff cake for a sparkler and candlelit dinner, which ended with Kung Pow – the most ridiculous movie ever but hubby’s favourite. His birthday present was a shower radio, by the way, because his real gift was a month early (some music thing I don’t understand).
It was exhausting but absolutely fun.