Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Return of the Parents

It is with great joy that I announce the return of BOTH sets of parents. Oh what a difference it makes!

Malcolm's parents joined us to watch Elliot's soccer match, a top of the table clash. Elliot's team, unfortunately, could not muster a victory and went down narrowly by 3 goals to 2. The in-laws then took Elliot and Jonah to pick Lara up from ballet. They were headed for a sleep-over. This equated to freedom for the rest of Saturday. Hallelujah!

Exciting people that we were, the first thing we did was to have a late morning nap. Then we decided to rectify our poor cinema-going record. I was given a choice of Pirates of The Caribbean 4 in 3D or The Hangover 2. I chose the former. We gorged ourselves on some Japanese for lunch. Sushi and sashimi were so much more enjoyable when you didn't have to fight your children for it! Borders was open for one last day and so we ducked in to pick up some books for the children at 90% off. Unfortunately, most of the good books were already gone by then but we were still happy with our haul of 5 books for $8. We had just enough time to purchase ourselves some blueberry bagels, caramel du leche frappuccino, and a taro pearl milk tea before the movie started.

The movie was enjoyable, probably because I had no expectations. There was fun, action, romance, and a great soundtrack. I rather enjoyed the lack of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly for I thought they were rather stiff in the first movie. We headed home very relaxed and had another nap. I fear that I am making myself sound geriatric...

When we woke up, it was time for dinner to celebrate Malcolm's mother's birthday. A hearty Italian meal provided much comfort on a cold windy day. Cake and coffee finished off a wonderful celebratory evening and we returned home to enjoy our books in bed. Pure bliss....

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