Durban this morning & weekend plans

Durban this morning & weekend plans

It is an absolutely perfect and beautiful morning in Durban. Perfect to go sit at at a little restaurant on the beach and eat breakfast while the boys play in the sand. Summer is at it’s peak here in South Africa now and it’s HOT as HELL! LOL! I really hope the weather holds out for the weekend. 🙂

Tonight Riaan and I’ll watch a dvd when the boys go beddy-byes. Then tomorrow morning we’re cleaning the flat, need to wash the carpet in the lounge. The boys are always messing food on it and it needs a thorough cleaning.

Joshie has a swimming lesson at 10h30 which Riaan will take me too and I’ll swim in the pool with Josh. It’s a heated pool which feels so odd as it’s already so hot outside, then you climb into this HOT pool, feels wierd. Heheh 🙂

Joshie is learning well though and really enjoying his lessons. I’m very proud of him. Last week they took underwater photos at the lesson and he went under the water SO nicely, smiling and eyes wide open. 🙂

On Sunday we’re supposed to go to Ushaka Marine World with the Browns, however I think it’s going to rain. I have a Platinum Pass so I get in for free, so does Joshie as he’s under 3. And they have a special on now – half price combo tickets, so Riaan and Matthew are R125 to get in (combined). I think it’s going to pour though. *sulk*

*pulls hair out head*

*pulls hair out head*

I have never been this unsettled and indecisive about one of my boys’ birthday parties before. 😦 I plan their parties MONTHS in advance, always have a set theme to work around and a definate venue.

Not this time however. 😦 Matthew wants 2 parties – a Ben 10 party and a Dinosaur party. Hmm so obviously I explained to him that he can only have one and he must chose. And I’ve already bought the Ben 10 party goodies.

So this is my plan for now… A Ben 10/Dino party. Huh? Lol! Now I can’t decide whether we should have a Ben 10 or a Dino invite. I’ll make Ben 10 cupcakes and a Dinosaur cake… howz that?

The venue… should we have it at home and have a snake show (being reptilian themed and all that), or should we have it at the venue we had his party last year which has lots of things for the kids to play on and plus we don’t have to clean up there afterwards… hehehehe

DECISIONS DECISIONS!!! 😦

Sunday Family Outing

Sunday Family Outing

Yesterday morning we woke up and decided to take the boys out somewhere nice. Money is really tight, so it had to be somewhere cheap. LOL! I baked some bran muffins and custard biscuits, and the boys decorated the bran muffins with dinosaur sprinkles. They were then named “Dinosaur Chocolate Mud Muffins”. 🙂

Regarding the outing, we decided on either feeding the ducks at the Botanic Gardens, or Mitchell Park, where it costs around R7 for us all to get in… pretty do-able.

Then the thunder and rain started, oh glory. Matthew was not impressed as by now he was quite excited about our outing. Nevertheless, I was determined that we were going OUT! I packed up hot dogs, pasta salad left over from the braai the night before, the Dino Muffins, and a packet of Simba Ghost Pops, juice for the boys and Tab for us.

And the rain stopped.. YAY!! We all piled into the car, complete with the boys’ little black bikes, and off we went.

On the way to “wherever” Riaan mentioned the Maritime Museum at the harbour, so we trekked off there. That outing cost us R6. Thats all! Hey if you want to come to Durban on a budget, I’m the person to speak to! LOL! The boys looked at the boats and Joshie and I walked through inside the boats, Matthew was freaked and didn’t want to go into the boats. Then we looked at the little museum cottage with memorabilia of old shipping days. Very interesting.

It started drizzling lightly with rain, so we went back to the car, piled inside and parked on the edge of the harbour to watch the ships coming in and out. We munched our hotdogs, pasta salad, followed with chips and muffins. The harbour was quite busy and tugboats were zooming around all over ferrying huge container ships in. Joshua giggled so much at the way the tugboats would turn around. Everytime he stuck a ghost pop chip in his mouth he’d hold it up and would say “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”. LOL! The chip looks just like a Mickey Mouse head. Hehe 🙂

After the tummies were full up and the juice was drank, we packed up and strapped the kids into their seats, and off we rode to North Beach for a walk on the promenade. The drizzling had ceased again, yay!

We got to North Beach and took the boys’ bikes out and they rode along the promenade all the way up to the Ampitheatre Fleamarket. There are plenty locals along the beach that make 3D images out of sand and water and they’re so amazing. There are sharks, hippos, the big 5, and much more. It’s fascinating to watch.

We got to the beach cafe where dh and I had a little rest, and the boys played in the beach sand and on the plastic kiddies beach slides etc. They had such fun and didn’t want to leave. Eventually we had to as it was nap time for Joshua. We walked back to the car while the boys rode their bikes, bundled into the car, and took a loooong scenic drive back home.

What a lovely outing. The boys had a blast! 🙂

Snakes!

Snakes!

Matthew lurves snakes and dinosaurs. I thought that instead of paying for a party venue for his birthday, we could have his party here at home and get a snake show to come around. They bring all sorts of non-venemous snakes plus a big fat python. Pretty cool huh? Just an idea at the moment.