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Thursday, July 24, 2008

photostory friday - 5/6ths of a family lame day

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

DH decided to take last friday off as it was the last day of our term 2 school holidays. somewhere along the way, one of the younger girls named it our 'family fun day'. as miss 18 was back at university, she felt most left out, so her sis, miss 16 leapt to her defence and renamed it '5/6ths of a family lame day'. teenagers. pfft.

before she went off to class however, she had time for waffles. she's catching up a class-mate on something terribly important. it has to be terribly important to be talking on the phone whilst eating. helloooooooo! not good table manners! we likey waffles at our place...

she also had time for a game of cluedo...

but then she had to go (doesn't she look happy?) we settled in to watch this then this
when you watch them together, you realise that the second one isn't as funny as the first. also that the timeline is totally screwed as ICE AGE 3 is about the dinosaurs and in the FIRST movie they talk about dinosaurs in the past. i know! i know! it's only a MOVIE!!!! but i'm one of those annoying people that spots stuff like that. like the 'bad edits'. you know the one where the cigarette is all the way smoked down, then in the next frame it's barely lit. yep, i'm one of those annoying people that notices shit like that.

later in the afternoon we headed into town to see the MV Doulos. not only is it the world's largest floating bookshop, it's recognised as the oldest active ocean-going passenger ship (1914 - 2 years younger than the 'titanic'). staffed by over 320 volunteers from 50 countries, it basically sails the world spreading the 'good word' (see pic below). i don't know why my kids say i embarrass them. i really don't.

the bookshop kinda had a theme...we decided to stay in town to bring miss 18 home and killed an hour at a local bar with some age-appropriate liquids (from left to right: gingerale, beer and a merlot).

we finished the day with a family meal and another movie. not so lame huh?

26 comments:

auntiegwen said...

It looks fab, I might have to pinch that tradition for my babies.

Every Christmas holidays we have a pyjama day, we don't get dressed, we lie around with our duvets and watch dvd s and eat chocolate. It's quite blissful.

scrappysue said...

i know - i love those days! when i was growing up i wasn't ever allowed to stay in my pjs. i was 'wasting the day' even if i had no plans! consequently i have rebelled in totally the opposite direction and my kids can literally spend DAYS in their pjs during the holidays!!!

Melinda said...

I have to say I too notice the bad editing in films- I also tend to not be able to sit still for a whole movie and thus prefer to watch them at home where I can pause and come back- weird I know.
Nothing wrong with a day in PJ's- best kind I say!

gigi said...

Sounds like my kind of fun!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

those waffles look GOOD!!!!!!!!

wow I didnt the Doulos was coming in Wellington
what a wonderful experience
Jen

MamaGeek said...

Sue, dare I say, this was a PERFECT day right down to the waffles. This is so my kinda day! Lovely!!

Cafe Mommy - said...

What a great family you have! But my favorite picture was the one of you and your husband you look so happy -- like you were made for each other, like you've been thru everything and back and the love is there! Your girls are great! Thanks for sharinG!

Maggie May said...

MMHHHHHHH! Waffles look delicious!

Sass E-mum said...

Great day.

Couldn't help but notice FOUR elbows on table. He he, you said you were really hot on stuff like that.

I think you might be a slacker mum after all;)

Alexandria said...

Sounds like a wonderful family day! I like all your pictures too.

Susie said...

Not lame at ALL! can I be miss 34 in your family?
I likey those waffles too!
I would love to see that floating bookshop, watch the movies, and play the game.
Wow-what a fun family-you guys are cool!

JennWasHere said...

What a great day! Thanks for sharing!

I am new at PSF and my entry can be read HERE. Please stop by if you have some time. Happy weekends!

April said...

Sounds, and looks, like a fun and fabulously entertaining day to me!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Looks like a nice day -- fun, family and food!

Trish said...

My brother in law is a project manager/editor for an animation company and has worked on several Disney and Warner Bros. feature films and direct to DVD presentations. He agrees with you on your assessment of time lines. It drove him nuts when historical timelines or information inaccurate or sequels didn't jive with the original story.

Dusty Spider said...

Love your blog! So sorry I missed the competition, only got back today. Off to catch up on all your other posts - can't wait.... Flick xx

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

sounds like a lovely day!!!

Chris Osborne said...

You can never go wrong with waffles.

Working mum said...

Aw, family fun days, we love 'em. What a novel idea for a ship ('scuse the pun!)

Cecily R said...

Sounds like a FANTASTIC day!!

I can't wait for the day when my kids start with the phone attachment thing...yay. Can you hear the sarcasm??

Love your heart waffles. When I got married we got 4 of those waffle irons. FOUR! What are the odds? We still have the one we kept and it still works...if I can find it in the boxes I hid from the move...

GREAT PSF!! So glad you play with us!!

Cecily R said...

Sounds like a FANTASTIC day!!

I can't wait for the day when my kids start with the phone attachment thing...yay. Can you hear the sarcasm??

Love your heart waffles. When I got married we got 4 of those waffle irons. FOUR! What are the odds? We still have the one we kept and it still works...if I can find it in the boxes I hid from the move...

GREAT PSF!! So glad you play with us!!

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

I have a gift for you on my blog. It's an award. Thanks for being an inspiration to me!

scrappysue said...

cecily - the phone thing actually peaked at 13 (she's almost 19 now). these days it's all TEXT, TEXT, TEXT!!! thankfully, that phone call was a one-off. landlines are so 'yesterday' hehe

loving PSF!!!

Cheryl said...

Love your terrific post!! I had so much fun playing Bingo tonight - I'm so glad you played. My stomach still hurts from laughing so hard.

(Thanks for the comment on my LO and it is not digi.)

Susan said...

I love days like this.

Daryl said...

Not so lame at all ... its part of what makes family family .. and for the most part the 5/6th of you look happy about sharing .. and those waffles look yum

:-Daryl