Sunny Hawkes Bay
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December 19th, 2009 – by: lukeandsarah
Arrived at Anna and Marcus' place in time to meet new nephew Oliver and for niece Lucy to try and remember us. She failed somewhat, calling Sarah 'Linda-Lu' and me 'that boy' for the next day. Our bedroom was the newly (nearly) finished sleep out, which meant a nice quiet morning lie in away from early rising children.
No rest for me on Friday either - spent the morning babysitting Lucy and Olly so that Sarah could take Anna bikini shopping. I managed to survive, taking the kids to the park, getting a few looks from mother's that read as 'I wonder what his story is?', and eating a picnic lunch. Back home to a bottle and nap time - bit of peace and quiet for when the girls returned at half 1. Job done, even if Sarah failed to actually buy a bikini.
Later in the afternoon Marcus took Lucy, Sarah and me to Waimarama beach as it was such a beautiful day. Made sandcastles for Lucy to stomp, paddled in the sea, kicked a beach ball around and generally enjoyed the seaside feeling.
Saturday saw us mixing with the parents at a bbq for the ante-natal group Anna and Marcus were part of for Lucy's birth. Very stereotypical with the dads sitting on chairs drinking beers and the mums feeding the kids. I stuck to chair and beer. Popped into Hastings to pick up a couple of Christmas presents before the drive back to Hamilton. Largely uneventful, retracing our route, but beautiful scenery as ever. Countdown to Christmas now on.
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