17 September 2011

i'm grateful for . . . 'an unexpected family week day together'

Greetings all,
Well with yesterday's post (chemical explosion in Canberra & school closures), it's no surprise we high tailed it to the countryside - to Poacher's Pantry, with the children & ate up a storm.
 Seafood platter including locally caught salmon & trout from the lakes on the property.
 The meat platter with lamb, piggie, beef & possibly kangaroo, always a variety.
 Amazing bread selection with crackers to scoop up all the condiments & dip selection.  We also ordered fish & chips, smoked sausages & deep fried zucchini balls, as our children eat like horses!!
 As a surprise day off, it was just lovely to have a care free day at a restuarant, then all the way back into the city to the Lake to hang out with the swans, while handsome soldier & i chilled out on a rug.  My husband is all about building memories, which is gorgeous & heart breaking at the same time.
 Our children were climbing willow trees & all came back with head dresses of vines.  Naturally our middle girl was the self appointed queen of the forest people.
 This image totally sums up our 3rd born, she was truly born in the wrong era . . . who else looks this comfortable wearing a table cloth (it's a Country Road kaftan) & weaving vines.
  I swear his jeans were not this ripped when we left the house!!  I also promise to mend them tonight.
 Then again, there are so many explanations on how he rips his clothes!!
 The swans at Lake Burley Griffen are so tame, we usually find a party of 6 black swans.
SO there you have one very relaxed way to deal with a chemical explosion close to home which gives you an unexpected week day off with the family.  I have a million more photos from today, it was hard to narrow it down to a few.  We also went to a Home Improvement centre (how much work is it to design a house, every tile, every tap, every window) then a Seafood dealer, mmmm.  Making the most of soldier boy before he leaves us, again. 
For more Gratefuls, the gorgeous Brenda from Mira Narnie is hosting today.  She's all about family, married her teen love, just back from Italy & is an all round sweetheart.  Love Posie
PS the Riley book & pencil roll giveaway ends Sunday 18th, enter now!!


Brenda @ 13 Acres said...

ooohhh i love how you make the best out of a situation!!! That meal looks divine and your children truely are free-spirits...i wish i could sit and make ivy crowns in the afternoon too! Thanks so much for linking up and I'm so glad you give your soldier a big pash! have a blissful weekend xx

Kylie said...

Sounds like a lovely family day. Building memories are the best. Working on a few Brisbane Memories ourselves this weekend.
Enjoy the weekend with Mr Posie.

supermac said...

The food is to die for! And how lovely the characters of your children. Happy grateful day. xx

Maxabella said...

A tops day out, Jen and making the most of having Mr Posie home.

My boy is a clothes ripper. He is actually wearing trackie pants today on a reasonably hot day. I asked if he wanted to wear shorts but he said he's never wearing shorts again. When he wears shorts his 'legs get ripped instead of my pants'... there you go! x

mel @ loved handmade said...

A perfect day out, enjoy..x

ally said...

Building memories is sooo important - and heartbreaking.
I hope the air is breathable again soon or that there are more perfect sunshiney family picnic days heading your way.

Seana Smith said...

What lovely photos, and a great feast... made me feel like rushing out to eat. Nothing so goo as an unexpected pleasure.

Anonymous said...

How gorgeous is your 3rd born? Glad you had an unexpectedly lovely day and those food pics are delis! Enjoy your time with your soldier man (though I am sure I don't need to tell you that!) xxx

The Moerks said...

Oh good, I am pleased you left the area. There has been a lot of coverage on the news and I was worried about you. I love, love the ripped jeans, sign of a true boy!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos, they show so much personality. xx

Kalyan said...

Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

My Beautiful World said...

You are such a special mum love that you make memories in every moment that you can. Great photos and be sure to make that soldier late leaving you squeeze every second from him lovely lady xo

Always Wendy

polkadotpeticoat said...

You always have the best adventures....what an incredible meat platter......yum!

Anonymous said...

how many time i do not do what i want to do but do what i dont want to do

BarefootBride said...

What a lovely day you had. My kids aren't so much as clothes rippers than clothes stainers. I swear I can buy them something new and it's stained before they even left the house!

Enjoy your weekend.

Actually Amy said...

Those food photo's have made me hungry!

Sounds like a fab day out with the family!

You guys are making fabulous memories.


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They were having some fun.