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Week In The Life 2013 : Saturday (Day 6)

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Weekends are often hectic for us, and this weekend has definitely been quite a full on one. Unfortunately, it didn't help that I woke up on Saturday morning with massive back pains and a stiff neck. But, I couldn't really think of it too much, as we had a few things on our itinerary.

This is what Saturday looked like...

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

Rushing to get ready for a full and busy day.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

The boys dropped us girls off at the gymnastics place before they head off for the boy’s soccer trials for next season (2014).

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

Gotta love the smile on the girl’s face as she hangs upside down on the bar. She started proper gymnastics this term (starting July) and she has been loving it. Gym training lasts 2 hours every Saturday during term time.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

Balancing on the beam.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

The boy at soccer trials. He has been going back and forth on whether or not he would return to soccer next year because it’s a massive commitment. He has been playing for the same club since he was 5, and said he might miss it too much if he doesn’t play again next year.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

The girl playing with a friend while waiting for her brother at soccer.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

Eating an early lunch at Maccas after soccer. Yes, we are a family that eat at Maccas every now and then.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

Playing at the Maccas playground. Both kids managed to find friends to play with.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

The little gym monkey climbing the walls of the cubby house, refusing to leave.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

The kids wanted to pose with Ronald before we left.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

Shopping for a new bed. We also ended up buying a new frying pan from the shop next door.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

The boy didn’t order at Maccas earlier because he wanted some wicked wings from KFC. So, we went for a drive through to get his wings.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

The boys were going to go for a haircut at their favourite barber near Brighton Beach. So, the girl and I decided to take a walk in the area while the boys went to the barber. We received a call a few minutes later saying they missed the barber, as it just shut for the day.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

The kids begged to play at the playground. It was a lovely day, so we relented.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

The hubby, showing off his hand stand, as he tried to teach the kids hand stands and cartwheels.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

The girl, practicing.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

The boys giving the li’l girl a swing on the way to the café.

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

Sharing an ice cream waffle basket. Favourite flavour: salted caramel!

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday | Day 6 | 14 Sep

After we got home, I was so exhausted, with the migraines recurring, as well as having a lot of neck and back pain, I ended up napping. Got up around 6pm to make dinner and eat with the family.

Beef and veggie stir fry with cashew nuts for dinner.

Made beef and vegie stir fry with cashew nuts for dinner. After dinner, I was feeling really grumpy and tired still, perhaps, partly due to the pain. I still blogged but decided not to take any more photos for the day. Sometimes, you just have to stop, I suppose.

Stats and Stuff

Total photos for the day: 22 (took about 50)
Cameras used: Nikon D7000 + camera phone
Photo Editor Used: Picasa for Windows

To see all photos from this project, check out my Week In The Life 2013 set on Flickr.

Some Notes and Thoughts

  • Being in physical pain can really affect one's psyche and emotional well-being. When my back aches won't go away and the migraines started to come back, I was getting increasingly unhappy and snappy. Felt bad that the family had to suffer that snippy part. But, it was a reminder that it's important to stay healthy so everyone can stay happy.
  • Days like today really mean a lot to the kids. The girl is more vocal with expressing this, but I can see this even with the boy. They love having us together as a family. Even though the hubby's the more active parent (as in, the one who plays with them actively - running around, etc), they still enjoy having me there. Even just to chat and laugh with. Or just be there taking photos and watching them do their thing. They just want us all together.
  • Adelaide always comes alive when the sun is out. That's why spring and summer are so lovely here. It's great to live near the sea. Something about it just makes us feel so much better.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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