Jump to content

How did you spend your Australia Day?


  • Please log in to reply
74 replies to this topic

#1 JRA

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

For us, it has been a quiet one.

We had friends staying last night, so it was a very late night. The kids even got up late this morning, for them.

So we then had a quiet wonderful brekky on the balcony, and they headed off late morning.

We then went to the dog beach to give the dog a run.

After lunch DH slept (very late /heavy night for him last night), DS stuffed around, and I have been doing hockey mails etc etc.

As last night was so late I don't think we will even hit the fireworks tonight. We also have an early start for nippers tomorrow.

What about you?

#2 R2B2

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

Same as every other day. cleaned and slaved away to my kids Tounge1.gif

Really no different to every other day around here.

#3 Jenferal

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Lol, was a regular Saturday here too, with the bonus of a MASSIVE storm right now which meant home delivery for our Chinese dinner, instead of us picking it up.
they'll get a good tip though!!

#4 Guest_Spunkrat_*

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

.

Edited by Spunkrat, 29 April 2013 - 12:34 AM.


#5 bakesgirls

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

I wasted my whole day looking for the connections needed to use the water dispenser in my fridge. No one had it or could tell me where to get it.

#6 Peppery

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

Shopping, visit to the library and DD played on some play equipment.

I am not really an Australia Day celebrator

Hang on... i watched some local fireworks last night... maybe i am a celebrator.  cool.gif

#7 ajo

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Working so really exciting day...... Not

#8 FeralBob!

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

I slothed and make my mum a birthday cake.

Currently I'm trying to figure out where respect for the flag comes into play when you have just seen the d***head down the road hitch down his Australian flag boardies, take a p*ss in the corner of the park, and then hoist them back up again  wacko.gif

#9 rainycat

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Working but not too bad as it's a boat that does swims with dolphins and seals.  We thought it would be busy on the water with Australia day celebrations but it was suprisingly quiet.  
We do plan to have a beer or two to celebrate the day after the kids have gone to bed. It would be rude not to. biggrin.gif

#10 EsmeLennox

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

Visit to the optometrist, grocery shopping. Get home to a ****ing huge mess... and a friend that had a sleep over being picked up 3.5 hours late. Youngest two children fighting like cat and dog, middle child not wanting to go to nan and pop for a sleep over (which he organised himself), he does eventually go. After carrying on a like a pork chop,Despite me saying he didn't have to go if he didn't want to, he comes out with his bag and says to his nan 'are we going now?' oldest child whining because he wants to go to the beach, even though we spent all day at waterslides yesterday, went fishing last night, was allowed to stay up until 11.30 last night with his mate, I made them pancakes for breakfast as requested, and we are going beach fishing tomorrow morning and he will certainly be able to have a swim then. So generally feeling pretty annoyed all round. About to open a bottle of wine.

#11 livvie7586

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

i worked original.gif  which means i have the rest of the weekend off.

Now i have Jenflea's storm (she must be further south than me, it's just really started to hit us), and of course Murphy is being a bugger and it's come the night before DH gets home  rant.gif

#12 EBeditor

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

Went to a local Australia Day festival this morning with citizenship ceremony, rides, baby animals, etc

Then DH took the kids swimming while I did the grocery shopping, we had a BBQ dinner and now the kids are watching the muppets and I'm hiding in my room listening to the hottest 100.

#13 tait

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

I worked this morning and now I'm doing housework. Same as every other Saturday.

#14 Floki

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

At home with DS while DH took DD to the Brisbane Sprint Championships. Which, I might add, she has done very well at coming in the top 10 for breaststroke and the top 20 for freestyle.

DS and I played the Wii for a few hours and ordered pizza for lunch which we ate watching Happy Feet 2.



#15 Expelliarmus

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Shopping, went to work - classroom now halfway ready, washing and folding, dishes.

Exciting stuff here.

Rinse and repeat for the Public Holiday  rolleyes.gif

#16 Dionysus

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

Not much really.

It seemed a real non-event here (Adelaide)

Local civic park advertised free jumpy castle - which I extrapolated to mean face painting, BBQ, stalls etc.

Nope - just two castles out in the sun  LOL

Anyway, DD had a play in the castles and on the play ground and the icecream van came, so she thought it was a Great Day Out.

She has just dropped naps and I am yet to figure out how to best get rest time to happen.  So, after the park we bought a new DVD on the proviso she would watch it quietly, no talking for at least an hour.

Must have worked ok, as I had a great little nap on the couch!

DH was at baseball all day, has just come home and did a BBQ for us

#17 fancie

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:45 PM


First a lovely sleep in for us all.  

Then off to Bunnings.

Then we three were planning on attending the NSW v WA cricket march held locally, but then DH was given two tickets to the Members Club for the 20/20 game Aust v Sri Lanka so he and DD (13) have left to go to that.  DD was so excited she was trembling. LOL

I'll sit at home, drink gin and tonic and pretend I'm there too.


#18 baddmammajamma

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Day started on a high...I woke up at dawn & heading to Bondi for a power walk by the coast.



Ah heaven!





BUT THEN....

I came home to two feral children who have been driving me bonkers all day!

On a different note, stay safe my EB friends in the storm affected parts of NSW and QLD!

#19 Copacetic

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

Bought Isobel a big bed (!!!!) and the boys some school shoes.  Watched the BOM, read Weatherzone, and hoped like hell that Oswald gets his yaya's out before he reaches us.  But that's not looking good.  So also preparing to batten down our hatches.

#20 HeroOfCanton

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

We went out early the the 'Australia Day in the Park' here in Canberra with DH, kids & my Mum.
Had fruit & a sausage for breaky, saw Peppa Pig (DD was not all that impressed!), then went on seem rides, had an ice cream and played on the playground for a bit.
Lovely morning original.gif

#21 newbeginnings

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Went down to the beach with DS and a friend and went back to her house for lunch. DS is now asleep. Will go grocery shopping when he wakes up and the 2 of us may stay up and wake the fireworks on TV

#22 KylieY

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

Took DD for her flower girl dress fitting, came home and cleaned up, now I'm just relaxing before we head next door to our neighbors 40th.

#23 ~sydblue~

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

Finally got DH to the Optometrist to get his eyes checked.
Watching football.
DH made a chocolate cake for dessert and lasagne with spinach for dinner.

#24 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Just had a lazy day until the massive storm turned up. Water started leaking under the windows for the first time ever, so that was exciting. Apparently the power's out in some areas of canberra, we've had a few flickers but still on for now *fingers crossed*

Edited by HerringToMarmalade, 26 January 2013 - 06:00 PM.


#25 IsolaBella

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

Normal Saturday here.






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How I learnt to relax about routines

After many routine-led, tough years, we've realised that being parenting isn't about being perfect. It isn't about following a schedule to a T.

Should you have a third child or not?

I thought our family had been complete with our two boys. I had no idea how much I needed my daughter until she was here.

Helping a toddler embrace an adopted sibling

A single parent by choice, I am preparing to adopt a second baby from Morocco. And I face a special challenge.

When pregnancy messes with your self-esteem

Pregnancy doesn't make all women feel beautiful. It certainly doesn't raise every woman's self-esteem.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Robbie Williams live tweets wife's labour

And the award for most patient woman in labour goes to ... Robbie Williams' wife, Ayda Field.

Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious

In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral.

Parenting differently based on birth order

All children have unique personalities, but keeping birth order in mind could help when parenting.

How to get rid of the mum guilt

Motherhood and guilt seem to go hand in hand, but there are ways to focus

Paid parental leave scheme grinds to a halt

The future of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme appears to be up in the air, despite the fact it is due to begin in less than nine months.

The devastation of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

No one's sure how many Australians are affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, but the consequences for those who are can be devastating.

The pros and cons of finding out the sex of your unborn baby

It’s often one of the biggest choices parents make during the course of their pregnancy; to find out, or not to find out, the sex of their baby before it’s born.

Toddler's awesome dress up month

Two-year-old Willow and her photographer mum, Gina Lee, made October "Dress Up Willow Month". She posted photos of Willow's costumes on her Instagram account, and her creative takes on popular culture are simply adorable.

Childhood around the world

It can be easy to assume our ideas around childhood are universal, but they are particular to where we live, as these practices show.

Best picks for baby and toddler shoes

Here's a great selection of footwear from pre-walker to walker ensuring comfort and style for growing feet.

I lost my wife and daughters to Ebola - then it came for my son

Sunday, September 21, is a day I will never forget.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss. It involves toilet talk, and probably caused my miscarriage. But it needs to be talked about.

Prenatal testing: the facts

Prenatal testing is done to check if a baby has certain medical conditions before birth. Here is some important information about what the tests are for and the risks involved.

5 things to do with your baby?s old clothes

Did you think your only option for your baby?s old clothes was to pack them away or give them to the Salvos? Think again.

Why it's possible to not realise you're pregnant until the baby arrives

After hearing about 'surprise babies' born to mums who didn't know they were pregnant, it's common to ask "how did she not realise?" But experts say it's entirely possible for it to happen.

'My miracle is finally here'

How has the world continued on its pace when mine has been altered so drastically?

Dairy can help older women fall pregnant: study

Ice cream may be the ultimate comfort food, but a study suggests it could also help older women to have children.

Megan Gale goes topless for 'sexiest people' cover

Six months after a heavily pregnant Megan Gale posed nude for Marie Claire, the glowing new mum has gone topless for the cover of another magazine.

A new perspective on life from living with two diseases

A mother shares her personal story about the difficulty of living with two conditions, one of which stops her from being able to see her daughter's face.

Warning about Children's Panadol dosage

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a safety advisory warning parents about confusion when using the dosing syringe supplied with Children's Panadol.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Take 'The Coles Big Nappy Change' Challenge

You could become part of our Test Drive team and win one of 200 packs of Coles Little Explorer Nappies as part of our 5-day challenge.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Weird trend

Couple has five babies in 14 months

Julie and David Grygla weren't sure they'd ever have kids - but their dreams have now well and truly come true.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.