We had a date with Kate (very good friend who lives across the road) and her daughter Claudia (she's like my 3rd child and I absolutely adore her!).
Off to Marina Mirage at 8:00am. Yes you read it, 8:00am. We are highly organise. Yes, all three kids were fed, cleaned and changed!
Charlotte fell asleep the moment I drove out of the garage and Daniel took a little while. All up, 1 hour nap for Charlotte and 40 minutes for Daniel. Not bad. Yes, I am a little obsessed about naps because it ain't fun when you have a child who is very cranky and/or wouldn't eat at dinner time and when you have two. It is seriously, double trouble.
It was a lovely few hours at Marina Mirage. We strolled along the broadwalk admiring the luxurious vessels, walked through the foyer of the Versace Hotel, drank coffee, a spot of shopping and shared a chocolate fondue at Max Brennar. Yes, we brought morning tea / snacks for the chidlren and they even had their taste of dark and milk chocolate ... and loved it! They kept licking their lips for more and no, we did not give in. That's the kind of mummies we are. We give a little and give no more!
At 11:15am, we started our drive back home mainly to coincide with naps and to feed . Charlotte fell asleep again for the entire 1 hour and Daniel did not. Instead, he was quite happy checking out the scenary and laughing. It's such a delight having children who travel well...until, he did a #2 just when we got off the major freeway (still 15 mins away from home). Then he started screaming and wouldn't stop. I just had to keep driving.