Great weekend

After a later start to the day  as there is no kids sport in Saturday at the moment, and kindle setup and reading stretched close to 2AM, I go to finish the editing of some baby photos for friends.  I was seeing them this evening, and and I have taken too long after the shoot to get them to them. Here is one of the shots that they allowed me to publish as my shot of the day for my 365 a little while back.

Day 323 - Little Dude

When attended a dual birthday celebration for Sonia and her son Tobi at the Lota waterfront park. ¬†The weather was windy, but no rain until were had said our goodbyes and were dashing to the car. ¬†It was great to catch up with many friends that we haven’t seen for a while.

Tegan testing out the new fort

I need a long lens to sneak photos of Ryan, but I still get caught…

Sunday was fathers day, and one day that I truly cherish! ¬†I do love my wife, family & friends, but as an adopted child, I really am¬†smitten¬†with the 2 humans I know about that I share my DNA. ¬†I am blessed to have 2¬†brilliant¬†kids…¬†I received some great gifts including some gardening stuff that Tegan is keen to help out with, and she bought them all herself and was so excited to give them.

The last few fathers days have also had a hole in the day for me, since dad passed away. ¬†I always steel myself for the call, then speak to mum about what dad would have done today, what steak he would have ordered when we took him to lunch… ¬†I do miss him and his easy going nature.

I think I have shaken the achilles injury, and decided to test it out with a 5km run, then some stationary bike. ¬†It held up ok, so I (foolishly) entered the 10k Bridge to Brisbane run in a weeks time. ¬†I had a wonderfully relaxing afternoon doing some online shopping for lite light stands and double fold umbrellas, and I also need a lite tripod as well. ¬†Our last big OS trip had me monopolising too much space and weight with the camera gear. ¬†I then did some Rails programming, which I am enjoying immensely, and tested out the couch / kindle combo with Nick Hornby’s – Juliet Naked.

The family then took me to the local for dinner, which a great bookend to the weekend.

Pushing through the jobs, then heading to the Socceroos v Thailand

Friday September 2, 2011

After a great night watching Tegan at touch football last night, and then staying up way too  late watching youtube and Triple J Рlike a version videos, I slid out of bed and met my jam packed morning head on.

An older pic of Tegan at Touch Football
Day 358 - Grand Final

After dropping off the kids and heading to gym, I decided to head along to Ikea to pick up a few things.  The place was crazy busy, and I thought I could just pop in and out.  Whilst 10th in line at one of the 8 checkouts, I over heard someone say it was a public holiday on the Gold Coast, so I am guessing that is why there were a lot of kids about as well.

I continued pushing through my uber task list, and then got onto some fun stuff which included shortlisting tours for our San Francisco trip.  On the list are Sonoma (wine country so must remember appropriate bribe for the kids), City tour and Alcatraz.  I have also booked us some tickets to see a baseball game.

Sue’s sister Candice is up from Melbourne for the weekend and dropped in with cousin Daniel and Dani’s 7 week old baby Henry, though he wasn’t due for another couple of weeks so he is tiny! ¬†Candice also let us know that her partner Adam has been accepted into the Victorian police force, so there will be double celebrations in Hawaii!

One of the snow guys mentioned whilst we were there, that have¬†accidentally¬†bought an extra kindle case with a light, and did I want it along with a couple of kindle books. ¬†Well the care package came late in the day, and it is superb, thanks Bruce! ¬†I will be loading up our kindle before we travel with some new books, though the issue will be who gets to use it…

Ryan, and mate of his Charlie and I then headed off to the Australia v Thailand World Cup qualifier at Suncorp Stadium.  It was a great night out with the boys, and we ran into a few other people whilst we were there.

Charlie and Ryan lining up for some merch.

Supporter scarf bought

Early enough to grab a bite and watch the warm up

Home about 11:30 with a dozing son, and I then played and configured the kindle for the new few hours, when I should really have turned in…

Today’s song of the day is one that is locked into my mind at the moment, and is on high rotation… This song reminds me a lot of the style of the music I listened to back in the day… ¬†I have heard it referenced as similar to Simple Minds. ¬†The Horrors- Still Life