On Tuesday I was invited by a mum to go to her house and have a dip in her lovely pool. She lives near the Randwick Cemetery and is renovating her house and we walked there from Coogee. There were a lot of mums that showed up, and we loved her pool as a play date venue. Thanks Jo!
It was a hot day but the pool was beautiful. Joaquin is getting more confidence and swimming with his bubble (floaties) on his back and nothing else. After that walked back to Coogee and had a playdate with a friend. Then walked back home, it was so hot.
On Wednesday had a lovely day at Wylies bath in Coogee. The pool is a sea pool and it was gorgeous. It was established in 1907 and even doubles up for Weddings. Love to have a wedding reception there. The water was so clear, so perfect, 21 degrees and Joaquin and I had a lovely swim and so did Zalia.
We had lunch there, (bought a lovely tuna roll from the Kiosk) and Zalia had a sleep. Later Joaquin's friend met us there, and we went for another swim. Joaquin is getting more confident each time, and when we go to Argentina I have to get him to swim once a week at least at the local pool. Joaquin is very sociable and talks to everyone, random strangers come up to me and tell me how good he speaks and how sociable he is. I think he takes after my brother and dad. In the end we stayed till 4pm and then walked over to the Coogee Beach park. Joaquin played for a while then Jas came to pick us up. We returned home and made spag bolagnase from scratch (using rump steak in the food processor). We had dinner on the balcony and it was a beautiful but very hot night.
Zalia is now 9 months now, she is sleeping 2 sleeps a day, one in the morning between 10 and 11 and the other between 2.30 and 4pm. She is not crawling yet, but standing more on her two feet. She laughs a lot and copies Joaquin and I when we laugh. She is moving a bit on her tummy but still not crawling.
We were all a bit nervous and worried about Cyclone Yasi. But in the end even though it was a category 5 Cyclone and a lot of damage was done, most people in Cairns and far north QLD were very lucky and survived its devistation. I am not sure what I would do in that situation, have lived through a Cyclone when I was 7 and we lived in Far North Queensland in a small town called Weipa (and always had to hide in the bathroom with supplies).