Monday, April 9, 2012
Picnic at East Coast
Asked RA what she wanted to do for Good Friday weekend cos I knew I had to work on Sat and Sun so wanted to compensate her. She said she wanted to go for a picnic. So I stayed up until 130am to prepare the sausage skewers and assemble the salad partially. Can only start at midnight after I put the gals to bed. Then woke up early and started preparing sandwiches, boiling fish balls, fish cakes, making a jug of honey water etc. Finished at 830am and we finally left the house at 910am to go to East Coast. Reached East Coast close to 10am, didn't know the entire Macdonalds builing is under renovation so we parked near Burger King instead.
Weather was good, cloudy without much sun. Spread out the food but the gals were only interested in fishballs and fishcakes and honey water. Duh. But luckily hubby and I were hungry cos we didn't have BF. RA wanted to build a sand castle but too bad I forgot to bring their pails and sand play toys. Too busy packing the food, haha. Mei Mei was initially apprehensive about touching the sand but they soon had fun scratching the sand with sticks. RaeAnne dug too deep and disturbed a red ants nest. Freaked me out to see so many ants at the gals feet, luckily I managed to pull them away and dust the few ants on their dresses away before they got bitten. :P
As the gals played at the beach, we noticed that the sky at the horizon getting darker and darker. Soon, dark clouds moved closer and we heard thunder. No time to waste so hubby quickly dismantled the tent then we kept the food etc. Left east coast at 11am, just 1 hr of play after 3 hrs of preparation. Hiaz.
Continued our picnic at home to finish up the leftover food. Still had enough to give some to my PT cleaner who was still busy ironing. haha.