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this weekend we laid low, taking it pretty easy. the only event we had planned was nayou’s friend sara’s 2nd birthday party. gordon, sara’s dad, works at dr. d with me and we were staying at the same hotel when we first arrived in sydney. we used to hang out a lot but now they live in manly so we don’t see them much at all. i hadn’t seen sara since new year’s eve and it was amazing to see how big and articulate she has become. kimberly, sara’s mum, is a raw foodie as well so we had all kinds of delicious treats to snack on. brenda prepared some goodies as well so it was a veritable feast!

by the time we headed home nayou was deliriously tired. he has more or less given up on his nap, but he still needs to have a good siesta once or twice a week to catch up. one thing we did learn on the way home was that even if he’s knackered, nayou still keeps his sense of humour. he was playing with those little plastic fish that restaurants put soy sauce in, and next thing you know we’re staring at this:

another mellow, sunny weekend in sydney came to a wonderful close today with clementine’s 2nd birthday party. matt and claudia, clementine’s parents, were one of the first people that we met when we arrived. they live practically next door to the hotel we were staying at. this afternoon we gathered at elizabeth bay park to celebrate clementine turning two. elizabeth bay park sits up on a hill that overlooks part of sydney harbour, and features a nice koi pond, open green spaces and a great vibe. its so nice that people have weddings there regularly! matt and claudia pulled out all the stops for the party with decorations, fruit salad, yummy dips and plenty of booze for the adults.

there was also a rather spectacular cake which was a big hit with the kids.

nayou is more excited about the idea of cake and sugary foods than the reality. he really wanted to try a piece, but didn’t really eat much when he got it. ditto for some of the cupcakes that they had out as well. which is kind of a relief, because the last thing you want to be doing at a birthday party is pulling your kid away from the stuff that all the other kids are eating! now if it was, say, an olive cake, then he would have scarfed the whole thing down in the blink of an eye. this little boy has a serious soft spot for olives at the moment…

lots of babies and kids of all ages were in attendance, and it was great to see them all horsing around and having a ball. its nice when the kids all take care of each other and the adults can kick back and hang out!

here is the birthday girl:

brenda made a super cute dress for her out of an old pillow case she found at the salvation army. with a matching headband of course.