I was giddy as a little kid on Christmas Eve when Melissa came. I just loved having her as a part of my daily life, even if it was only for a week. Helping me chop veggies in the kitchen, sitting shotgun while we do the carpool runs and staying up late at night feeding our nacho and chick flick craving. I loved it all. We had a few days to kill in between our west coast trip and our big Sydney escape, so we filled it with lunch dates with Jason (that was his idea, and I thought it was so cute that he wanted to dine with his sister wives)
A rowdy match at the Cricket World Cup. We had no idea how the game was actually played, but it was the world cup and I got free tickets through the kid's school so quite naturally we brought our game faces and made a morning of it.
The kids introduced her to the flying fox and mega slides that are a part of every playground when you live in a country without lawsuits.
And then we made total dorks of ourselves at the Spectrum Street Art Festival
Sexy pose fail
And we'll call this one the Steven Tyler
And of course we had to fit in a beach day with all the sunshine. And introduce her to sushi for the first time. Just chicken california rolls, but that's about as adventurous as we both get. Ryder joined us for this outing and I love how Melissa loves my kids like her own. I read somewhere that the best thing you can do for a friend is to love her kids. It is so true. Friends don't come much better than this girl right here, so grateful to have her in my life.