There was a lot of slipping and sliding for the first half hour and Jack mostly held the wall or a hand until he got his balance then he was off in the middle of the ice. Rowan was an excellent role model having practiced the day before so he showed Jack and Will not to be afraid of falling and how funny it was too.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The kids enjoyed the hour long tour of the Cathedral cave at Wellington. They had a great playground to enjoy after a lunch break so they were all well and truly exhausted when we pulled out and minutes later ran into a very large kangaroo.
It was a pain that there was a rather large hole in the radiator so they had to tow the Pajero to Wellington. Within 3 hours we were back on the road with a hire car with some truly exhausted kids. Poor Jack was suffering some shock, pale, shivering and clutching a sick bag.
The saddest thing was Stu's $2000 bike which had a new bike-rack bar and tube. Hopefully the insurance will cover it sooner rather than later.
The Urban Family Street Party dinners involved Mexican and BBQ themes. Stu won eveyone over with his 3kgs of chicken wings. The kids particularly enjoyed the soft tacos.
It didn't take too long for the tubes to be replaced in the bikes the next day. This time we drove the bikes to the zoo and the kids rode for about 5kms before being completely worn out.
The last dinner was at The Lion's Pride. The kids were impressed with their meals which all came with chips, juice, ice cream and jelly.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Anthony did a great job in capturing us. This is the final cut and I'm pleased with how natural they look.
The one below depicts how I feel with the boys at this age. Like we are constantly wrangling them. You take one and I'll take one is a great strategy for getting through a crowded mall or even Woolworths!
This one of William is my absolute favourite. I love the cheeky glint in his eyes and his wonky smile.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
We had some little visitors on Sunday morning and ventured out to Tidbinbilla after swimming lessons.
We ran into our urban cousins at the Platyapus Pond. We were lucky to see 2 platypus in the water within minutes of walking up to the pond but the boys were mostly taken by the water bugs and spent almost half an hour looking at them under magnifying glasses and identifying their specimens.
They climbed rocks and Jack said 'look at me I'm investigating.' Rowan pointed out the Cherry Ballard trees which he had found last weekend on a walk around Black Mountain and little Drewbee chased the bigger boys, hysterically laughing with a piece of wallaby poo.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
We took the opportunity to have some family pictures taken before the wedding on Saturday. The weather was crisp and beautiful but it was quite a challenge to get everyone looking at the camera and smiling all at once. The pictures here are just a sneak preview but the one above captures us perfectly at this time in our lives. William is the funny guy and Jack is all cheese.
The ceremony was beautiful and we were so positively happy for Doug and Carol. Jack listened intently to the vows and took it all in while William took photos on the iphone.
The brunch menu was delicious and Jack's favourite was the scrambled eggs. They were very spoilt with the children's bags which had kept them entertained throughout the 4 hour reception.
Sunday was a much slower pace and there was plenty of time for playing with friends.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Nanna, Pop, Aunties, Uncles and Cousins enjoyed a bbq dinner on the deck. The neighbors topped it off by showering more chocolates over the fence and we spent our family day on Monday oiling the deck and cleaning the barbeque. It looks like new again.