Tuesday, July 16, 2013
William loves his babies. He has a caring nature and loves to play Dad. He learnt to ride on 2 wheels faster than any kid I know. He has been chasing the older kids in the street on his balance bike for the last 12 months and our lovely neighbor handed him down a peddle bike this week. It took him less than an hour and he was riding on his own. He was as proud as punch and stayed out until Dad came home to show off.
We've had a busy holiday and enjoyed in the festival of Sam's 5th birthday. There was a dinner at Sam's house, movies, pancake parlor, a sleep over, playing at Beth & Grace's house, an enormous party including the cake we made below!
There was 15cms of snow on Selwyn and patchy rain. It made for an interesting drive through the fog. The boys had been excited to see the snow since 7am so as soon as they were able to get out of the car they fled down the toboggan run. Jack had no fear and got some good speed. William was very independent and didn't want to share his snow ring.
After an hour of running up and down the hill William said, 'me loosing power.' He had the best seat by far.
We dined at the Snow Goose Hotel and had a perfectly positioned table, close to the fire and within sight of the arcade games and toys.
On the second day we went to explore Perisher and found the roads far less windy. The weather had cleared beautifully and there was little wind. The toboggan run was a lot of fun and we ran up and down the hill until the boys had damp socks and were completely worn out.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
We dined at Riccardo's in Jamison which has the most amazing dessert counter I've seen since Vegas. Stu had the chocolate mousse and cheesecake boxed up for later. I hope they taste as good as they look.
Later, William made a gallery of dot pictures while Stu and Jack upped the stakes in Star Wars and played the full version of the game.
Monday, July 8, 2013
It was hugely exciting to watch the professional ice skaters doing 'Wizard on Ice' on a perfect winter day. Jack was confident and instantly took off. William was very protective of his penguin and enjoyed pushing it around. He was mindful of the 80 or so other people skating around him and only occasionally bumped into someone.
Sam came for a sleep over and the boys squeezed their beds into Jack's room. Funnily, William was the most excited of all and stayed up over an hour later than the older boys.