Sunday, September 22, 2013

Zoo Day

It was an early morning for Uncle Mike who had a sleep over and helped us out over the weekend while Nan and Pop are in Tasmania.

We took advantage of the warmer weather with a trip to the Canberra Zoo.  

William's favourite was the penguin and we watched his diving display for quite a while before heading off to watch the bear feeding.

Mike volunteered to feed the bear but Jack needed plenty of encouragement. 

Lazy Sunday

We've had a busy week and needed some enforced relaxation which all began with a car that wouldn't start. It was the perfect excuse to watch a midday movie in bed and ride the bikes up and down the street for the most part of the day. 

By 3pm the mobile mechanic had solved the issue and we were straight back into the fast lane.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Amazing Race

It's been such a busy week. The weather has been perfect every day and Jack and William have both grown at least an inch. Jack, Stu and I all got new bikes. Jack's first bike with gears and he rode a neat 6kms on Thursday, only stopping once at the half way mark. 

On Friday it was the school disco. Bethany was looking forward to standing in front of the speakers and they both danced the whole time except when 'hokey pokey' came on. Jack says 'I'm never doing that dance again for the rest of my life. It's too dangerous!'

 After the disco we went straight to the circus and were totally amazed by their performances. The boys loved the clowns the most.

On Saturday it was the Joey Sleepover and  ACT border hike. We walked 3kms and dropped the boys back at the hall to sleep in tents, watch movies and eat pizza. Jack was really unsure about staying but once he saw the other kids dragging their sleeping bags over he was there to stay.

 The boys had a political discussion in the back seat on the way back from the hike. Jack's friend Axel pointed out the various campaign signs and told us his Dad voted for the Greens that morning. Jack suggested that Tony might become the new prime minister and (6 year old) Axel said that would be disappointing because he's made some bad decisions. They then compared sausage sizzles!

It was great to have an easy dinner at the club with the cousins after running an amazing race this weekend.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Father's Day

The weather turned a corner and it was sunny and splendid all weekend. The boys showered Stu with homemade cards and gifts in the morning as he rushed out the door to make the 8am Sunday morning shift. 

 We stole him away for his lunch break and had Stu's favourite, Sushi Bay.

On Saturday, William made it all the way to the corner shop on his bike.
And still had energy to ride around our colder-sack until dinner time where we enjoyed the first alfresco dinner of the season.  

 And the cute little puppy below performed 'The Enormous Turnip' with his class at their assembly. I was as proud as punch.