Saturday, April 25, 2015

iPlay, Let's Play, Bunnings DIY

It's been a very wet and cold week in Canberra so we've spent more time inside than usual. We cleaned out all the baby toys and found some toys the boys had forgotten about. William really enjoyed the sorting but he wanted to keep everything. 


We broke up the week with Bowling, iPlay and Let's Play. 


We spent some time with Tommy while Nanna groomed Tori. 



Tori loved having her hair cut. 


In between high winds and storms we caught a few breaks and found some Geo-cache treasures. 




The boys did a Bunnings DIY workshop which was fantastic fun. They both made spice rack along with 50 other children. 





After an iPhone auto-correct error we went to "iPlay" and then discovered that half of the urban family was at "Let's Play." On the way home Jack said with a smirk on his face, "Well, that actually worked out pretty well."



Sunday, April 19, 2015

April Holidays - Apples, Chess & Bike rides


Jack won a gold medal for his school chess tournament. He was very excited to attend the C7 chess tournament in the school holidays and he did so well, winning 3.5 out of 8 games.


We ventured out to the Tanbella Orchard at Pialligo on Tuesday which led to a weeks worth of apple love. William absolutely loves apples and he had to try each variety and size for flavour comparison.



Sam reached the quinces. Juliette has been making the most delicious quince paste which I just love to spread on english muffins.




Stuart has started the boys playing magic the gathering and they are absolutely loving it. 


Half of the apples were dehydrated and they didn't last long!


We went for a great bike ride which ended up getting very wet. It started raining when we were on our way home. William made a record time up the hill in the pouring rain.











Monday, April 6, 2015

Palm Sunday


William played the role of Jesus in the Palm Sunday assembly before Easter. 


Happy Easter


We enjoyed a quiet weekend catching up with friends and family and celebrating the Easter holiday. Grandpa cooked a fabulous seafood feast on good Friday. 





Grandpa gave the boys a few cricket tips after lunch until 4 balls ended up on the roof. 


We visited the Corvette show on Saturday and caught up with the Motbey family for dinner. Uncle Stu finally met 4 week old Tommy.


Sunday morning was hugely exciting and the boys were up early. They enjoyed finding eggs in the garden and we went off to Tidbinbilla for lunch. We had just enough time to eat before the rain set in.




The boys spent some time setting up an art gallery where they were selling their pieces for the bargain price of $1.


We had a visit to Questacon on Monday and spent countless hours putting this puzzle together. Thank goodness for the rain or we would have been working all weekend cleaning the garage and the garden!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Go the SWANS!


Jules took Jack to his first AFL game and he absolutely loved it. He came home adorned in the red and the white and a story of victory!


Jules has to be GOD MOTHER of the year!


Walking With Dinosaurs


At the very last minute we were lucky enough to be given some tickets to see Walking With Dinosaurs. We cancelled our swimming lessons and hair cuts and jumped in the car to make the 3pm show. 



The boys were super excited and had no idea what they were in store for. 



The opening scene had them captivated as some tiny eggs hatched. One of the babies was quickly snapped up by a raptor which absolutely shocked William!


The size of the brachiosaurus was hugely impressive and the set changed dramatically to show the difference in the dinosaur periods.



The T-Rex was saved until last and his roar vibrated the entire arena. The fight scenes and storm scenes kept us on the edge of our seats. It was an amazing show!




We stopped by Sizzler before hitting the road again and both boys had 2 helpings of ice cream which instantly gave them a sugar high. Spoilt!