We took our usual Tuesday afternoon trip to the park. Whitney, Maddie & Spencer were there too and Amanda, Olivia & Sophie stopped by for a quick visit.
Maddie trying to climb through the window
Ella & Maddie at the top of the slide
Today was the first day I’ve needed to put jackets and beanies on Ella & Charlie. Here they are dressed to go to the park this morning to meet William & Frankie…..
Unfortunately it rained so I called William and Frankie’s mums to come over to our house to play instead. It was fun and the children all had lunch together. Charlie is much more able to keep up with Ella’s friends now and joins in with them running up and down the hall. There was only 1 collision but Charlie came off worst!
This afternoon we met Hugh and Maddie in the park much to Ella’s delight. I got a puncture on the pram but thankfully Brian pumped the tyre enough to get us home.
Ella and Charlie were both very tired tonight although as you can see below Ella was determined not to give in until she’d watch all of Angelina Ballerina. Charlie however almost lost it when he couldn’t quite reach his milk in the kitchen……stamping his feet and lots of tears.
Sunday morning started way too early in our household with both children up by 5:15. We used the time productively and had a family trip to the supermarket at 6a.m. After that Ella & I collected Auntie Christina and Uncle Hamish from Jill’s and took them to the airport. For some reason Ella was very excited to be in the airport. It was sad to say goodbye…..
Sunday was also Fiona’s birthday and Mark had organised a surprise party for her. Between us we got their house decorated, food delivered and she genuinely had no idea. The look on her face when we shouted ‘surprise’ was fantastic. We had a lovley afternoon and hope Fi did too!
ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War. As a result, April 25th is a public holiday across Australia for ceremonies of remembrance for all the men and women who fought and died.
We spent the day with Auntie Christina and Uncle Hamish. First stop was the market to pick up food for our picnic lunch then we headed to the Botanic Gardens. Marie, Clint and Frankie also joined us. It was a lovely afternoon.
Charlie fell asleep when out running with Alan (their way of avoiding the market!!)
Ella strikes a pose
Charlie with Uncle Hamish (and Ella’s beloved Dora trolley case)
Ella & Frankie dancing
Charlie playing football
Ella, Uncle Hamish, Charlie & I
We saw this on playing fields as we walked back to the car – the message seems a little dramatic!!
Last night we all went to Campari at Port Melbourne for dinner. It was fun and great to spend time with Auntie C & Uncle H. Here’s some pics.
Alan with a very happy Charlie!
And then after a walk around in the fresh air he was fast asleep in the pram
Ella doing some colouring while we waited for dinner
A few weeks ago we had Charlie’s hair cut for the first time. As you can see from the pictures he was none too happy about it. This was only a fringe trim so imagine what he’ll be like for a proper cut….
Charlie fell asleep in the pram this morning so Ella & I stopped for baby cino. Ella then played at Hugh’s house while I took Charlie to swim school.
This afternoon we went to the park with Whitney, Maddie & Spencer and Amanda, OIivia & Sophie. On the way home we waited at the tram stop for Auntie Mhairi.
On Saturday morning we met Amanda, Olivia & Sophie at Albert Park Primary. The annual school fete was on with lots to see and do and of course buy!! Ella and Olivia had a turn on one of the rides and later Ella had her face painted.