Here are some pictures of Ella & Charlie out and about over the last few days. We went for our usual trip to the local shops for bread & milk (why do we never have enough?????) one afternoon with Charlie on the trike and Ella pushing her dolls pram. The walk is a kilometre each way and with it being late in the afternoon, Ella was over it on the return leg……
This morning Alan had to go off to a meeting for a while so Ella, Charlie & I hung out in our local park. Charlie took a liking to another girls ‘very pink’ trike and Ella thought it hilarious to push him around.
It’s just gone 7 in the evening, Charlie is sound asleep and Alan has taken Ella to the football (soccer). The silence is great! It’s not often that a quiet evening starts so early in this household so I’m enjoying it while I can.
This afternoon was a good bit milder than its been the past few days at 18 degrees. Charlie slept for 2.5hrs at lunchtime so we headed to our local park to use up some of his revived energy later on.
Charlie chasing magpies (despite my discouragement!!)
Both Ella & Charlie love riding on the trams, particularly when they’re not stuck in a pram! So, this morning I took them into the city on the 112 tram and we hopped on the City Circle tram. Its a free tram largely for tourist purposes but it does a big loop right around the city. They were both delighted, Ella took great delight in pointing out Telstra Dome where she goes to the football with Daddy.
Waiting at the tram stop on our street
Ella on the circle tram
Charlie on the circle tram
Having a snack along the way….
Watching the view back up LaTrobe Street
Yesterday was a busy party day for us!
In the morning we went to Rarebears playcentre to celebrate Kyle’s 3rd birthday. He was very excited and Ella & Charlie had a ball.
Kyle tucking into his birthday cake…..
……and Ella & Hugh enjoying it too!
Hugh, Ella & Charlie playing in the house
and Rory joining in on the action….
Very Competitive at table football
In the afternoon it was time to celebrate with Daniel at McDonalds. It was fun watching Ella start to learn party games such as pass the parcel and musical statues.
Ella & Daniel
Ella coming off the slide
Happy Birthday Daniel
We held a farewell party for our friends Fiona, Mark, Hugh & Rory on Saturday. Although none of us want them to go home to Ireland we enjoyed spending time with their friends and wishing them the best of luck. They only have a month left in Melbourne so hopefully we’ll get to spend some time with them before they go! Here’s some pics.
All the Boys
All the Girls
Mark & Rory
Gathering goodies from the pinata
Hugh enjoying some jellybeans!
Alan & I with Rory
Hugh and Ella taking a break….
Mark, Ella, Fiona & Hugh
As we near our shortest day here in the southern hemisphere, it has been getting darker each morning I head out for my run. Today was the first morning that it was still dark when I finished.
Charlie wakens around 5.30 each morning so I usually take him out just after 6 in the jogger. Although, Kirstin has been stealing my slot some mornings – not that I’ve complained too much!
Since the race we recently took part in, I’ve managed to keep up a decent mileage so I’ll probably do a half marathon that’s coming up in June. I’m then thinking that I’m going to do another full marathon – the Melbourne race is in October – we’ll see!