We spent last weekend (Thurs-Sun) visiting friends in Adelaide. Bryan, Fiona & Rachel were friends of ours in Scotland so it still feels odd to visit them in a different city in Australia!!! Its only a short flight but a tired Charlie made for a loud landing into Adelaide before he gave in to sleep.
Charlie playing peekaboo
Mummy & Ella
Happily occupied for a few minutes!
Ella enjoyed going along to Rachel’s school assembly on Friday while Alan & Bryan were off golfing. She revelled in the attention from Rachel and her friends and kept saying she was a “big girl too”.
Ella & Rachel watching a movie
Charlie plays with anything with wheels!
Tiredness eventually took over
We took them to a play centre on Saturday morning much to their delight.
Rachel having her face painted
And now Ella’s turn
2 very tired girls come the evening….
Yesterday was a public holiday. Ella had her last sleepover at Hugh’s on Sunday night and I picked them up in the morning for a trip to the park. They were both delighted to see Maddie there as she’s just come back to Melbourne after a trip home to America. Unfortunately the park got rained off.
Ella had lunch at Maddie’s and played for a few hours. Jill & Dave came over to ours for a while then we pottered around in the house in the afternoon.
Ella was exhausted and fell asleep at 5 only to wake deciding she needed dinner!! Tiredness resumed and she went straight to bed.
Mhairi & Harry babysat while Alan & I enjoyed dinner out together.
Charlie had his first ‘big boy’ haircut on Sunday which, thankfully, was far less painful than when we had his fringe cut a few months ago (remember the pics of a screaming Charlie!). He sat on my lap with a book to keep him occupied.
Although we can’t be there to wish you happy birthday in person we send you birthday wishes Dad and hope you have a fantastic day! I’m sure Ella’s delightful rendition of Happy Birthday over skype earlier just made your day.
lots of love
K, A, e & c