Charlie was supposed to be going for a bath after dinner but tiredness took over:
Ella decided yesterday morning that she wants to run like Daddy so off she went and put on her shorts and trainers and started to do some exercises while Alan got ready.
For those of you who know where we live she ran along to the Sandbar on Beaconsfield parade and half way back – around 2km. Charlie as with them too on his scooter. They then walked back to the our local cafe for a drink. Ella came home very proud of herself. Charlie on the other hand collapsed in a heap when he got some complaining that his foot hurt and he didn’t want his shoes on. He’s been complaining of a sore foot and limping since Treehouse on Wednesday when another kid hit him with a spade in the sandpit. His pain seemed to be getting worse so we decided we better get it checked out. After a couple of hours in Sandringham Hospital (surrounded by kids injured from all the Saturday morning sport) they x-rayed it and he has a small greenstick fracture to the outside of his right foot. He proceeded to run around for the rest of the afternoon with no shoes on, only occasionally stopping to limp when he realised it still hurt.
Here he is about to go for his x-ray
Friday was a busy day for Charlie – it was his first session (9-12) at kinder with Ella which he’s been excited about for a while. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays they each go to separate 3 and 4 yr old sessions but on Friday the groups are in together. He absolutely loved it! Back home I tried to encourage some rest time but they were too excited. Later on we met Kaylene & Toby at the sand park at Catani Gardens where they ran around for a few hours. Needless to say Charlie fell asleep during dinner and I had to carry him though to bed at 5:15.
Before I even start I know this is going to upset all of our Scottish family & friends especially as we define no more ‘warm’ weather as being temperatures below 20 degrees!
Anyway,Victoria’s warm spell ended yesterday with the maximum temperature falling below 20 degrees for the first time since December 8th. In Melbourne it only got to 17.7 yesterday afternoon with strong winds buffeting us in St Kilda. To do the maths means we had 123 days of temps above 20 degrees (previous record was 78 days). Today we are experiencing a windy and cloudy day with some showers – the forecast says we’ll reach a maximum of 20 but at midday we’re sitting at 16.2 and I have to say I felt cold in the playground this morning. I guess this is Autumn in Melbourne!
As I was typing my last entry Charlie was at my feet asking for something to eat. I said I’d get him lunch in 2 minutes to which he replied “no I want Easter chocolate” and then 2 minutes later he’s asleep at my feet. He’s some boy!!
Alan & I were feeding Ruby & Poppy the other night and could hear much giggling coming from up the hallway. This is how we found Ella & Charlie……some light bedtime reading!!!
Its funny that we are almost at the end of another week and I’ve not yet posted pictures from our Easter weekend. It was beautiful autumn weather over Easter and lovely to have Alan home for an extra couple of days. Good Friday was a day of pottering and Alan managed to get a decent training run in (its been tricky finding the time to train while I’ve been out of action). At night I went out for an early birthday dinner with Kaylene to Kamel in Albert Park. The food was delicious and well worth a visit!
On Saturday Alan helped Neil move out of his apartment while Ella ‘helped’ Kirsteen with a few jobs. I’m not sure exactly how much helping went on or whether she just talked/sang at her for a few hours???? In the afternoon Ella & Charlie went to the pub with them an Auntie Mhairi helped entertain Ruby & Poppy. Easter Sunday started way too early at 6 a.m. (our clocks changed that night) and the Easter egg hunt was on. Ella & Charlie were so excited running around with their baskets finding chocolate eggs. Ruby & Poppy found a few and were delighted with themselves. I’m sure all of them had eaten way too much before we convinced them to have breakfast. Sophie’s birthday party was that afternoon and they had another egg hunt.
Easter Monday was my birthday! We spent a lovely morning in the fort playground and ran into a friend from mothers group, Sarah, who I hadn’t seen for a long time. Ella loved playing with Camilla again. Kaylene came along with Harvey & Toby too. In the afternoon I went our for afternoon tea to the Windsor Hotel with Mhairi & Jill. Never underestimate the title – there was so much food that if you ever go do it on an empty stomach. Delicious and we had so much fun. Alan & Uncle Harry took the kids to the outdoor pool at Prahran.
Photos from the park (for all our non Melbourne friends the unsightly scaffolding & fencing is what remains from the Grand Prix the week before as the race track is just behind this park)
My birthday celebrations continued on Tuesday when Alan took me out to Movida for dinner. Voted the best Spanish restaurant in Australia and it was delicious! Thanks to Kaylene for babysitting.