Fun at the St Kilda Festival

Last Sunday (February 13th) was Festival Sunday, the last day of the St Kilda festival with the whole of St Kilda alive with the party atmosphere.  We took the kids over to Catani Gardens in the afternoon to the children’s area.  The sun was shining and everyone had fun.  Here are some pictures:

Ella had her hand painted with henna at the Hare Krishna village

Poppy, Ruby & Charlie had their faces painted

Fun on the rides

Ella in action (Charlie also had a turn but I don’t have a picture).  There are some videos which Alan promises to upload….don’t hold your breath!!!

There was also a kids corner with drawing, play dough, art & craft.  Such a family oriented day, love it!

K

 

Fun at the St Kilda Festival

Happy 4th Birthday Jake!

I’m 1 day late with my post to wish Charlie’s best buddy Jake a very happy 4th Birthday.  We joined in the celebrations on Sunday and Charlie was very impressed with his ride in the fire truck, although I couldn’t convince him to put on the gear.  Here are some pictures:

Jake, Cameron & Charlie in the Fire Truck

And the Girls Turn

And Alan….not to be left out!!

Happy Birthday Jake!!

Aidan, Ruby & Poppy having a dance together

K

Happy 4th Birthday Jake!

Melbourne’s Flash Flooding

We went out for dinner with mum & dad and the kids on Fitzroy Street tonight, completely unaware of the warnings of flash flooding.  The rain came on and within minutes Fitzroy Street was like a river and we were stuck.  When we eventually got home it was to a flooded, kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms.

Caught in the Rain

Flooding on Fitzroy Street

Stranded

Flooding on Park Street, St Kilda West

And now the rain is on again so its off to mop up again!!

K

Melbourne’s Flash Flooding

Ella’s First Day at School

Today was Ella’s first day at St Kilda Park Primary School.

There were no tears only lots of excitement as we walked to school in the rain(?????), not the sunny day we’d hoped for!  Ella happily led the way to put her bag on her peg and off she led me to her classroom to greet her teacher, Emma.  She hugged and kissed me goodbye and off she went.

Walking to school in the rain (with Eve, Eve’s mum Nicole, Grandma & Grandad)

Ella & I in the Playground

And with Charlie too

They’re in half days for the first 3 days and not in on Wednesday for term 1 to ease them in gently.    Next Thursday is her first 9-3:30 day so we’ll see how tired she is then.

All very exciting!!

K

Ella’s First Day at School