Weekend Fun

We started the weekend with two little girls very excited about their first ballet class but the reality was all a bit too much for them and they didn’t want to join in.  They watched from outside the class, copying the teacher, so maybe we’ll try again next term.

Yesterday afternoon we decided to make a worm farm….more difficult than you think!!

Sunday brought with it beautiful sunshine.  We spent the morning wandering around the market then had a picnic lunch in Catani Gardens.

It’s surprising how much fun kids can have pulling each other around in a shopping trolley!

Ella posing


Ruby & Poppy walking home

Later in the afternoon Alan cycled with all the kids up to playground at Albert Park Primary. Poppy is crying in this pic because she went over her handle bars just before….she was remarkably unscathed considering!

I need to invest in a bike so I can join them but in saying that it was good to have the car because everyone was too hot and tired to cycle all the way back!  They had fun at the park playing with Olivia and Sophie.


Weekend Fun

Weekend in Lorne

This is a late post but we spent Grand Final weekend at Jenni & Richard’s house in Lorne.  They have a fantastic place there and it was great to escape the city, relax (as much as you can with 6 kids in the house) and catch up with them away from the normal weekend rushing!

The weather was wet to say the least but the kids didn’t care.  Here they are on a bush walk, this picture looks deceptively ‘dry’ but by the time we got back to Alan & Richard in the pub we were soaked through!

Darcy, Charlie, Ella & William

Ruby, Ella, Charlie, Darcy & William (Poppy stayed with Daddy in the pub)

Milkshakes after walking along the beach.  Charlie was delighted to find a snake skin although Ella was just worried as to where the snake had gone!

Darcy, Poppy, William, Ella, Charlie & Ruby

Shannon joined us with her kids AJ, Felix & Teddy to watch the game but the transmitter went down due to the weather….amusing for Jenni & I but Richard was beside himself having to listen on the radio.  We gave in and headed to the pub for the last quarter.

On Sunday the sun came out and we enjoyed a coffee while the kids happily played in the sand.

Ella & Darcy


Weekend in Lorne

Melbourne Marathon 2011

Today was the Melbourne Marathon and Alan’s big run is over for another year!

We watched him run long the beach towards Albert Park then return in the opposite direction ahead of a grueling stretch down beach road.

The kids had fun high-fiving lots of runners and handing out jelly snakes, a much needed sugar boost for many.

We then took up a new vantage point on St Kilda Road to cheer on Maz & my friend Dora in the half marathon and Alan as he neared the end, we saw Maz but Dora must have whizzed past!!  It was great to catch up with Paula & Tim who were there watching too!

Those last few km’s were a struggle but I know the effort of getting the kids there gives him a much needed lift – here they are with approx 7km to go:

Training over for a few months…..but he’s already talking about next year!



Melbourne Marathon 2011