As promised here’s a rundown of all our activities last week.
Our lovely nanny, Kyla, looked after the kids on Monday and Tuesday. They caught up with lots of their friends, visited the St Kilda Adventure Playground, cycled their bikes, did a nature trail on the beach plus lots of art & craft. They’ve all really taken to her which is fantastic and one month in she still seems happy, fingers crossed!!
I took a day off on the Wednesday to spend time with Ella & Charlie (Ruby & Poppy were in childcare). They decided they wanted to go ice-skating and in typical Melbourne fashion the sun decided to shine as we descended into the cold temperatures of the rink. Charlie was whizzing around with the aid of a frame and Ella’s confidence has grown each time she’s been. She now happily skates around only occasionally being intimated by the speed skaters zooming around! It takes me back to my childhood days skating at Murrayfield in Edinburgh…..I’m sure we didn’t wear helmets and use frames we just got on with it, picking ourselves up every time we fell down.
Later in the afternoon Charlie went to his buddy Harry’s for a playdate, Ella’s friend AJ came over to our place (and later stayed for a sleepover) and then we all went to pick up Poppy & Ruby early from childcare and had afternoon tea & a play in the park on the way home. The girls are becoming little daredevils in the park:
Alan was on Daddy Day-Care duty on Thursday, a beautiful morning spent in our local park and then fun at MSAC with some friends in the afternoon. This picture is Charlie on the flow rider a few weeks back, they’re hopefully going again this week.
On Friday we took the opportunity to escape to Lorne for a couple of nights to stay with Jenni & Richard. The weather was atrocious but the kids didn’t care, they had a ball.
Our first trip to the beach saw Poppy face plant within 10 minutes so it was short lived because we had to take her back to the house for a hot bath. The boys went to Erskine falls:
The weather had settled a bit by Sunday and after a gruelling hilly and off-road 10K run we headed back to the beach to build a cubby (which someone else had started) then a sausage sizzle followed by toasted marshmallows……more childhood memories!
We arrived home late Sunday afternoon to contend with the usual piles of laundry that a family of six generate over a weekend…..easy dinner and early to bed for everyone. What will this week have in store?????