We began the winter school holidays with a bang. We took the children on a surprise visit to Seaworld at the Gold Coast. They had no idea until we drove into the car park and were so excited. It was the most beautiful sunny day and such a lovely day to spend outside. We attended 4 of the shows and the kids could not single out their favourite, they enjoyed them all! We went on rides and attended the shark and fish exhibit and got to touch stingrays. I think the new penguin exhibit was my favourite. They were just so pristine and so cute.
Nick and Penny have attended vacation care this week whilst I have worked which they tell me is OK. We have other plans to catch up with Bundaberg friends later in the week.
Here are a few LO's that I have finished recently.
I have finally finished scrapping a box of photos and am onto the next one - great feeling!
Today was very cold to start with but with the sun shining brightly, we all soon warmed up. The weather has been quite dry too. We didn't receive the predicted rain last weekend for the Queens Birthday w/end thank goodness. Last weekend, my good friend Petrina from Bundaberg came down and we attended the Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo which was being run concurrently with the Textile Expo at the Exhibition Centre. We had a great day on Sunday and shopped up a storm. I wanted to hone in on boy products which I was able to do. I have wanted to attend this Expo for years but Craig usually goes in a fishing competition on this long w/end. Not this year though. I have been scrapping up a storm with the stash that I bought and will share photos soon.
Craig and Nick attended the rugby league in his company's corporate box on Sunday and loved the experience. He is now taking a keen interest in following the players and the game but has no interest in playing, much to my relief. Meanwhile Penny had a play over at her cousins' house and then we all returned home for a slow cooked Morrocan lamb casserole dinner and a yummy red wine.
Nick also scored his first soccer goal of the season and his team won their first match of the season last w/end but unfortunately they couldn't back up again this w/end. We now have a few weeks break over the holidays so hopefully they'll come back with fire in their bellies.
This w/end we went for a ride on the City Cat (City Kitty as Nick and Penny have renamed it) which is the Brisbane ferry. It was very smooth and very quick. We got off at South Bank and had some lunch and then browsed through some markets and walked around the newly opened pool/beach after the floods. We then returned to Toowong via the ferry. As you can see by the photo, the windows don't get washed very often on the ferry!
Today we spent a restful day at home enjoying the sun on the deck, listening to my favourite Sunday music - John Denver.
Our nights have started to get quite cold now and this is usually what drives me to bed at night. The days are still quite pleasant though.
I recently scrapped this LO of Penny's Christening and was pleased to get so many photos on the page. Many of the photos are less than perfect but tell the story of a special family day. I even made the flower on the right hand page! I was also thinking how pretty cousin Alex looked in her blue dress when Trudie brought over a garbage bag of girls and a garbage bag of boys clothes. In the girls bag was the blue dress which Penny was very excited about although she'll need to wait a little time to fit into it. Nick fits into all of Lachlan's last years clothes which is very handy. Thanks Trudie.
I attended my national ultrasound conference in Brisbane last weekend which was very good as always. It was great to catch up with old friends and make some new friends along the way too.
Nick has been busy with school talks. A fortnight ago he did a talk on our family and tomorrow he will speak about Pluto. He painted a poster of Pluto and its 3 moons and he spent time typing the talk out on the computer. He is still to have a win at soccer but his team have scored more goals each week. He has decided to have a rest from swimming after 7.5yrs and I can't really blame him.
Penny is enjoying her dancing and is going to do her first tap exam in August which she is excited about and not a bit nervous.
Craig is still very itinerant. He wasn't home for many nights in May due to work and a fishing trip and not much is changing in June. We all have our happy little routine though.
I can hardly wait until the Queen's Birthday weekend when the Scrapbooking and Papercraft Show is on at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre. My good friend, Petrina is coming down to stay so that we can attend together. I'm looking forward to seeing more of my scrapbooking friends from Bundaberg there too.
Have a great week.