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Holiday Time @ the Beach

We had lots of fun at the beach (Northside Crowdy Head Beach). This was the first time the boys had ever been to the beach (and it had been a while for Luci and I too 🙂 ). These photos were taken over two days.

Hope you like them….

After a morning swim, it was nice to get back to the cabin and have some morning tea. The boys enjoyed a cake on this morning.

Then after morning tea, we’d need a bath (in the bottom of the shower 😀 ) to get rid of all that sand.

Sometimes though, the swim was just too tiring for some of us (I am awake under those sunglasses, by the way 🙂 ). Lachlan had a little snooze on me while Luci got the bath ready.

After the bath, we popped him in the cot, and a short while later this is what he looked like.

Holiday Time

Ahhhh, time to head off to holidays. We’re heading to Harrington. But first we stop off at Newcastle for a rest.

Cathy’s Horses

Cathy has her horses in the back paddock at school. They were quite close to our back fence, so we thought we’d see if they’d eat a carrot and let us have a feed. They weren’t too interested in the carrot, but they did let us pat them.

Lachlan checked that the carrots tasted OK before we handed them over:

Then I showed Lachlan what to do, and he followed suit:

It’s nearly Bedtime

Here’s a photo of me reading The Wheels on the Bus to Lachlan. We read a book to Thomas and Lachlan each night before they go to bed. This book was such a hit with Thomas, that we had to search to get another copy for Lachlan to enjoy – the first had been torn and broken from so much use.

A Weekend in Sydney

So last weekend we headed to Sydney – the occasion being Katelyn’s christening, with Luci & I given the honour to be her Godparents.

We travelled to Dubbo on Thursday afternoon, so that we could head off to Sydney on Friday morning. We arrived at Leumeah, quickly unpacked the car, then went to the supermarket to get some bottled water, milk, alcohol, etc. We then went back to the motel and got ready for dinner.

We had dinner downstairs at The Hermitage Restaurant. Like the name suggests, it was quite fancy, well, a bit more than the Golfie anyway. 😀 We ordered our drinks and meals and relaxed after spending the day in the car. Thomas ordered a pizza and chips from the Kids Menu. At $14 bucks a pop, we were thinking it would be something special. I realised that we have been severely undercharging at the school canteen – it was the same as what we served up, except on a lovely white plate:

Here are some other photos of the night:

The next morning, Luci & Thomas went to the markets with the Tureks. After a couple of hours there, they rushed back to the motel and quickly packed to go to Katie’s place. Katie had been busy planning a picnic for the park. It was lovely. We met Julie, Jazzy and Hannah at the park. Lisa also came along. We had lovely food, some nice wine and the kids played nicely on the equipment.

On Saturday night we went to Mick’s folks place for dinner – and had Dumplings – nothing to be worried about there.

On Sunday morning, we followed Mick & Sarah to the restaurant to drop off the cakes, saw their old house then headed out to the church. The ceremony was held at St Mary’s Towers, in Douglas Park. The reception was held at Olives Restaurant, Camden. Both were very lovely settings. Here are some photos of the day:

The boys were eager for a bath when we got back to the motel later that night.

And then we had the trip home on Monday.