Today Evie and I dropped Isla at school and then headed to the school office to find that the staff were babysitting a pet bearded dragon in the reception. After that, Evie went to talk to Father Christmas at the shopping centre. She told him that she would like a reindeer for Christmas, and he told her that he would be bringing his reindeer to our house when he delivers her present, but that he would have to bring all the reindeer home with him again. He gave her a special reindeer hat though, and she was delighted to see him in real life:
Last week, we did some play dough together and were learning the letter 'p'. Making a 'p' out of play dough helped Evie figure out how to write a 'p' herself. And she drew some planes above her 'p'.
We went out in the evening to see the supermoon. There were lots of people out at the beach doing the same.
We had a trip to the beach:
...and the botanic gardens:
Isla drew this lovely picture of herself and Monty:
then at the weekend, we headed to the zoo:
On the way home, we stopped at The Big Pineapple and had a train ride looking at different fruit plants and animals. And then we went into a giant pineapple!
Evie learnt to swim this week!!!! She kept wanting to practice over and over again pushing off from the ledge and then she managed to doggy paddle herself to reach us.
Here is the caterpillar that hatched from our swallowtail butterfly egg. He was very pretty and if you poked him, he stuck out red tentacles at you!
Here are Isla and Evie enjoying The Wiggles, who they are now obsessed by. They listen, watch or sing The Wiggles songs almost every waking moment it seems!
Homemade neapolitan cake (aka poo, wee and sick cake):
The baby gecko that lives in Isla's room:
Andrew climbed up to the top of Mt Coolum and took in the amazing view: