Saturday, 21 October 2017

Rainy October

Last month we had a day trip a little way up the coast to Double Island Point and enjoyed the sand and sea there:

Isla started nippers at the end of the school holidays. She met up with her friends at the beach and had to run races on the sand and play games in the shallows of the sea. 

A friend of Evie's had a birthday party at the park in a busy part of Noosa so we took the bus there. They had a go at a piƱata and had face painting as well as making a snowman out of marshmallows.

 Evie couldn't wait to try out her new body board after watching Isla at nippers:

The local art gallery had an exhibition on recycled art. After looking at the sculptures made by the artists, the children could make whatever they liked from junk. So Isla and Evie made Pob and Monty:

Evie and I visited the National Park before gymnastics one day. At gymnastics she is learning about forward rolls, cartwheels and handstands and likes playing fishing games and beading patterns and making some new friends!

A week ago we suddenly had a lot of heavy rain, and since then it has been cloudy and rainy most days. We visited a castle which was built about fifty years ago and found clues to a treasure hunt:

Isla and Evie have become obsessed with Minecraft. They can play together in the same game and build houses together:

Today we went to the zoo. All of the kangaroos were in their rest area sheltering from the rain. It was the quietest we have seen the zoo. We enjoyed looking at the new exhibit of meerkats, who had a shock when we put up an umbrella with the sentinel meerkat falling off his perch!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Hunting for thunder eggs and spotting a koala

Hello! It's the school holidays yay. Would you like to see what we have been doing so far? 

Camping at Tamborine Mountain:

Skywalk through the rainforest:

A pitta (the bird not the bread):

Rainbow lorikeets at our campsite:

 Learning how to play mini golf:

Fossicking for thunder eggs:

Eating out in Tamborine Mountain:

There was a scarecrow trail at Tamborine Mountain the weekend we were visiting. Some of the scarecrows were a bit scarier than the Marshfield versions!

View of the Gold Coast:

Visiting the Fortitude Brewery: 

Cedar Creek Falls:

Back home this week, we've been to a couple of play parks and finding crabs at the beach:

Isla and Evie found some animals to cuddle at Eumundi markets:

We've all been in the pool for the first time, now it is at 25 degrees:

Today we had a very lucky day indeed. First of all we found a car parking space at Noosa National Park, which is almost unheard of during the NSW school holidays, and then we saw a wild koala while we were walking at the the National Park! Can you spot it in the middle of the photo snuggling up to the crook of a branch:


Wow! You made it to the end! Here is an extra lorikeet as a reward: