We've been down to the park by the river, to the beach and playing in the garden.
Evie is really enjoying her swimming lessons at the moment, especially sailing in her little blue 'noodle' boat across the pool. They start the lessons by swimming to the bottom to put sticky animals on the floor of the pool to look at as they are swimming along. Then, at the end, they have to swim down to get them again. Hard to believe that this time last year Evie couldn't swim or even put her head underwater.
A Glossy Black Cockatoo outside Isla's school:
We've been up to Noosa National Park for a look in the rock pools. I read somewhere recently that it is the second most visited National Park in Queensland, so we are pretty lucky to live so close! No dolphins this time, but a few crabs and fish were there.
Isla had her first ever school sports day. It is called an athletics carnival and was for Prep to Year 2 students. They had tug-of-war, bouncy hoppers, sack races, sprint, long jump, high jump and throwing. Unfortunately, it started to rain before Isla got to do her favourite event, the long jump! It was great fun watching the bouncy hopping and sack race though. They were competing in their different teams, yellow being the eagles. The other teams are the magpies, kookaburras, and seagulls.
A bike ride through a park:
Down by the river, with a poorly Evie:
At the weekends, there are regular markets by the beach. We met up with some friends at the market where there were special activities for children. Isla and Evie loved going inside an actual ambulance, where a paramedic checked Isla's heart rate for her. Then we bought some freshly made doughnuts and ate them on the beach.
Back at home, Evie was all better again after a couple of doctor trips (and a couple of balloons too!). We bought some air dry clay to make some pots, penguins and a hedgehog:
There's been a lot of dancing going on recently! Hits such as 'Fairy Dancing Girl' by The Fairies are popular in our house at the moment.
Evie made a boat at playgroup:
Last weekend, at the start of the school holidays, Isla and Evie went to a birthday party by the river. The children spent most of their time climbing trees, playing with toy parachutes, and eating apple slinkies, sausages and birthday cake.
The weather was pretty amazing at the weekend. At Noosa main beach, we all had a swim in the sea and had a relaxing picnic.