Ethan cried when Ben got in the car, so Ben had to get out so Ethan could say goodbye again.
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Today is Australia Day (similar to 4th July to my USA friends). We spent the day with Aunty Shell, Uncle Michael and Nanna. It was lovely that we all had the day off. Very unusual for us!
It rained in the morning and we hung out at home. We had a nice lunch and had fun at our home.
Later in the afternoon it cleared up enough for us to head to the beach. We took the boys for their first walk out on the rocky headland.
We climbed up on this massive rock, it’s about the height of the roof of a house.
We had a wonderful Australia Day.
It was an especially nice day for Nanna Shell and I. Nanna and her family used to own a house near this beach. When Shell and I were kids we would come here for weekends and school holidays. We swam at the beach, explored the rock pools, walked out on the rocky headlands and went over the hill to the bay for an ice-cream. All the things we did today with our boys are a reminder of what we used to do when we were kids. It was great fun!
Ben and Ethan usually wake up around 6-7am. They come into our bed and play with our iPhones until we wake up around 7:30-8ish. Today they woke early and fought over my phone because Tracie was at work and there was only one iPhone. I got kicked in the back half a dozen times before I gave in and got up earlier than I would prefer! When I get up they usually run down to the kitchen ahead of me. As I walked down the stairs and was daydreaming about my morning coffee and I heard a familiar sound of my coffee grinder. It took me a second to realise that hearing my grinder must mean my boys were on the bench playing with it!
Unrelated to my morning coffee, Ben and Ethan were extremely hyperactive and full of energy today. Unfortunately for me it was raining all day today. In fact our week of summer that we experienced in early January has disappeared and it’s been raining and/or overcast for the last 1-2 weeks. The 7day forecast is rain rain rain rain rain rain rain!
I made the boys an obstacle course in the house in an attempt to expel some energy.
It worked! They did get out some energy!
With a little help from boys…
And Nanna’s puppies watched from the window.
Aunty Shell made a cake, and bought some lollies (candy) to decorate it. As planned, she let the boys decorate it in their own “abstract” way! It was a free-for-all decoration style that looked just perfect!
Happy Birthday Nanna!