Monday, January 24, 2011

Things we do in the summer holidays #8

Hubby got back in the kitchen and made this yummy Caramel Cheesecake, with no problems at all.

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We got the zoo keeper (Big Girl) to remove the stray wildlife from the kitchen.

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Then we watched the rain pour down for a whole week while slowly being driven crazy by five kids cooped up inside.  A trip to the movies (at Geelong to see Tangled) or the supermarket and DVD shop provide opportunity to get soaked.

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We started the world map puzzle (#39 on the list)

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The clouds broke for a few hours and we decided to make the trip around the point. First we had to climb the sand dune. The girls decided to have a rest part way up.

Taking advantage of a break in the rain.



The others ran ahead and I arrived to find The Boy with his pants rolled up and his good sandles still on his feet standing knee deep in the waves. It was hotter than we expected.



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Not long after this he fell on a rock and cut his leg.

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We soldiered on and kept having to hurry Ruby up as the tide was coming in. We only just made it around, with a bit of help from some passing strangers. Gus managed to land himself in deep water ... literally ... he jumped off a rock and disappeared up to his chest in a rockpool. My sister and I just stood there in shock wondering if he really just did that. If we race the tide around the point again, I think we'll just take the older kids.

The second break in the weather came a few days later, so I took the kids for some exploring. There was plenty of water over the roads ... no you can't jump in that!!

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and mud as we explored the laneways around town.

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1 comment:

cate said...

I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your summer holiday adventures... I've really enjoyed seeing how your summer has unfolded.