Saturday, November 22, 2008

the zoo!

Ella and the very friendly Giraffe.

more to come this weekend.
I'm bachelor this weekend, as Ang is away for work, and it's just me and the kids home for the weekend.
Been a busy week, with Barry and Margaret here visiting. have some more photos to put up on the blog, but right now have some house work to tend to and an early night to bed I hope!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Adelaide Christmas Pageant

Photos from Saturdays christmas pageant
random pink monster

dog and cat in bin

old cars and clowns


mounted police

Mel with Holly, and Me with Ella. (both Ella and Holly dressed as fairys for the occasion)

london bus (to state the obvious)

snow white

toby the truck

And Santa obviously, only I didn't catch him on camera.
now we were not front row obviously, supposedly you have to be there at 7 am to get front row positions... then as the road is closed the kids spend a few hours drawing on the road with chalk, before the procession comes along. We took the easier way, turning up after the pageant had started around 9.30 (at the other end of the city centre) and watched it from a vantage point a little back from the road, then walked from there to the nearest playground as soon as Santa had gone out of site. (avoiding the whole santa cave option that several will have waited several hours for.)
Anyway that is another South Australian icon ticked off our list of things to do while in SA...

southland tour

glad I was in Warm Adelaide and not Invercargill for the southland tour this year. check out this poor cyclist, took a bit long stopping for a pee...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

beaches and pony rides

start of November has been nice and warm here. Last week ended with a 33deg day on Thursday and high twenty's fri / sat, which makes going out with the girls easier. This is on our way out to the central market on Saturday morning, to get some fruit and veg. Barbie had to come for a ride too... we parked next to the lions in china town...

Look at the big lion Daddy

Then in the afternoon we went out to the beach with Holly Lewis Mel and Rudi.Lucy was having a ball
then we went down to the sea for a paddle, Ella was the first to get naked...
the water was surprisingly warm

Holly got in too, and they made mud pies together.

Sunday and we were up into the hills in the opposite direction. Lewis (younger brother to Holly) was having a 2 year old party at the biggest rocking horse in the world. (toy factory and petting zoo) see link here.

Ella enjoyed a ride on 'Trippy' the little pony and we saw plenty of Peacocks getting there feathers out, (being spring all the boys were a bit excitable...)

then nothing like a tea party in the back yard with Teddy, Daddy and Mummy (behind camera)

looking at me?

looking at me?