Thursday, April 23, 2009

Flash Back Friday

Check out those legs! I love a man that can pull off a skirt! John was in Edinburgh, Scotland last year at this time.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Luna Park

About a kilometer from our apartment is one of the Melbourne's famous landmarks, Luna Park. Luna Park is an "old school" amusement park similar to Coney Island or the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. The kids had been asking to go for months so on a chilly afternoon in April we went and they loved it.
This is how Jared plays games! He was quite proficient in getting the balls, but did get his head stuck on the way out.
Can you tell which ride Jared liked most? He refused to get off and rode for almost an entire hour.

One of the hit rides of the afternoon was Shock Drop. Colin was not keen to go on it at first and reluctantly went with Bella. As you can see from the first two pictures, Colin did not like the ride and left Bella to ride on her own. At the end of the day, Colin had gotten over his initial fears, loved this ride and went on all of the big roller coasters.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Wilsons Promontory

On the Saturday of Easter Weekend we went to Wilsons Promontory. It had reopened the previous weekend for tourists after the devastating bush fires that had swept through a lot of Victoria during February. Wilsons Prom is the southern most point of mainland Australia.

We went down to Tidal River for a bit to play in the river.

We then went to Squeaky Beach. The two beaches are only 5 minutes apart but are very different. Both are really nice but as you can see in the pictures Squeaky Beach has unbelievably fine white sand whereas at Tidal River the sand is darker with much bigger grains.

Brooklyn took at least 100 pictures during the afternoon and caught many poses from the other children.

At the end of the day we saw these beautiful Crimson Rosellas in the trees with the burnt forest in the background.

Phillip Island

We went to Phillip Island for Good Friday and spent the day at AMAZE'N Things. We had so much fun playing mini golf, going through the wooden maze, and exploring the weird and wild illusions.
The sunset that night was brilliant.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009