In January days stretch out
With lots to do and find
We feel the sand, we tie the bait
We swim, we play, we stay up late
No one seems to mind
A time for games and sunny weather
Mum and Dad and us together
...and that is exactly what we did!
All through the year - by Anna Walker was a Christmas book
and we have loved reading it just like every other book she has written.
We went to the beach every afternoon
to swim in the ocean and play in the sand
Oliver and Freya had no fear of the waves,
wanting to go further and further out to sea....
Dodging the surfers is always tricky
but by the end of the month we feel like professional beach bums!
Every morning we walked by the harbour or the beach -
Oliver can ride for a good 30-40 minutes with big hills included.
The going up is hard but the coming down is WHEEEEEEEEE!
Freya on her bike...
bike races together
The beach on less sunny days
Freya not so amused by the rain....
or the early morning ride -
nobody besides Oliver, Daddy and Mama to charm!
This might be a familiar look in adolescence
The obiligatory pause to
watch the bins being collected
can life get any better than this?
As there was no work to rush to
there was loads of time to play in the park each day.....
Swinging with Daddy
Lots of smiles
On those pesky rainy days....
Rubbish collection days to re-create -
yes that is Oliver looking through the window!
she definitely has a sense of style
Lawnmower racing - with a pause to say hello to oneself in the oven door!
The last week of January we had some holiday activities to fill in the space left when Daddy returned to work.
Oliver asked to go on a train!
We went to art cart and did some gluing - which involves both sticking and eating the glue apparently.
A music class together
and just for uncle Andrew and Brendan
a ride in a sports car...although the excitement may have been due to the colour of the car rather than the car itself.....