Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Summer Lovin'

Summer is in full force around these parts, and even more so in the southern states of Australia. We are loving the warmer days, the hot hot hot ones we're not so fond of, but being able to pop down to the beach after dinner for a swim in the warm water makes it our favourite time of year.

While the days are warm we've been making the most of the days and this weekend we ventured into the city to the Australian Maritime Museum for the WetWorld holiday program. There was water involved so of course the kids were in heaven and the only way to pry their little fingers away from the fun was bribes of cool drinks.

I highly recommend the museum. It was our first visit and for an extra $20 we got a family pass that lasts the year so we can go back a few times and slowly take our time through the exhibitions.

We've also been doing lots of afternoon bike rides and Liam has started pedaling on Bella's bike really well so we went out yesterday and got him his first "big boy" bike. He is so excited. He was only on it for 10 minutes and was riding around like a pro. The boy has no fear of speed.

And in all the busy days, there's not much crafting, but I did crochet this Johnny Apple using Panda Zoomy yarn. I've got some red and pink Zoomy waiting to become little apple brothers, maybe even a Little Mac which I'm thinking I might put a toy bell inside and give to a little baby baking away in a friend's tummy.

There's also half a knitted vest for Liam and a cast on ripple blanket, but thats my "when I want to do something for 5 mins or in the car project" so I don't expect it to be finished anytime soon.


Cindy said...

Wow look at Liam go, that is pretty cool. He looks so grown up!

Gilly said...

Looks like you had an awesome day!

Ellyn said...

what fun you are having! & I love your apple, came out so cute!

sue said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Yay for Liam for learning to ride a big boy bike, how exciting for him. I love your apple too, how cute!

sweet limes said...

So jealous that it is summer there. I don't know if I can get over it enough to say that apple is stinking cute or not. You'd better be enjoying it enough for me as well.