We’ve had a really busy month since my last update and it’s been so much fun.
The four of us had 3 nights in Mooloolaba for Alice and Lucy to participate in the Weetbix Tryathlon at the Sunsine Coast University with my friend Louise’s boys. It’s the second one the girls have done and they had an awesome morning. We spent the weekend surfing/body boarding at the beach or swimming in the hotel pool and catching up with Louise, Elliott and Liam.
On the drive up to the Sunshine Coast, we stopped for lunch in Brisbane to visit my Aunt, Uncle and cousin Cate. It’s always so good to see them and chat about what we’ve all been up to. I love them to bits!
Two week later, Alice, Lucy and I had a weekend on the Gold Coast where we met my sister Michelle and brother in law Carl for a couple of nights. We also had lunch with my nephew Phil and his girlfriend Ali. The weather was awesome and we loved the vibe of the Gold Coast. It’s always a very tiring couple of days and walked A LOT!
A couple of weekends ago it was so windy and cold, we didn’t even leave the house. The girls were starting to get a little restless so we created our own little photography studio and I dragged the big camera out to take some portraits. It’s been so long since I’ve picked up the big camera for a purpose and it felt really good. They were excited to put a bit of makeup on and pose for the camera. I was a little shocked to see how much they have grown, not my tiny little girls anymore.
The school Cross Country was held a couple of weeks ago and Lucy came first, Alice came second in their age groups. They both then competed at the District Cross Country with 5 other schools and Lucy came first, receiving her first trophy. She has been training so hard for it and we were all very proud. Alice came 4th in her age group and they both have qualified to go to the Zone Cross Country in Corndale (just outside of Lismore) in 2 weeks time.
Mothers Day was last week and we drove out to the Channon markets and afterwards discovered Protestor Falls in the Nightcap National Park. It was about a 15 minute walk through beautiful rainforest with a rocky creek following us along the way. The falls themselves were spectacular with a big pool at the bottom. It was well worth the detour.
The next day we decided to let the girls have the day off school for a family day. We had lunch in Lismore at a favourite café and then drove out to Evans Head where we could drive out onto the beach and practice our sand driving for our Fraser Island adventure later this year. It was too windy and cool for a surf, so we went to the skatepark and watched the girls ride their bike and skateboard around. On the way home, just outside of Casino is a huge sunflower field flowering at the moment. It’s so awesome to see that many sunflowers in one place.
I’m enjoying having Monday’s off work, it gives me a chance to catch up on housework, edit photos and write a Blog Post. Next weekend, we’ll go to Casino for the Beef Week parade which is a huge even in the Casino calendar. 10 days of festivities. It should be a fun day.
Until next time x