Sunday, September 1, 2013

Father's Day

As well as being Father's Day yesterday was the first day of Spring!

The change in season brought with it some great weather. It was in the low 20 degrees (C) yesterday and we had a lovely time together as a family.

Audrey, Eli and I headed to the supermarket first thing to buy some croissants (so I could eat them in bed). Quite how cycling to and from the shops (towing the kids in a trailer) to buy provisions before being being allowed to retreat back to bed (and have Audrey and Eli join us) constituted as a lie-in I'll probably never quite work out!

The kids both got me great presents - Audrey a pair of 'Garden Hands' and Eli some hot chilli sauce.

After breakfast we headed to the (excellently appointed) Australian Institute of Sport running track for a Little Athletics open day (Audrey and Eli threw the shotputt and did the long jump into the sandpit!) but we couldn't coerce them to run a 100 metres.

We then headed to Lake Ginninderra for lunch (tasty barbeque) and a play on the playground.

There's a small 'beach' there and both Eli and Audrey were soon wading around and generally bothering the ducks.

It was beautiful weather and because it was VERY early in the season there were no flies to spoil the lunch. I ate my hot chilli sauce with my lunch and encouraged Eli and Audrey to try some - dabbed onto their tongues (unsurprisingly they drank a lot more water afterwards!)

We headed back home and there was still time to do some some gardening (and get to use my 'Garden Hands'). A great and sunny Father's Day!

Footy in the park

Concentration on the face!


Canberra's Beach!

Audrey practices on-land surfing!

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