Friday, June 8, 2018

Eli's Birthday

Eli had a (slightly belated) birthday party at the Cross Fit Gym he goes to. It's a lovely place and the kids all enjoyed it. They put everyone through their paces so they had all earned their party food at the end.

Muscle biscuits
Weight lifter cake
Bell weight biscuits

Sunday, June 3, 2018

A busy day in the kitchen

Today was a kitchen day, the kids were keen to make pancakes for breakfast so we made ones from scratch and the kids ate them with gusto.

Afterwards we made two bottles of ginger beer and carefully bottled it. It lasted slightly longer than the pancakes but not by much.

Bottling our ginger beer

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Movie World

On our final day in the Gold Coast we took in Movie World together with Eli's friend (and his Dad). It was a chance encounter, but really great fun.

We were lucky to be there on a school day so the queues were really short and we went on a lot of the rides multiple times. We last went to Movie World nearly two years ago when the kids were a bit shy of the big rides but this time they took many of them in their stride. I think we went on the log flume around ten times. It was a lovely end to our short holiday.

Friday, June 1, 2018

A few more pics of our Commonwealth Games

Audrey with a giant kangaroo man (entertaining the queues) 
VR at the swimming

The swimming stadium was uncovered and pretty hot!

Eli compares his height to the Australian volleyball teams.

The volleyball court (at Coolangatta beach) was excellent and the crowd was kept excited by music and entertainment - a really fun event.

The netball at the convention centre was sometimes tense and acrimonious 

The athletics (our final event)