This weekend was the ‘little Sporty Family’s’ first one back in
after our lovely holiday on the Far North Coast of NSW. It usually takes me a little time to readjust to being back in Canberra…Cooking my own meals, doing housework, paying bills and being away from my family……the morning temperature of 1.6 degrees Celsius didn’t do much to help my holiday-sickness!! Canberra
On Saturday we were up bright and early, back into the swing of things, for an athletics carnival. As we were rushing out the door GrumpyDaddy asked "…should we take jumpers?..” “...Don’t be silly...”, I said, “....It’s Summer....”…….and how wrong I was!! We shivered our way through the first part of the carnival, wishing for a jumper, or a blanket, or thermal underwear!!
The sun appeared around mid-morning and we all returned from the carnival exhausted, satisfied and, perhaps ironically…..a little sun burnt L Sometimes red-hair can be a curse!
Here is one of my favorite photos from the day, My daughter enjoying a much deserved sunnyboy at the end of the carnival.
There are more photos of the athletics carnival here
On Sunday, we all spent some time tidying up the garden. Even in
, the grass and weeds reached epic proportions while we were away. The kids were really enthusiastic and excited to get involved. But there was no hard labor for them. Oh, no…. they just wanted to do the pretty stuff! In fact, they emptied out their piggy banks and demanded that we take them to the garden shop to buy some flowers. They were so sincere, cute and keen, that we just couldn’t refuse! Canberra
Here is the result of ‘their’ labors…Not quite the Native Australian garden that GrumpyDaddy once envisaged....