We had a rainy Sunday so a friend invited us to go for a puddle stomping walk with them and join them for lunch. We had a really nice time walking up at the Quarry in a little bit of a drizzle. Naturally Isla had everyone sliding down a muddy hill, that girl of ours still loves mud and dirt Eben walked all the way up the hill and back down again and he was quite proud of himself when he saw from the top how high he had climbed (did not want to smile for a photo though!). Abel enjoyed catching up with his friend Milo who is also five and they had a nice time back at the house making signs for their bedrooms about who was allowed entry.
We met our friends Molly and Jerimiah and their kids Milo and Naomi for lunch and a play on the beach. Finally time to roast marshmallows! Note to self- hide marshmallows until it is time to roast them and therefore avoid hearing “Is it time for marshmallows yet?” x200 Not a day for a swim! The waves were fierce!
Abel was there too but not his usual self. He was feeling a bit unwell, poor wee guy. He perked up briefly to help with hut building but mainly just wanted to sit on my knee (or cling to my leg as in this photo). Hopefully a good sleep tonight and he will feel better.
Back to school tomorrow, fingers crossed Abel bounces out of bed tomorrow morning.
We had a much more uneventful trip back. We had quite a few stops so it took us a while. We left about 12:30 but didn’t get home until nearly 7pm. We stopped at the top of the Lindis Pass, in Twizel, Lake Tekapo and then in Ashburton for a Thai meal for dinner. The shots in Lake Tekapo were taken by Isla.