Archive for June, 2013

Road trip day one

June 30, 2013
1 all aboard

I’ve been made road trip conductor which means I have to check everyone is on board and blow my whistle when we’re ready to go. The whistle was great for the sing-a-long sessions too.

Instead of driving straight to Blue River we headed West and we were rewarded with great scenery.

Instead of driving straight to Blue River we detoured West a much longer route but worth it.

We stopped for lunch in Sisters, a town which is made to look like it's straight out of a cowboy movie.  Lucy and I got in a spot of trouble and ended up in the town jail!

We stopped for lunch in Sisters, a town which looks like the set of a cowboy movie. Lucy and I got in a spot of trouble and ended up in the town jail!

 

Fortunately busting out wasn't hard and half an hour later we arrived at the Bite of Bend festival but after burning my feet on the bouncy castle we headed down to the riverside for icecream.

Fortunately busting out wasn’t hard and half an hour later we arrived at the Bite of Bend festival but after burning my feet on the bouncy castle (it’s a sizzling hot day) we headed down to the riverside for icecream.

 

And a stroll along the river side.  Bend is beautiful.

And a stroll. Bend is beautiful and it was a bit cooler down here than with the festival crowds.

Day one of our summer vacation was a great start.

We hung about in Bend for a while before heading to Blue River (90 minutes from Bend).  It was a scorching hot day and our longest in the car (if all goes to plan) but a great start to the holiday.

By Ana.

 

All the elements of a good summer party

June 29, 2013
A big backyard.

A big backyard.

Balloons bigger than Raffy.

Balloons bigger than Raffy.

A pinata and a baseball bat.

A piñata and a baseball bat.

A trampoline.

A trampoline.

A big plate of fruit salad.

A big plate of fruit salad.

And pizza!  I wanted a second slice so Mum asked me what flavour I wanted.  My answer?  "a lot"  The party hosts said that was a flavour they liked around there.

And pizza! I wanted more so Mum asked me what flavour I wanted. My answer? “a lot”. The party hosts said that was a flavour they liked around there too.

By Ana.

 

 

 

 

 

The hottest day of the year

June 28, 2013
But man, I'm cool.

But man, I’m cool.

We’ve reached 32C (90F).  I’m celebrating with new, big (ahem, bad) boy sunnies.

By Rafa.

The return of Spidey

June 27, 2013
Spider Man, Spider Man, can do anything a spider can.

Spider Man, Spider Man, can do anything a spider can.

Hey!  I can't see through this web very well.

Hey! I can’t see very well through this web.

Here comes pink trouble!

Here comes the Pink Villain!

You know I stick to most surfaces, right?

You know I stick to most surfaces, right?

By Rafa.

 

 

 

Whilst Mum was chasing the rogue hamster

June 26, 2013
I thought I'd help out with folding the washing.

I thought I’d help out with folding the washing.

and pick up all the blocks even though it wasn't me that tipped them all over the floor.

and pick up all the blocks even though it wasn’t me that tipped them all over the floor.

My plan worked!  Mum said I could watch a tv show as a special treat.  But hang on a minute, where’s the remote?  Raaaafffffffaaaaaa!

Finally I found it in the castle.

Finally I found it in the castle.

Ahoy!  Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and meeeeeeee!

Ahoy! Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and meeeeeeee!

By Ana.

Rogue

June 25, 2013
Just like a jack hammer.

Just like a jack hammer.

But messier.

But messier.  I like it.

Really?  You call this a kiddie lock?  Whose this supposed to keep out?

Really? You call this a kiddie lock? Whose this supposed to keep out?

Oh goodie, Mum has already packed some snacks for our road trip.  I'll just have a little munch.

Oh goodie, Mum has already packed some snacks for our road trip. I’ll just have a little munch.

Damnit!  Caught trying to escape the scene of the crime, again!

Damnit! Caught trying to escape the scene of the crime, again!

By the loveable Rogue.

 

 

 

 

Car seat antics

June 24, 2013
Nope.  I'm not going to sit down.

Nope. I’m not going to sit down.

And if you try to make me I'm going to stomp my feet and tell you at the top of my voice "I'M NOT GOING TO SIT DOWN"

And to emphasise my point I’m going to stomp my feet and scream.

My tantrum is funny is it?  OK, then I'll just leave then.  Now try to buckle me up.

You don’t think I’m going to win this argument? Now try to buckle me up then.

 

 

The culprit

June 23, 2013

We were blaming the cherry theft on the birds.

But this morning we caught the culprit red handed.

But this morning we caught the culprit red handed. (click on the photo if you need to enlarge).

Actually, we had more than this guy munching on our cherries.  We found fruit fly larvae in our harvest today.  It shouldn’t hurt us that we have probably swallowed a few, it’s just a bit ewwww.

 

Cherry time

June 22, 2013

We thought this year’s cherry crop was going to be much better than last years (here and here), but we’ve had so much rain recently they are rotting on the tree.  So today was the day, we decided we’d pick everything left that’s ok and the birds can pick at the rest.

Papi was on top of my castle and right up the top of the tree to get this year's crop.  (Can you see Papi?  It's a bit like playing Where's Wally.)

Papi was on top of my castle and right up the top of the tree to get this year’s crop. (Can you see Papi? It’s a bit like playing Where’s Wally.)

We picked three HUGE bowls.

We picked three HUGE bowls.

And then started eating.

And then started eating.

Mum!  Rafa swallowed a stone!

Rafa swallowed a stone!

Well I guess it's going to come out tomorrow.

Well I guess it’s going to come out tomorrow.

By Ana.

 

 

 

 

Twins

June 21, 2013

The Friday Fun Day dress up theme today was twins.  Rafa and I made plans to go as twins but then we remembered he doesn’t go to the office on Fridays

So Lucy and I went as twins.

So Lucy and I went as twins.  We looked so alike!

By Ana.