Time flies

Well, I’m back. I haven’t been anywhere exotic or exciting, its just that life has been busy, kids haven’t been sleeping well, I haven’t been sleeping well and I’ve been just too tired to blog.

I have been working on sewing some nappies, embroideries to incorporate into a quilt, and a doll (or two, can’t remember). Unfortunately my sewing machine is out of action at the moment and I won’t have it back for another 2 or 3 weeks. Oh well.

Today was another awesome day out with the family. We went on ‘A day out with Thomas’ (the Tank Engine) up in Emerald. Its a beautiful part of Victoria where they run Puffing Billy an old steam engine. They allow you to sit on the ledge of the carriage and dangle your legs over the side and feel the wind in your face. I can remember doing it as a kid, loved it just as much today. Every now and then they run a special day where the train is pulled by Thomas, they have a Thomas pantomime, colouring in, face painting, jumping castle and animal nursery. Today’s outing was to celebrate Hamish’s upcoming 2nd Birthday, in lieu of a party.

We arrived about 2 hours before our scheduled train ride but it gave us plenty of time to enjoy all the activities without having to wait in lines or deal with a big crowd. Hamish absolutely loved everything, couldn’t stop pointing at the ‘Choo-choo’ and watching the joy on his little face was priceless. Tilly  had just as much fun as Hamish whereas Tash decided that it was a bit too boring for a teenager.

After we had finished with all things Thomas, we headed to Emerald Lake Park for a picnic lunch, play in the playground and checked out the miniature railway (over 2000 meters of track!).

The day was great, the kids were an absolute delight, so well behaved, well mannered and slept nearly the whole way home!

 

Be prepared for a photo overload….

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Tilly and Tilly (the goat)

Tilly and Tilly (the goat)

 

Being told off by a goose!

Being told off by a goose!

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Roar!!

Roar!!

 

Ready for face painting

Ready for face painting

 

Face painted for the first time

Face painted for the first time

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Please Mummy!

Please Mummy!

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The spread...

The spread…

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Managed to get 3 out

Managed to get 3 out

 

Frozen mousse and custard. It kept everything else cold but they were very difficult to remove!

Frozen mousse and custard. It kept everything else cold but they were very difficult to remove!

 

Birthday cupcakes

Birthday cupcakes

 

Little cars

Little cars

 

Picnic Lunch

Picnic Lunch

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Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy

 

Pure joy

Pure joy

 

Waving at everyone we passed

Waving at everyone we passed

 

(For some reason the photos are out of order, not sure how to fix it, any suggestions?)

 

xx