I started this post for June and ran out of time.
We started off June with a camping trip on the long weekend in June. A bit worried about how busy it would be Ben took some time off on Friday to pack up. He then picked up Gavin from school, then Lochy and I with the camper trailer already to go. We drove the 2 hours to Charlie Moreland camp ground with no delays (lucky us). We heard later that traffic got pretty bad leaving the city.
We got there in time to set up in the daylight. The first night was very cool, enough to see your breath it was that cold. Luckily we had a lovely fire and were snug in our trailer to sleep.
The night we arrived
Sparklers and spag bog for our first night
Our first morning was pretty foggy. It was pretty cold first thing but sunny. It looked beautiful through the trees so I tried to capture it. Ben forgot the bikes and I didn't notice when we left so he did a quick run back home to collect them before our friends arrived to join us. What a dedicated daddy!
It was a pretty cool first morning! That's the fog with the sun shining through.
It warmed up a bit and the fog cleared pretty quickly
The boys looking after the fire while daddy is gone.
Battle ship challenge
Trail walk with the Bartons.
Lochy found a heart leaf.
Gorgeous scenary, Lochy happy to pose for me.
A tricky water crossing. I got my sneakers wet!
An amazing view point
A family photo but missing one, where could he be....
There he is all the way down at the bottom already!
Very fun to climb around.
And didn't fall in once!
Ben's fire tower walk.
After the walk Rob suggested a swim in the water hole. I was not keen (neither was Ben) but the boys were up for it. First it was fully clothed then they stripped off and even ducked their head!
Kicking a footie
After the freezing swim they had to warm up so what better way but to kick the footie around.
Gavin's 11th birthday party and the Trampoline Centre Skyzone also with Laser Tag!
What a hoot! He had a great time with all his friends.
The instructions with the hostess
Gav the man of the hour!
Lochy with friends
Some of our birthday friends with Gavin and Loch.
The foam pit was a bit tricky to get out of!
Pizza party food for hungry party animals.
Gavin with all his ribbons from Middle School sports day. First time I had to miss his sports day due to working but luckily Grandma and Grandpa were able to be there. Gavin got four 1st place and one 2nd place. He got 2nd in the 200m run due to a false start. He ran first but it was given to the 2nd place runner and they said he was a good sport about it. He got his four firsts in 100m, 400m, long jump and shot put. He even ran for Senior schools relay but he said they got last place. We are so proud. Best sports day ever!
Four first and a second! Amazing effort Gav!
Lochy picked Canada for his travel expo, clever boy.
Lochy is very good at skipping rope!
Japanese immersion was mainly for senior primary with cooking lessons etc but the Jr primary got to enjoy the drums and sumo fighting!
Teachers in the sumo suits!
Batman's car in the parade.
Inside the Scooby Doo rollercoaster ride.
A bit of driving fun!
Shortly after this photo my battery died in the car so I was stuck.
The wet roller coaster ride Wild West I think it is. Lochy refuses to go on this!
The first day was raining but even though it was still busy it would have been more crowded. We did all the indoor activities and a couple of rides too.
The Creatures of the Deep exibit.
Did you push the button Lochy?
That's a pretty big Blue Whale you've got there.
Watch out, theres a Kraken behind you!
Gavin on the Viking ride.
Getting geared up for the Sky Climb. I've wanted to do this for a long time!
Gavin has NO fear at all.
No problems looking down do you Gav.
Lochy is A-OK! What a brave boy.
A great birds eye view of the Battle Boats the boys got soaked on.
The Sky Fortress in Castaway Bay.
Lochy touching a starfish in the Shark Bay Tropical Reef.
The boys looking at the amazing fish through the glass windows in Shark Bay.
Thanks for looking. I'll post for July very soon.