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Australia Day Fun

For Australia Day we often celebrate by having a BBQ with family and friends. This year we did that and more! We headed out to Wyangla Dam 🙂

We enjoyed sitting in the shade of some lovely trees while Master D collected sticks and made stick art??

And Little Miss Q played ‘with’ her friend Little Miss M, while some beach cricket went on in the background. The cricketers even had their dogs fielding!

After awhile we got the kids in their life jackets; Little Miss Q looked kinda like a yellow oompa loompa and seemed to think she couldn’t move 🙂

Then off we went into the water!

Little Miss M’s mum and dad are keen water skiers and amazing to watch 🙂

Husband of Mine was then super lucky and got to try his hand (or feet?) at water skiing!! After a few attempts he was up!

We had an amazing time – thanks Little Miss M’s mum & dad!!

Warmly, Kelly

Aussie painting & baby’s painting debut

On Thursday we celebrated Australia Day! So for painting day this week we tried aboriginal dot painting.

I traced a kangaroo for Master D to use and gave him some washable finger paint. Before he started we looked at different photos of aboriginal art for inspiration.

Master D enjoyed the feel of the paint on his fingers and before long he started mixing the colours together. Painting with his hands and mixing the colours seem to be his favourite parts of painting!

It was also Little Miss Q’s painting debut – she tried finger painting!! Little Miss Q is now 7 months and I was inspired by Happy Little Munchkins (a fellow Aussie blogging mum) to give it a go 🙂

I was surprised at how fun it was for Little Miss Q… and the clean-up wasn’t as terrible as expected either. I was able to easily wipe away the washable paint.

Mind you, she did try eating her painting midway through (what is it about paper for her!)

Happy painting, Kelly