Mary and Brian left us for a week to head over to NZ (where they had the WORST luck!!) and when they came back we had a couple of days, then headed over to the Sunshine Coast for some time at the beach! It wasn't exactly beach weather (low 20s during the day) but we still had fun! We let Mary and Brian go a couple of days early so they could go to the Steve Irwin Zoo and celebrate their 1 year anniversary without kids running all around, then we came on the Friday with Andrew. It was nice he could come for the weekend!! The first night we were there we went for a walk down at the beach and there was heaps of foam coming in from the ocean! And it was windy so when you would walk through it it would blow across the sand and the kids LOVED chasing it.
|This was a trip out to Wivenhoe Dam (and of course the Fernvale Bakery) on one of the days before the beach!|
|Uncle Brian gave Elly a little ride|
|It was a miracle this sandcastle stuck around long enough to have a picture taken of it! |
Elly loves to squish sand castles!
|"I climb on you!"|
|Mary liked to pretend Elly was their child (jokes!)|
|Brian dug Charlie and Elly out some little beds!|
|We tried to go looking for cool things in tide pools but we had no luck|
|Brian dug a hole as deep as Elly!|
|On our last day there Mary took me out for lunch while Brian watched the kids!|
|It was so delicious! A coconut prawn wrap with grilled haloumi amongst some other things...|
|We are missing these guys! Elly especially misses brushing Brians beard...|
|On the way home we took the scenic route through the "mountains" and stopped at the Rainforest|
|It was hard work keeping those kids walking through the rainforest! We got to see some wild Wallabies too!|
|Last night Aussie Burgers!|
Well as sad as we were to see Mary and Brian go, we're going to be seeing them again in just over a month! The kids and I are flying home for Amy's wedding and are staying for Christmas. Andrew will come when he's all done his last rotation, so that will be a bit sad being separated for so long, but after we move to Mt. Isa who knows when we will make it home again?!?!