Sunday, 27 June 2010

Day 5. Daddy arrives

Hubby was due to join us in the afternoon and stay for the weekend. My Mom also left today.
It's funny how quickly children settle somewhere, they were referring to the tent as 'home' and our house as our 'brick home' :o)
Kiki and Googs are very good about getting stuck into all the jobs around the camp. The older two will do jobs if told to but not with the enthusiasm shown by these two. Banana pancakes for breakfast, a good stodgy start to the day. I was amazed by how much the children were eating, about 4/5 meals a day!
After a tidy and breakfast we went....yup, to the beach again :o) If you could only see how calm and happy the children were at the beach, but I guess they did have everything they needed; food and water, the sea, creatures, rocks, warm weather, somewhere to go to the toilet...what more did they need?
Yet another starfish. The children just loved the changing nature of the sea and it's tides, there were different activities at high tide than low tide.

And just behind us, the river, which offered a different element too. Boo loved the ducks and spent a good deal of time with them. Gran bought the kids an entire packet of bread each to feed the ducks.
Low tide. The children found eels, crabs and starfish out on the sand beyond the rocks.
oh yes, and shrimps.
Googs watched Kiki play her stoney car game and made a car of his own.
A little dead crab that was admired.
Finding jet...maybe.

The children were excellent at inventing their own games without any toys, using just their imagination.

Here we were baking cakes.
Daddy arrives! The children all ran across the beach to get to him, I just couldn't get to the camera fast enough to get a picture.
Look at this Dad, come here Dad, watch me...
Rearranging the fire. It's funny how to control of the fire seems to automatically shift to the males of the family, I am not complaining, those sausages were delicious!

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