Friday, April 30, 2010

Good-bye Summer

We have had such a lovely long summer, but this week seems to have marked the beginning of the colder weather.  Just as well we got in a trip to the beach last weekend while it was still warm.

We thought it was about time we took the kids for their first trip to the beach, seeing as Emma is going to be a surfer when she grows up.  So off we went to Balmoral, surf capital of Australia (NOT for those not from Sydney).

It was a gorgeous day.


We checked out the waves...


Got our feet wet...


Exposed our arses to the world...oh wait, that was just Audrey...



Buried each other in the sand in a nice demonstration of sisterly love...


Miss Ashlea was there too.  She strolled the promenade with Grandy, and then decided to be brave and try the sand.  Whereas a year ago she would have screamed blue murder, this time she tolerated it for awhile and then announced (loudly and repeatedly) "I NEED TO GET OUT!!"



From the beach on Monday, to Ugg boots and a hot water bottle on Friday.  Good bye summer.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Sounds like a great day out at the beach!

Your posts make me laugh!

Great that Ashlea tolerated the sand for a little while this time!

Mo said...

Now it's our turn at summer! ;0) Glad to give you winter for awhile!

Ally {mtm} said...

How funny is hat pic of Audrey lol

I'm glad Ashlea had a crack at the sand!

Yay for the disappearance of summer though ;)

Anonymous said...

Looks great!!
Woo hoo on the achievement for Ashlea and tolerating sand and then telling you she "needs to get out"

Love the bum crack shot!

love Jen

Lacey said...

What a great day! Our summer is taking forever to get here. Today we have snow on the ground, its May for cying out loud!

Big brother, Little sister. said...

Alison, I am so happy that you got to the beach as a family! that is awesome! I am really proud of Ashlea for tolerating the beach and then telling you she had enough that is massive! beats a tantrum/meltdown anyday.
poor Audrey and her bum shots on this blog!
Bron xo