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DonnĂ© was having a quick after supper dip in the pool and Grace and Adam were walking around the pool watching her. Adam decided that Grace needed a swim and pushed her in – clothes and all.

Grace took her opportunity and stripped down for a swim, and then Eli came along, took off his clothes and waited for Adam to push him in. Then it was Adam’s turn to join in, and we all had a relaxing, cooling swim together.

Swimming without me

Adam had his first swimming lesson without me in the pool, and he has also figured out how to get along on the pool noodle at home. He’s really getting very comfortable in the water.

Another first day

Back to school and both Grace and Eli were excited.

Eli had his “handsome” shirt on and wanted his hair styled in a particular way and gelled to keep the same look all day.

Addy joined in the party, but he’ll only be starting next term.

Movie night

It is the first day of school tomorrow and the end of a long and good holiday. The last few days have been relaxing, swimming, ziplining and friends.

On Sunday we had a movie night. When we asked what movie to watch Eli said, “You know that bear with the suitcase?” Ah…. Paddington!

Fort builders

The fort/treehouse is about halfway done now (hence the zipline being in action), but each step has had its fun and Eli has been helping out with the decking planks.

When they woke up and four of the deck planks were in place….

Eli’s been helping with the finishing work on the decking planks


It is finally here! The fort/treehouse/castle is coming along nicely (still more planks to lay), but the most important feature is now up….

Thank you Gogo & Gramps!

Baker Addy

Adam’s baking is coming in, and he’s enjoying the process (as long as he doesn’t try to do a backhanded flip if the flour into the bowl)

Hot summer days and three boys waiting for the word go to jump in