Grace and Eli worked together to clear some branches that we cut off to make space for the fort/treehouse we’re busy building. After that they entertained themselves with that rope for quite some time.
Last day in Jbay and what a beautiful day it was.
Last trip down to the sea for some final body boarding
We’ve had some good long walks on the beach with Addy and he has been enjoying the little dunes
Holidays need baking
We went to the fun fair for the first time today! Just a tiny little one at the JBay beach front, but good fun together.
Even though it was a tiny rollercoaster, Grace took some time to get used to the idea of it…but then really enjoyed her 2nd ride. The ride stopped and Addy almost instantly said, “More!”
After the terror of the rollercoaster it was time for something a bit more laid back.
A small upgrade to the placid spinner
And then Donné and Eli had their first ride ever on the spinning tea cups. Eli sits calmly on the ride and says, “This ride is wild mom.”
I think Addy would have been happy to go on all of the rides if he was allowed to. Grace was a bit nervous of some of them and Eli was just keen to ride.
Grace did a mini show a few days ago for the grandparents who weren’t able to be at the school of ballet concerts
You’ve got to just love the little bit of silliness in the audience before the show
After Christmas comes Lego building time
Grace’s mandala puzzle in the process of being coloured in
Making the foosball table and testing it out
New Year’s day was celebrated with family and lots of games – Robyn and Chloe spent lots of time with Grace and Eli.
Teaching Barry the rules for Monopoly Deal
Monopoly Deal (things were not looking good for me at this stage)
The second cousin squish
Always good times, lots of food, and fun with all the family who could be here.
Grace and Eli have an ongoing debate about whether it is called a bodyboard or a boogieboard (synonyms aside), but today it didn’t matter because Gogo and Gramps were kind enough to buy then each a board, and boy did they have fun in the sea.
On our way to the first bodyboard adventure
This was from right at the beginning, and the fun just got more…
We spent some time this morning exploring a few Jbay parks and looking for some geocaches. We did discover a little gem that is very nicely looked after by the community with lovely jungle gyms and play areas.
The first park we went to we didn’t find the geocache and it wasn’t worth staying, but the second one (in Salie Street) was beautiful and full of interesting things (and we did find the geocache there)
There is a cool little tractor car which the children enjoyed
We found another cache at the Noorsekloof nature reserve – not quite a park, but they do have lots of interesting things to explore. I’m not too sure if there are decent tracks to go walking on, but it looked like there was a kind of pathway to follow.
I’m not too sure what the beach is called (possibly Lookout – it’s closer to Kabeljous than Lower Point) but nearby is a well kept little park with a lovely jungle gym, merry go round and some swings – we were there yesterday having some fun.