Last month we took a trip to Canberra.
We travelled there by train. Monster had his own seat by himself of the other side of the aisle to us: We let him choose where to go for tea. He chose his favourite: nice rice! On our first full day we visited the Mint and looked around the centre. Monster took a liking to this sheep!
We went into the city again this year for the New Year Fireworks. This year we decided to stay only for the Family Fireworks at 9pm.
We had lots of time to spare before finding a spot to watch the fireworks so we went to the Maritime Museum. They had lots of children’s activities running as it’s the school holidays. Monster enjoyed dressing as a pirate: He made his own pirate flag at one of the craft tables and then found a glockenspiel to play with in the pirate tent: He caught some magnetic fish before going out to play in the water fountains outside:
We had some tea and then went to find a god spot to watch the fireworks in Darling Harbour. We sat on the steps along the harbour as it got dark and waited for the fireworks to start:
The fireworks were really good 🙂
The weather was quite varied for the rest of December so we saw a number of different outfits.
There were some colder days so Monster got to try out his new jumper from swimming (whilst enjoying his Christmas chocolate!) There were slightly warmer days when Monster chose his own oufits – his trousers that Mummy made (that are nearly too small now), a shirt, his green hat and shoes, and his Mr Tumble spotty bag: And then it got hot again and we were back in shorts and t-shirt:
We had a few trips out.
We went on the bus to play at soft play: And we went to the zoo. He wore the new shirt he got for Christmas and his sunglasses – a real cool dude! Monster was eager to try out the binoculars he bought with the Christmas money he received from Grandad – he looks a proper little explorer!
He’s a happy little boy 🙂
This Sunday our weekly outing was the zoo.
We had pancakes for breakfast.
We ate lunch on the way there.
We travelled over by ferry.
We go to the zoo quite a lot (we have an annual pass). Monster is a big animal fan. When asked recently what he wanted to do when he was older he said ‘zookeeper’!
Many times we’ve been and asked, “What would you like to see next?”
And received the answer, “Dinosaur!”
So we explained that dinosaurs aren’t alive any more and don’t live in zoos.
Then today we go to the zoo and this is what we saw:
It was a very busy day.
There was a very tired Monster walking back to the entrance.
He had a lovely day though 🙂