Sue's place in the sun

Friday, January 16, 2015

Melbourne Zoo

Violet, Lily and Kate walking ahead of me

sitting on the elephant at the entrance to the exhibits

butterfly house

through the crowd to see the elephants

dinner, baths and reading before bed after a big day

Monday I spent the day at Melbourne Zoo with my girls, Kate has shared photos here. While we went to Mildura they visited Werribee Open Range Zoo, as well. 
We were very glad on Tuesday that we had gone to the zoo on Monday as we all got wet getting back to the car after visiting GJ's Fabrics in Brunswick East, so instead of heading to DFO Essendon we drove into South Wharf for lunch and spot of outlet shopping.
We picked Steve up from work and drove home where we organised a baked dinner with Elizabeth and Jared joining us and saying goodbye to the girls before they headed home on Wednesday

Can you tell I'm tired

Christmas seems to have been happening for the last 3 weeks, first Josh Jaclyn and Charlotte arrived on 18th December before they headed to the Blue Mountains to have Christmas with Jac's family. We had Christmas with Josh Jac and Charlotte, Elizabeth and Jared and exchanged presents on 22nd December.

the tree was ready

Charlotte in one of the dresses I made her

Christmas day Elizabeth and Jared were here for lunch. After lunch Lego was built.

sorting out our Lego collection

New Years Day Chris arrived and visited for a week as the firm he works for closed until 7th January, then last Thursday Kate, Lily and Violet surprised me by driving down from Sydney (Steve knew they were coming). They went home Wednesday morning and yesterday we cleaned up and today I have been organising my sewing area which hasn't been touched in weeks.

dresses sent to Sydney for Lily and Violet

What have we been up to with all those visitors, a trip to Anglesea to feed Jared's beach mission team. On the way home we stopped at Torquay where Steve watched a wind surfer.

While in Sydney Jac's nana died on 31st December, the funeral was last Thursday, we offered her if she flew to Melbourne we would drive her and Charlotte back to Mildura. Josh had decided on the day they were due to go home (30th) that he needed to be back home for Frankie the cat who was being cared for by friends.
Last Friday we picked up Jaclyn and Charlie at the airport and drove straight out to Mildura, spent Saturday doing stuff with them and then headed back to the surprise visitors at our place. I finally finished hand quilting Charlotte's quilt and gave it to her.

Charlie and her quilt