Saturday, July 30, 2011

Such a lovely place

We had the most wonderful time with our dear friends the Jordan's! They just recently moved to Brisbane and so we were able to check out their new home and have a good old catch up!!!

Zeke LOVES Mr Jordan's "old" space Lego!

The children especially had a fabulous time playing outside in the warm of the QLD sun with all of Emma and Luke's cool toys!!!
Sophia in the Little Red Car! It was all about taking turns with this one,
everyone wanted a go!

Esther's first time with sand... and liking it!!
Before this trip she would wiggle and squirm when anywhere near sand
but with this little sand table set up she actually grew to LOVE IT!!
It was wonderful to watch her change her thoughts about it all!

Sending HUGE hugs to you lovely Jordan family..... we miss you!!!
Smiles The Torrents's

Friday, July 29, 2011

And we're OFF

waiting at the Launceston airport for our plane

WOW what a week it has been!!!! I can't even begin to say how much fun we are having on our holiday, it really is like summer over in QLD! I love it!!! So I thought I'd start at the beginning and show you our take off....
Zeke climbing the plane stairs

the children and I said goodbye to Allan on Tuesday as he left to go on the boat and we flew over the next day! I packed for the children some wonderful little "plane" bags which had a toy, pad, markers, plasticine and a lolly pop! THey LOVED them when I gave it to them all once taken off!
On the other side of the 2 1/2 hrs we landed safely in Brisbane where the wonderful Philip met us and we caught a taxi to the Jordan's!!! We all had a great time of catching up before hitting the hay!

Esther was sooo excited, she kept saying "plane! Plane! Plane!"

I'll be back again soon with some more holiday stories to tell!!
Until then,
Smiles The Torrents's

Monday, July 4, 2011

Term 2 going well!

I can't believe how quickly the time is flying!!!
I have good news for any of you wonderful people who visit my family blog and that is this term so far is going great!!!!! Oh it feels sooo good to have unit studies organized and projects taken care of, direction in learning and children eager to learn!!!!! Also they are taking part in the Premiers Reading challenge which has been super too!!!!

We are off to QLD in only 16 more days and in that visit we will be going to the Zoo so to start we are doing a LAPBOOK (see here) on Australian animals. I hope to show some pic's soon of all what my treasures have been doing but until then I just wanted to say HI and I'm thinking of you!!!

Smiles The Torrents's