Happy Spooky Halloween.

It's Halloween today, and EV went to school this morning as a ballerina. I'm not quite sure what EV thinks Halloween actually is, other than an excuse to wear a costume to school. But then again when you are 4 you really can wear a costume everyday if you like. EV likes to say "Happy Spooky Halloween" but when we took these photos she actually said "Merry Christmas"... well it's not long til Christmas!


When I woke up I realised I was Four!

EV celebrated her fourth birthday today! She got a pink scooter, she has been asking for one for about a year. Nothing like waiting for something you really want! Needless to say she was very happy.

EV also got to open a few parcels from friends and family, she loved her new Storio thingy from Granny and Papa, and her Hello Kitty necklace from Uncle D, Aunty J and the cousins. 

Dada and EV read a letter from our dear friends in Finland and EV was excited to receive some Moomin books!

Then we had a small birthday lunch. EV has been home all week with Chicken Pox, or Chicken Spots as she calls them. Because she was home we decided to make a big birthday cake. EV wanted a butterfly cake, so we made a Butterfly Garden. I think EV likes making things more than eating them, we have quite a bit of cake here for any visitors.

My favourite EV quote of today was when she was talking to her Papa in Scotland and she told him that this morning she woke up and then she realised she was Four! 

Such a big number to a little girl... only one more year till she starts school!

Lastly, a couple of photos from last week, when EV was hosting a party for her 'friends' on the deck.


Sunshine Holiday

So we've been back from our holiday for over a month and I'm only just getting around to posting a holiday blog. The real bummer of this is how much it makes me wish I was still on holiday! 

We love Sunshine Beach, apart from it being a sweet beach, one of our favourite friends lives close by and it's not in the middle of the madness that is Noosa Beach (although we ended up swimming at Noosa Beach a fair bit because it doesn't have the crazy surf that Sunshine Beach has). We rented a place to stay for a couple of weeks and chilled out, watched the whales swim by, ate our body weight in strawberries and best of all went swimming twice a day, every day.

This was our view of sunrise at Sunshine Beach on our first morning. I was up pretty early because of the time difference, but it was a nice way to wake up. EV joined me on the deck to greet the sun too.

We did a few morning walks along the beach. This set of shots gets a bit gratuitous but I do so love that early morning back lighting, and EV is a bit of a poser.

EV was distressed that this fish ended up on the beach, she wouldn't get any closer to it than this though.
EV wanted to have a pose on this log.     

EV made herself at home, including sticking a sign to her bedroom door saying nobody was allowed in her room.

We got to spend some quality time with Uncle Jimmy (the disappearing man) and we got to meet gorgeous Little Honey.

I only wish we lived closer so we could cuddle this little honey every day! We miss you guys! XXX

We ended the holiday with a short stay at a resort and EV got to go kyacking with Dada. On our last day we woke up to find some mama Kangaroos having breakfast outside our hotel room. It was a pretty cool end to our holiday.