I have been home from Australia for a while now. It sounds like we had a lucky escape because the weather here in London whilst we were away was extreme! Floods and hurricane winds, meanwhile back in Australia we were relaxing by the pool or beach in the beautiful sunshine.
We had such an amazing time. It was literally jam packed full of fun! We did so many different things and caught up with so many friends and family. Mummy had a chance to see her friends and relax most days whilst Omi and Poppy entertained Ophelia and I. The last week we were on the Gold coast visiting all of daddy’s family, we stayed in a huge house with a pool. I went swimming 2-3 times a day! Australia is so warm, I think I would love to live there one day, but for now its great to have a big holiday there.
I was also lucky enough to celebrate my 3rd birthday. The day of my birthday I woke up early and the lounge room was filled with decorations, balloons and lots of presents from my Omi and Poppy, Oma, Nanny Mindy, Mama and my Aunty Jen. After I opened all my presents, Omi made some delicious pancakes for breakfast. Mama made a smiley face out of cream and strawberries, it was delish!
In the afternoon I had a mermaid party at the Pirate park in Currumbin. This place was the coolest park I had ever been to. It had a huge playground which included a Pirate ship and a beach just behind the park. Poppy got straight on Barbie to cook the snags whilst I played with all my friends and family. Mama had a few games planned which got everyone involved and provided a lot of entertainment. I got lots of mermaid presents and we played some really cool games. At the end of the day I had a huge rainbow birthday cake!! The whole day was a massive success, I think everyone had fun, especially me!
Mama and I would like to thank everyone who made our holiday special. Omi and Poppy get the biggest thank you as they flew over there and really spoilt us the whole time. Everyone made such a huge effort to come and see us where ever we were. I loved seeing all my family – I never realised how big my family is. My birthday was probably the coolest day ever, I can’t thank you all enough for coming out to celebrate with me and especially for all the pressies. In fact I got so spoilt we struggled to fit everything in our suitcases.
We took so many photo’s and videos that if we were to post them all you would be here all weekend. So Mama has kindly put together a video of our 3 week holiday in our home country. I hope you have as much fun watching it as we had fun on our trip.
Mummy and daddy had a night out on Friday, they went to see the Black Keys at Alexandra Palace so I was left with my Uncle Luke and his friend Reese. I was such a good girl, mummy had fed me and I was ready for bed by the time they left for their gig. Uncle Luke gave me my bottle and I went to sleep and didn’t wake till morning. I think they must have had the easiest babysitting job ever!
On Saturday night there was more Birthday celebrations but this time it wasn’t about me anymore. We went out to Morden to Lucille and Henry’s place, their parents were hosting two parties, an earlier one for Henry’s 3rd Birthday and a later – adults only one for Henry’s daddy; Jason. There was an Olympic theme to the party so daddy dressed up as a cyclist and mummy was all dressed up to compete in an equestrian event. As I also own a lovely pair of leggings that look like rjodhpurs I joined mummy in the equestrian theme. I think we looked fantastic. Jo organised a nanny for the night so all the adults could party and have a few drinks whilst we were being taken care off. I think mummy and daddy indulged a little too much as they were both looking a bit rough the next morning.
Sunday was a very special day. My G Nan and G Dad are English, they were born and raised here and still have a lot of family living in the UK. Unfortunately when they moved to Australia many years ago they lost contact with all of their family. Daddy had been looking on Ancestry.com and was hoping to get back in contact with some of the Stanley’s and nan’s family in London. Nan had been collecting all the family details, dates of birth, names etc for daddy and out of the blue she recieved a letter from the Red Cross. Her brother Albert had been trying to find her for years and they had finally tracked Nan and Gdad down. So Nan called up Albert and they reunited over the phone. Nan was so excited she let us know Albert’s details and Daddy contacted him to arrange a time to meet up. Daddy was really happy as he really wanted to meet more of his family. Uncle Albert and his wife Brenda were going to come along to my birthday party but sadly the snow made it too difficult and so we organised the following Sunday. We met at the same Pub as my party and had a really yummy lunch. I was such a good girl and got lots of cuddles from Brenda and they bought me such a lovely outfit for my birthday (I am so spoilt!). Daddy and Luke were really happy to finally meet Nan’s brother after all this time. Unfortunately mummy didn’t feel well so she had to go home during lunch but Daddy, Luke and I really enjoyed ourselves and spent the afternoon catching up. What an interesting and fun day! We are so lucky as uncle Albert invited us to one day visit them on their property in Sussex. I heard they have cows and some cottages so it would be a really fun farming weekend. Silly mummy forget to get some photo’s before she went home so we promise to get lots when we meet up next.
The rest of the week has been fairly quiet other than a little free trial day at the Little Gym. Mummy took photos here, it was so much fun. Lots of soft mats to crawl around on, we practised walking and climbing which I am very good at, we also played with some balls and popped some bubbles.
Stay tuned as we are off to visit Oma in Salzburg next week. Mummy will hopefully find the time to blog everyday we are away.
- Playing on the balance bars at the Little Gym
- Ball work
- Race you to the top! climbing up Mat hill
- I love climbing through tunnels.
- This little gym is tiring, might just take a nap on this ball.