We had another full weekend with a trip to Sydney for the Easter Show on Saturday.
This year we took mum, dad, Jake and Chelsea with us and Brandt stayed behind as he had to work.
We had an early start and we didn't get home until late Saturday night and it was such a long, exhausting day but heaps of fun. Only real downside was that Jake left a showbag which had his new jacket in it at one of the food stands and by the time we realised and he raced back, someone had taken it:( Debbie had only just bought the jacket in Melbourne a few weeks before.
Here's some photos of our day.
The girls tackled this mini rollercoaster to start with..
which got them ready for the bigger rollercoaster...there they are, two little heads on the left hand side of the photo...they were so brave!
and this photo totally cracks me up, even now, when I see their faces....especially Chelsea's..
I can't get the image to appear any larger but if you click on it you may be able to see their faces more clearly...
They all bought lots of show bags!
The girls bought wigs...
The boys bought cowboy hats AND mohawk wigs and couldn't decide which ones they wanted to wear around all day so they wore BOTH - the wigs over the cowboy hats! I tell you what, it was certainly handy having them stand out in a crowd as you could spot them a mile away and we couldn't lose them amongst the gazillion people there!!
They drew attention from the Easter Show photographer who lined them up in their wigs for a photo. Apparently it may appear on the www.eastershow.com.au site but I haven't seen it on there, or any other photos yet! But I will keep checking.
The boys and Capri enjoyed the dodgems..
and Chelsea was desperate to go on the ghost train..but no one else was keen so she roped Jake into coming with her..
We had a lovely lunch in a grassy section of the Show and it was much more civilised compared to my childhood memories of dusty, dirty, smelly Shows with terrible food!
After lunch the kids participated in a series of challenges which was free and organised by the Scouts. All four of them loved it! There was an obstacle course, rock climb..
and rope tying to master and for each skill mastered they received a stamp in their little passports.
When they had seven stamps they were awarded a Scout for a Day Badge! Such a great idea and it was a nice break away from the crowds, sideshow alley and showbag hall! Here's the girls proudly sporting their badges!
We stayed for the show in the NAB arena which started at 6pm but about 15minutes later a torrential thunderstorm hit and the rain bucketed down! We waited it out for a while but several events were cancelled or postponed and we were all beat so decided to come home!
I tell you what, we all slept in on Sunday! So tired out.