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Quality time

It’s weekend here in Melbourne and the sun is out. Time to spend some quality time with the kids.

First up was Kai. Through the school savings program, where they encourage children to put some of their pocket money in a savings account by offering prizes, he earned himself a foam throwing ball/arrow, which we took out to the oval behind the school.

I call this the yellow foam-ball-arrow-throw-thing. (There probably is a "proper" name for this, but I like mine better.)
I call this the yellow foam-ball-arrow-throw-thing. (There probably is a “proper” name for this, but I like mine better.)
It's not far, but we took the bikes this time.
It’s not far, but we took the bikes this time.
A whole big oval, all to ourselves.
A whole big oval, all to ourselves.
From here you can see the city center through the trees.
From here you can see the city center through the trees.

Fun times!

After about half an hour we noticed several people come up onto the green and inspect the state of the pitch (that’s the sandy part in the middle of the oval, for those not so versed in cricket). They were dressed in the jerseys of the home team, so we guessed that there was going to be a game on.

Checking the field and the pitch. All very leisurely and relaxed.
Checking the field and the pitch. All very leisurely and relaxed.

So, after a few more throws, we made our way back home.Ā Getting there we almost bumped into Luka and Willemijn coming the other way. Seemed like Luka also wanted to do some outdoor activity with daddy.

Oh, all right, then… šŸ™‚

So I took Luka to the playground at the park around the corner. We also took theĀ yellow foam-ball-arrow-throw-thing, just for fun.

Luka is getting quite good at this, too.
Luka looks a lot moreĀ elegant when throwing than we boys do. Must be a girls thing.
The park has a lot more trees than the oval, so it's nice and shady.
The park has a lot more trees than the oval, so it’s nice and shady.
Luka is getting quite good at keeping her balance.
Luka is getting quite good at keeping her balance.

Kai found us on our way back and informed us that lunch was ready. So we hurried home and dug right into some toasties. What a fun morning!

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2 thoughts on “Quality time

  1. Ist doch einfach schƶn, wenn man mit den Kindern an die Luft gehen kann. Hier wird es richtig europƤisch novembrig: dunkel und nass. Allerdings haben wir noch bis zu 17 Grad am Mittag. LG H.-W.

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  2. Wat een heerlijke dingen om te doen op deze mooie 14de november (met een hele zwarte rand a.g.v. de ellende in Frankrijk šŸ˜”) .

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