The middle weekend of the holidays we spent a couple of days out of town, along with the in-laws, my SIL and her 8 year old daughter. The 3 cousins have only ever spent an afternoon together (and the Jedikid has had one sleepover), so spending 4 whole days together was wonderful! They got along really well, and loved "visiting" each other in the holiday cabins.
We stayed at the Korrmburra caravan park (in cabins), with a visit to the spectacular Australian Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne on the way. We have never been there before, and were mightily impressed with the gardens and layout - so much so that we stopped by again on our way home (which of course was the first sunny day since before we left home!). Definitely worth another trip - once we have a bike rack and some new bikes - there are picnic spots and bike tracks around the park too.
On Sunday we were doubly lucky to see a wedge-tailed eagle flying by - being seriously sassed by a pair of crows!; and even managed to spot a bandicoot in the garden too!
Friday morning we wandered around Coal Creek (in the rain), the kids had a ball - they could just explore where they liked, with a fantastic range of old buildings, shops etc. - and Edward the Emu! My FIL went and got some stale bread from the cafe, and had a ball hand feeding Edward, and the boys were quite game and had a go too, although the Jedikid did so from the relative safety of the verandah!
Next Craft Group - Monday 10th, first day of term 4. Only 1 month to go til the Twilight Market, I am madly trying to get a heap of sewing done, as well as organizing posters, rosters etc. ready to go in the school newsletter next week.