Thursday are full on.
We always go swimming on Thursday, the boys have lessons. Jamie stays up until after their lessons and then he goes to bed.
Today started with a bang. Crying. They both sooked, moaned, cried, whined and thoroughly drove me batty, and that was before 9am. Jamie's mother wants to borrow Mark's keyboard to play at Zahli's christening next week, so Jamie got it out this morning.
|Very serious Ryan, looks like Ben is trying to learn something off of him.|
|Now they are just jamming.|
Then it was off to swimming lessons, we are less than impressed with swimming this term. Four kids to a class means you are getting no where fast. Ryan's teacher still has him using 2 kickboards and he's just not keen. Ben is bored out of his brain, he's still in the toddler/baby class and he's a bit beyond it, but he's too short (and very probably too young) to move up. I think we'll see this term out and then take them ourselves - that'll take some discipline.
Next we headed off to the zoo. I joined the zoo last year and it allows us free entry as often as we like. Currently parking at the zoo is only $2 for the day and the toll to get there isn't too much. Makes for a very economical trip. Today was going to be a short visit and if I wasn't a member, I wouldn't have gone. We only stayed a little under 2 hours. The gorillas were not out and about. We saw one tiger. The mandrills highly colourful backsides made us all laugh. Some smaller monkeys were in fine form, jumping around and well.... doing something, so we stayed for ages watching them. Ben kept turning around to me and saying "funny monkeys, did you see that?" Then we went through to the elephants, took the standard photo. Check out what difference a year makes. By the clothing I would guess it was a similar time of year, although today was the warmest May day in 10 years, quite hot really.
|Today - 9th May 2013|
|13 months ago - 2nd April 2013|
This is a bird that Ryan thought was particularly charming,
"you have to take a photo mum"
|A little cart in the eatery part of the elephant zone of the zoo|
Next stop was the park. We went to Brimbank Park with Connie and her kids. We took the bikes. Ben can't ride his yet. But we found a playground. Now from the past couple of posts I have done, it may seem I'm favouring Ben in the photo department. This is because when Ryan is with Toby, they run off and be silly. So can't get a good pic. Benno tends to stay closer to me and by jingo he's cute.
|Very old playground. Ben is driving the car.|
|A confused Ryan. There was no slide to get down! Needed to go back down the ladder.|
|A cute little wooden motorbike. Tailor made for Ben|