I received this beautiful ornament from Marie in the Friends Through Thread LHN exchange. This is a beautiful design and I love the ruched ribbon edging Marie has stitched on. Thank you Marie, I really love it.
We took a little trip to our nations capital Canberra on the weekend. We spent two lovely nights in a great hotel and saw some great sights. The girls were particularly excited that they were able to sleep together in a double bed. However, Amelie migrated out of the bed and onto the floor so many times. I can't begin to count how many times I got up and put her back onto the bed. When I tucked her in she crawled under the covers to the foot of the bed.
We took the children to the science museum Questacon and the girls loved it. I think the thing they liked the most is that they could touch most of the exhibits and there were lots of buttons to press. Aurelia was most impressed with the animatronics dinosaurs they had on display. The two of us went for a ride on the roller coaster simulator and I don't think I have ever heard her laugh so much.
We also went for a drive out the the Canberra Space Centre. Aurelia loved all the small models of the space exploration satellites and needed to know the name of all of them and their mission. She loved the display of the Mars Rover as well, although Amelie was a little scared of it for some reason.
The day we took them up Black Mountain Tower, the weather had turned particularly cold and a very strong wind was blowing. The wind was so strong, it was almost difficult to walk up on the tower. Aurelia though it was great and I think she liked the feeling of the wind blowing her along.
Our final destination was the Parliament House. I explained to Aurelia that this was the place that the people who run the country come talk about what they want to do. She exclaimed back "Oh, this is the house where the people who talk to much come from". When parliament is sitting, it is broadcast on TV in the time slot before the children's afternoon cartoons. If there is something very important being discussed or someone important is speaking, the cartoon are often delayed. Aurelia is always upset and tells me to "make the man who talks too much stop talking". At least she knows what she's talking about!