Thursday, 5 August 2010

Exchange Received and a Little Trip

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!

18 comments:

Vinniey said...

Beautiful ornament exchange from Marie. Looks like you have a great family vacation. Your girls are so cute and pretty. :)

Brigitte said...

Very nice and interesting pictures from your family trip. The girls seem to have enjoyed themselves a lot.
Such a great ornament from Marie.

Jackie said...

Aurelia is very clever!

It looks like a great trip and it sounds like everyone had a ton of fun.

Deborah said...

The ormanent is beautiful and so are your girls.

Susan said...

I lived in Canberra for 3 years - I graduated high school there way back in the late 70's; it sounds like you and your family had a lovely time.

The ornament you received is lovely!

Jan said...

OH the girls are such darlings!! Sounds like they had a great time, and learned some things too! How quick the young mind grabs on to things!

What a lovely, lovely ornament to receive in an exchange! Love the trim!!

Margit said...

Yes, this is a lovely ornament that you received from Marie.
Your girls are getting cuter and cuter...
Hugs,
Margit

Margaret said...

Nice exchange you received! Loved the pics of your trip. I also love what your daughter said about the Capitol building. lol! Smart girl, that one!

Lynn said...

My goodness, the girls are getting so big! I loved your pictures. Thanks for sharing them. I think Aurelia's comment on the members of parliament applies to our members here too, lol!
Lovely ornament that you received!

Mylene said...

A lovely ornament recieved from the exchange.

Great pictures of your daughters and sounds like you all had a wonderful time.

Sally said...

What a beautiful ornament from Marie.

Lovely photos from your trip. Love what your daughter said!

Farm Girl said...

Your daughter is very perceptive about politicians! Looks like a great trip, lots of interesting places to visit. Your LHN exchange ornament is gorgeous

Rowyn said...

Awww your daughters are so gorgeous. Aurelia is obviously very smart having worked out what politicians are like. lol

Looks like you had a great trip.

Love the exchange ornament you received.

Cheryl said...

Aurelias comment is hilarious! Enjoyed seeing the sights of Canberra through this post!
Love that ornie you received. I think i need to start something new like that to get me back to stitching again

Lois said...

Sounds like a great few days away and that the girls had alot of fun! I love Aurelia's comment about Parliament House! That made me smile!!!!

What a nice ornament you received!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow that last picture is superb!!! I just love it and the angle its taken from!

What a gorgeous ornament to receive. Its nice to play tourist in our own backyard!

Ellen said...

Lovely pictures of your trip and daughters.

Love the ornament you received from Marie, it's beautiful.

Hugs,

Sonda in OR said...

I can't believe how big your little girls are getting! How time flies!