In the beginning of October Amelie celebrated her fourth birthday. Not wanting to be out done be her sister and having very specific tastes, she opted for a birthday at a seafood restaurant.
We asked what she wanted for her birthday and she said she wanted to eat lobster (although pronounced lomster) and prawns and crab. I organised for my parents and brother and sister-in-law to join us for lunch at Doyles On The Beach as it is a well known and very established restaurant with a great reputation for high quality seafood.
We ordered the seafood platter and the look on the kids faces when it arrived was priceless. Felix actually squealed with delight. I couldn't believe that between the three children they polished off more than half the seafood platter on their own. Lucky the adults ordered entrees to begin with.
After lunch we decided to take the kids down to Camp Cove (the supposed first landfall in Sydney Harbour for European settlement). It's a nice sheltered beach, but being the beginning of spring I didn't bring the children's swimmers as the water is too cold. They changed into some shorts and t-shirts and explored the beach.
Aurelia was collecting things on the beach and I said to her go a little deeper up to your ankles and you will find more shells in the water. I took my eyes off her for a second and the next thing I knew she chest deep in the water fully clothed declaring there was even more out this far! Luckily I am a well prepared mum and anticipated such an act and brought spare underwear for just such an occasion. At least they all had a really fun time and my DH and I had a nice peaceful hour's drive home in the car with all three snoring in the back seat.