Where are we now?

Where are we now?
Where are we now? Tahmoor, NSW. Updated 7th December 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 84. Perth

Chocolate overload...

Happy Easter Everyone!

Scarlett with Nanna & Grumpy's easter parcel
Today we enjoyed our 'first' Easter away from friends and family! Although we had a great morning today, it still felt like something was missing - and as hard as it is for to me to admit it; that something was the 'Turners' - my in-laws...

It's just not the same being away from people that have 'grown on you' so to speak. We couldn't have asked for a better day, but I could tell that both Bec and Scarlett were missing family. We were lucky enough to skype with nanna, grumpy, Adam and Courtney; which I think both Bec and Scarlett really enjoyed. It was probably the highlight of both their days. Even Scarlett later said; "this is the loveliest day of my life".

Scarlett, Sophie and Isabelle woke at around 7am this morning and immediately went running through the house to see if 'Hop' the easter bunny had been to visit. Scarlett was eggstatic, as has not only the tooth fairy found her during her travels away from 'home', but she now believes the Easter Bunny has been following her too! They can be so innocent sometimes...

Shane reading Scarlett her easter card from Grandma
The kids ended up with heaps and heaps of chocolate eggs and bunnies; not to mention the chocolate Easter Bilbies that nanna Wendy sent them all too. Thanks Nanna, the kids loved them; not to mention all the other gifts you sent through. Scarlett was overwhelmed by her 'over the top' nanna and grumpy; what with the clothes, stickers and Transformers paraphernalia that she found in a great big box that had been sent to her. Also, thank you Grandma (Scarlett's great grandma Beryl) for the beautiful book that you sent Scarlett - she loves it and we read the first story to her tonight when she went to bed.

The day ended up being a very relaxing. Bec and I cooked bacon and eggs on the BBQ for everyone. It was a great morning outdoors, however we did end up having some heavy rain mid-morning that I believe was a very welcome change to our hosts; Marty and Robyn.

The day was mainly spent in front of the TV watching footy and sport, or outside playing with the kids. The girls ended up doing lots of craft; painting their eggs and making pictures in their scrapbooks from the stickers that nanna sent over.

Us adults enjoyed just a wee bit of chocolate (including the Ferrero Rocher - yum), and the occasional beer and wine. Marty and Robyn indulged us with a traditional swiss dinner using a Raclette Grille.This dish can be described as melted cheese eaten with boiled (or roasted) potatoes with small gherkins and pickled onions (and anything else you might want to experiment with). As we soon discovered, the raclette meal is quite easy to prepare using the simplest of ingredients and creats a festive and fun interactive evening.

Scarlett and Sophie

We loved it, and I have no doubt Bec will want to do one of these evenings once we return to the east Coast surrounded by family and friends.

One day I'm going to catch me that wascally wabbit...

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