Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Birthdays and Bowling

It was Callum's birthday and Imogen made pancakes with honey, lemon juice and sugar for breakfast. Yum!
Then we did our jobs. Sophie and I hurried so that we would have time to make Callum a birthday present.
When it was time for presents, I gave him the wristband that Sophie and I had been sewing for him. It is grey and black with beads on it. Then Sophie gave him a knotted bracelet. Callum likes wristbands. Mum and Dad gave him a huge TV. Mum was going to buy a small TV but Callum added some more money so he could get a bigger one. Charlotte gave him socks and Imogen gave him two recharging cords. Then Mum and Callum gave us chocolate and stickers as unbirthday presents. We don't usually get unbirthday presents. I was surprised!
Mum said it was time to get our swimmers on. We go swimming every Saturday morning. After my swim lesson we went home and had a quick lunch.
We then set out to go bowling. Sophie and I were allowed to go in Callum's car. Wen we got there we had to find the right sized shoes. I liked bowling even though I never threw the ball right. It didn't matter. I still knocked the pins down. Every time I threw the ball, it crashed onto the floor. I am surprised the floor survived. Dad, Sophie and Mum were great. Mum won the first game, then came Sophie, then me and Dad was last. On the next game, Dad came first, Sophie was next and Mum and me nearly tied. Mum got only one pont more then me.
On the way home Dad gave us some potato chips. When we did get home we had nachos for dinner. That is Callum's favourite dinner. Afterwards we watched "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs".
After the movie, we had birthday cake. Mum gave Callum a huge bunch of twenty balloons because he turned twenty.
Then I went to bed.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bushwalks and Echidnas

It was Sunday. Mum said we were off for a bush walk down the Boxvale track so we all went and
got out our running clothes. Then we found our water bottles and we were off on an adventure.
The van drew up outside the Boxvale track. We all climbed out and started down the track. I asked Mum if there were snakes. Mum said that she didn't think so but to look out for them anyway. I was scared that a snake might jump out at me. I kept feeling scared till Dad said, "Look over there!" It was an echidna. When I looked at it, it had hidden its head in the ground but we took great photos of its bottom.
We walked on and on till we reached a tunnel which trams once went in. It was dark inside. We took photos in it but when I took a photo of Imogen she had a glow on her head like a halo so I gave up takeing pictures. I made jokes about Imogen being an angel.
Then we arrived at the look-out at the end of the track and I found out that we only had the walk back to do. But before we set off again we had morning tea at the look-out.
On the way back I scratched my hand on a bramble. It stung. When we got to the van we were all tired.