|The kids hangout|
The Potters arrived in time for dinner, bringing a ton of food. We enjoyed the typical Australian 'sausage sizzle' and some drinks. Hawkins arrived a little after 9p.
The kids were up around 5am and hit the pool when it opened at 8. Emma and I enjoyed a beautiful coastal hike where we saw all kinds of lizards and other interesting creatures. We had egg and bacon sandwiches on the grill afterwards (love all the grilling), followed by the afternoon at the beach.
|Enjoying the beach on Geographe Bay a short walk from our house.|
|Caden uncovering a crab carcass. You'd think it was a $100 bill!|
|Showing off the findings|
|Our pretty little Aussie|
|Martin going out for a kite surf|
|Gia and Daisy enjoying the beach|
|Kite/beach tent for the boys|
After our beach time, we headed into Margaret River and had a great lunch at the Cheeky Monkey brewery. Funny enough my good running pal Rachel and her family was there too with another great area family. There was a live band that was pretty good, making it a perfect afternoon.
We followed it up with a visit to Simmos for some delicious icecream.
|Waiting patiently to arrive at Simmos for ice cream|
|Caden deep asleep, no doubt dreaming about what flavor he will pick|
|An evening swim - we were joined by Georgia, a cute little girl in Caden and Cooper's class. Her family owns the unit we bid on.|
|Gia is puttering all around the pool down with her life jacket on. This is the day before both she and Daisy decided they could probably swim without their floaties too, resulting in my jumping in to the pool shoes, jeans, sweater and all '_'|
|Why sunscreen matters. Poor Will didn't take his mom's instructions seriously.at the beach earlier in the day.|
|Michelle and Brian|
|I love these shots of the girls dancing in the sunlight/|
|Emma and Daisy - post nap|
|Gia and Corey - post nap|
|Kids visiting the rows of grapes|
|Gia and Daisy|
|Lily posing as the gold statue poised to dive into the lake. The sculpture represents a woman diving into a new beginning.|
|Gorgeous rose garden.|
|Beautiful bottles. The Rose was my favorite.|
|Our Lily exhausted after her Lily left, fell asleep right at the table.|
|The view from our balcony of the sun coming up|
|The painting I am coveting|
|View to our right|
|View to our left|
|Playing in the waves :)|
|How will this girl get by without the beach in a few months?|
|Maybe our next house?!?|
We headed back into Donsborough for sushi, which Caden "loves" before driving home to Freo to play in the pool.