"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Week of Wilderness & Water!





Yes... it's still stinking hot! So we've been hanging out at local "waterholes", in an effort to keep cool ~ and have loads of fun!

First few pics are from a local Swim Centre, with a waterslide.

Next few are at a friend's pool.

Then we're on excursion with Miss M's class, to Warrawong Sanctuary. The kids got to hold a few lizards, pat a possum and snake (ewww!) and we went for a 1 hour walk through the huge native park... in the 40 degreeC heat (104F)!!! Nice. And I was very lucky and got to carry an 11 year old girl up an enormous hill, because she was on crutches, got down the bottom, but couldn't get back up. Lucky me.

The beach pics were taken last night. It was still about 36 degreesC (96F) after dinner, so we took the kids and Chewy to the beach for an hour. It was absolutely beautiful. The water was lovely. The temperature was just perfect. All up, we all had a splendid time!

There is no end in sight, from this heat wave. It's the longest heat wave, for this time of year, ever recorded. It hasn't dropped under 36 degreesC (96F) for 2 weeks (except at night!) ~ most days have been around 38+ (101F)!!!

14 comments:

Alyson & Ford said...

Chewy looks amazingly like a small dog I grew up. My mom loved that dog! His breed was a "rat terrier" best I recall.

Nice pics. Hope it cools for you all soon...

peace
fm

Pug Mama said...

wow - looks like great fun!

amy said...

Great pics....

Janet said...

It looks so nice to swim in! I am envying those kids in the pool, but not envying the heat wave. I don't like it THAT hot!

PIPO said...

I am looking so forward to some of that hot stuff here....remind me when I am all grouchy about it ;0)

Fun stuff!

Ellen and Kevin Fay said...

Ozimum: thanks for your blog! Our LID was October 06, but we opted for a SN baby named Frannie. God love you. Can't wait to hear about your news! Frannie's Mum, Ellen

More photos!
(http://francescabrinifay.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Wow , beach looks great!! I can sympathize with you on the heat..Come Aug in Arizona we don't even want to do anything but get out of town..No beautiful beach to go to that's closer the San Diego Ca. Here's wishing some cool breezes your way.. Linda

Jodie Ho-Ho said...

You're such a fun mama!
Great pics! Yah, 104 is a little too hot, but at least you have those wonderful watering holes! The kids look great and I love the one of you on the beach.

Joannah said...

I'm glad you've got a place to go and cool off!

Lisa~~ said...

Looks like great fun and makes me long for some warm weather very soon.

Mike and Rhonda said...

Let's trade for a day! We are having a winter that will not turn into Spring. Your pictures were beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi There SEXY just thought I would be the first to wish you a HAPPY 35th BIRTHDAY.

I love you more and more with every day, you are like a readly good wine you keep getting better and better with age.

All MY LOVE
Mr T

OziMum said...

Thank you Mr T. You are like a really good scotch - you get better with age, and cost me more the older you get!!!

PS thank you for blurting my age. Appreciate that. Not.

cougchick said...

Wow! That is hot and so are you Mrs.T. 35, huh...
I am turning the big 4-0 this year. Yikes!!!!

Happy Birthday L-A!!!