Last week was spent on the river bank in Narrandera, NSW. Apart from the business of weekend water skiers we had a quiet, relaxing week and didn’t stray to far from our camp.
Whilst making up a batch of my toasted muesli I tried Zubi on my back in the Ergo for the first time.
Anusha thought this was too cute and had to have a turn too.
Zubin really found his love of water and when it wasn’t too cold for him we got much relief playing in the shallows. And testing how sand tastes…..
While watching his big bro and sis.
Anusha is slowly learning to swim doggy paddle and becoming more confident in the water. The children even shed their inhibitions and went skinny dipping, loving the freedom and feel of the water.
Elki completed The Lord of the Rings, which he’s been reading sporadically for a year or so. We also finished reading Animal Farm by George Orwell, with me reading about half of it to Elki and then he finishing the other half one night as he couldn’t wait to hear what happened (I was hoping this would happen!)
And I found the time to begin exploring native plant dyeing, which I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time.
The warm and longer evenings were perfect for evening strolls, an addition to some of our days to bring attention to our health and fitness. On our first wander Scott pulled up some bulrush for us to try……it’s really quite good, although Elki was not too impressed!
We were gifted with some beautiful sunsets which we have been loving, something we don’t get a good view of at our home in Tas.
I was very proud of Anusha for reading her very first book. My Dad is a board book that all of our children have loved and is the first book she has read by herself.
She has also been really engaged by the reading block we are currently doing. We worked on this several of the days at Narrandera, very much driven by Anusha’s enthusiasm, readiness, and eagerness to be reading.
And there was a lot of time spent in the water,
And on the shore.
It was a great camp and a lovely week. The only criticism we had is Narrandera’s town water, it is terrible! We would gladly camp here again but next time we’d definitely bring spring water to drink!