Thanks for the great suggestions for books on my last post. I love finding great books and was able to find some of the books at my local library. We've been enjoying reading "Just So Stories" by Rudyard Kipling and some of the "Tashi" books. I plan on tracking down the rest of the books too.
We went camping at Innes National Park last weekend and had an amazing time. However, camping with three young children is not always easy. Let me share with you some of the highs and lows.
Pro - Spectacularly beautiful beaches with soft white sand
Con - Fine black sand that gets into every nook and cranny
Pro - Inquisitive wildlife visiting every morning and evening
Con - Inquisitive wildlife ripping through our rubbish and scratching at our tent in the middle of the night wanting our food (they kept coming back so we had to put the food in the car)
Pro - Letting the kids run and play with the other camping kids
Con - Trying to stop the kids from kicking up huge dust balls into other people's tents (and making 'snow angels' in the dirt)
Con - Long drop toilets
Pro - Amazingly they didn't smell!
Pro - Discovering an amazing cave that opened up into a magical rockpool. The sand in the rockpools was incredibly soft and billowy and we could have stayed all day!
Con - We brought soap to try to bathe, but the soap just wouldn't lather in the salt water and turned into wax!
Pro - Enjoying the simple joys of camping - discovery walks, card games, telling stories in the tent.
Con - Being up half the night with a baby, so she wouldn't wake the rest of the camp ground.
It was tiring but definitely worth it.
And for those of you living in Australia - two things ...
I'm so excited to be attending the "Power of Moms" Sydney Conference on March 16th and 17th. You can win a free pass over at Seven Cherubs and Retromummy! The retreat is going to be fantastic and I can't wait! I'm even making a list of questions... its getting long.
And I've joined the One Million Kilo Challenge. It's going really well (except for the chocolate cake with chocolate ganache last night). One week down, 9 to go. My scales are broken, so I'm not sure if I've lost any weight, but my stomach felt flatter this morning, so I'm taking that as a good sign. I'm not really following it properly, just trying to exercise everyday and have healthy snacks instead of chocolate. Anyone else taking part?