Family Day – Planes

It’s been ages since our last family day, we had one back in February, for Valentines, but I didn’t manage to tell you about it.

Saturday the 12th of June was Family Plane Day.  We had a very busy day with planes from breakfast to dinner.

The children were greeted with the following when they got up out of bed…

And a little ‘light’ decoration (supposed to be clouds and the ribbon is blue for sky, just in case you weren’t sure!)

We packed our suitcase and hand-luggage…

Watched an emergency procedure video

Handed out our boarding passes…

And we were off in our car-plane (or is that plane-car)!

First destination a nice stretch of tree-less grass by the river where we unpacked our suitcase,

munched on morning tea,

made rubber-band planes

dodgy $2 ones, that ended up quite wonky… but cute none the less.

and made an attempt at flying a plane-kite (or is that kite-plane?).

Time to reboard our road-craft and head to the next point on our itinerary.

Elisha was so excited.  I was so surprised.  He has been here once before.  Three and a half years ago when he was two and a half.  Yet as soon as we pulled into the driveway he knew where we were going.

We stopped for a bite to eat before heading in.

The main attraction in the museum is this beauty, a Lancaster.  It is so BIG.

A rest was required by several of the passengers, so a brief home stop-over was made.

Later in the afternoon we went to Jandakot Airport.  This has been a favourite spot of ours to visit for a long time.  I’m so glad it was recommended to me and that it is not too far from home.

Our day was nearly done, but I had one more easy idea, Brett raced off to the video shop and we watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang while eating dinner.

And that, my friends, was Plane Day!

He didn’t?

He did!

I’ve been meaning to pop in and mention Jos’ latest and most favoured activity.  Taking off his pants.  He takes them off, steps out of them, picks them up and takes them to the nearest adult to be put back on so the whole routine can start again.


I was telling the ladies at Bible study this morning how thankful I was that even though Jos loves taking his pants off, and knows how to take his nappy off, he’s never actually combined the two skills.

Guess what he did during nap time today.

Very relieved he didn’t add another, more artistic skill to that set!

On a related, but slightly off-topic note, he is showing some signs of being a little bit of a tidy boy.  After this afternoon’s incident with removal of pants and nappy during nap-time (during which no napping occurred), I picked him up, put on a new nappy and took him out to the couch to try and settle him, he’d started crying heartily while I was getting him dressed again and nothing seemed to be appeasing him.  Eventually I stood up again, he was in my arms, and he started directing me with a pointing finger.  Down the hall, back to his bedroom… and then pointing to the nappy on the floor, the blanket on the floor and the teddy on the floor.  They all had to be picked up.  Once that was done the crying ceased.

What a funny little fellow our Jos is.

Socks Just Don’t Cut It

Today while sitting in the spare room folding socks (there were rather a lot of them, I’m not a big fan of folding socks), Jos came to me carrying my keys.  He put them in my hand and then proceeded to climb into my lap, hold on tightly and may or may not have said “Car!”, but I’m most certain that’s where he wanted to go.