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Friday, May 16, 2014

Day 3 - Rye

Harrison says...
After playtime and breakfast, we had to spend time in jail while we travelled to Phillip Island. Luckily I could sleep the way there. After Auntie Mim's compulsory tourist information stop (to preach from her tourism bible) we found ourselves puzzled at an amazing place.

Daddy conquered the maze but I was banished to the sideline as mummy didn't appreciate my Pilt like approach to navigating the maze i.e. under the walls. So I conquered the wooden puzzles instead.

Then I saw a chocolate factory where I was flash mobbed by a tour group and harassed by paparazzi - I tell thee, these cute toddler looks are a curse.

Next stop was an Auntie Mim detour. I learnt a new word; und-er-whel-ming. I know understand what mum means when she mutters tessellated pavement. The Nobbies Centre followed. I was bailed up in the car with mummy buy a goose while the others went for a walk. Daddy said the blowhole sucked - I think he's confused on how they work.

After a poor tourist dinner, we welcomed some penguins back home. I waved hello to lots of penguins until I could wave no more. I had been on my best behaviour but they still put me back in jail to go home so I let them know it.

James says...
Mummy and daddy chauffeured me to Phillip Island. It was a long drive so I spent it studying the back of my eye-lids.

Harry and I kept being head-butted by our twins in the mirror maze - how many James and Harry's are there in this world? At the chocolate factory mummy and daddy out muscled some tourists on some games where you could get some free chocolate balls. We did a chocolate quiz where mummy won and daddy was the first to come last.

We walked on the beach to find some rock caves. When we got back to the car, mummy had left her phone on the roof. She's so forgetful at times - I think it's baby brain.

When the penguins arrived, I waved good-bye to them. On the way home we discovered that the navigation device used coding written by Mim and we were upgraded from toll dodgers to pavement dodgers.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Day 2 - Rye

Harrison says...
Mum and Auntie Mim went to an information place (dad laughed that the information person wanted some of Auntie Mim's holiday information) so I found a sea of bark chip which had a playground in it. There was soo much bark chip for James and me. After that we went up a big hill to a lookout and we found some artists in a park.

Then we tried visiting some places but they were closed.

We found a bakery with good pies (daddy is an expert on pies!).

Finally we found some open wineries, a cindery and then it was time to go home. I can't wait to read my book again and have tea and my bath (except it smells) and then go to hang out with Mr Fox. Totally embarrassment though, James has the same panamas as me.

James says...
Disappointing start to the day; at 3am Auntie Julie told me it's not an appropriate time to wake. We compromised and reconvened at 5.30. We then started on mum's seven page tome of things to do (and that was just for Thursday!).

It was a busy day and we spent a lot of time sitting; me in the car and daddy on the loo. The grown ups made us go to bed by six. Harry and me could have had fun because they were in bed by seven. Finally, someone else's mother dresses them like my mother dresses me!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Day 1 - Rye

Cookie says...
The Rodda's and the Cook's are off to the Mornington Peninsular for a few days so we're dusting off the blog and letting the new kids on the block do the talking.

Harrison says...
Nana and Mermer woke us before dad likes to wake up and took us to the airport for our holiday.

But wait, I'm tired. But wait, I don't want to go to sleep. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

30 mins later...


Another 30 mins later...


60 mins later...

Where am I? I'm in a new car! Wow, a new house, that smells funny, and new doors, and wood floors and James is here!

James says...
A typical start to a Rodda holiday; daddy had KFC, I had hot chips, mummy found a brown sign and I'm now officially a toll dodger!