{26/365:2013} Australia Day

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Dad had to work this afternoon, even though it’s a Saturday, but I felt Scarlett and I should do something to celebrate Australia Day together, seeing as we are lucky enough to live in this awesome country.  So we went for a little evening run at the beach, then took a big pile of fish and chips home to share.  Scarlett’s skill for the day was learning how to dip chips into a puddle of tomato sauce… which seems an appropriate skill to learn on Australia Day ;-P

I love this place!!

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She’s definitely a girl… she loves shoes!

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Scarlett tells me this is “pitty!”

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The gorgeous beach just down the road from our house.

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The story of Scarlett’s life, haha!

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We Finally Made It To The Beach!

When we first decided to build our house, one of the things that drew me to this location was the fact that there is a coastline and beach just 5 minutes drive from the house site.  And yet, we moved in and somehow just never made it to the beach!  At first we didn’t have a car, and it really is just that little bit too far to walk.  Then we got a car… but it was winter… and life settled into a routine… and we just never got around to it.

A few weeks ago I decided I really needed to check out this local beach!  So Scarlett and I popped down for a quick little visit.  It’s gorgeous!!  Fairly secluded and quiet but totally stunning, it felt like being on holiday and it was less than 5 minutes drive from our house!

As soon as we got over the sand dune, Scarlett started pointing at the ocean and emiting her little interested noises “ah!  ah!”  I put her on the sand and she started racing off towards the water!  I didn’t let her go in this time because I wanted to go to the shops afterwards, but we definitely have to head back there soon with togs and towel and let her go for it in the wet sand.

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Seagull!

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