Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Matt turns 5 years old!

Matt loves all sorts of modes of transport. So for his birthday DAY we took him on the train ride to the beach. Matt's excitement levels were really high, and the train was running a little late. It was a bit hard to contain him (and Nic) at the station!

Once the train arrived, Matt become over-awed with wonder.

On the train itself, he was very vocal, MATT SIT ON THE TRAIN and TRAIN GO and TRAIN STOP and other little comments that I can't remember. It was lovely to watch how the adventure inspired lots of words.

Our desitation was a quaint fishing village, known as Kalk Bay. First we stopped to get some energy-boosting snack for the walk ahead  There is nothing like the nourishment of ice cream on a hot day. 

Nic's first taste of the cold stuff - to say he loved it is an understatement!

Then a walk down to the harbour. Matt walked a fair distance, and then enjoyed the comfort of Dad's shoulders for the last bit.

So much to see in the colourful harbour. Matt is currently as fascinated with boats as he is with trains - so he was thrilled to watch the comings and goings of the vessels.

And then off to the beach. Grandpa joined us for most of the trip, though he only features in this photo.

Matt and Nic get stuck into some serious sand play!

And then home again on the train - much to Matt's delight.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Matt! Being 5 is so much fun, and I know you will have a great year.

Your friend, Natalie