On Saturday our family had a wonderful day going to the snow on Cradle Mountain.
Now I know it is towards the end of winter here, but frankly it hasn't been very cold and we were fairly sure there wouldn't be a good lot of snow at Cradle Mountain to go and see.
It is about an 1 hour and 15 mins from where we live and although we took our children when Myffwyn was a baby we haven't been since.
Corbyn has been asking and asking "when is winter coming?" I would explain that winter was here but he meant snow as of course in most DVD's we see Winter is accompanied by snow and of course..... Christmas.
So listening to the snow reports all winter we hoped that the snow would still be around by the weekend, and it was.
So we went up in two vechiles our van and Stephen's work ute. Rogan, Moran, Myffwyn and Crobyn went with Stephen and as soon as we started to see some snow on the roadsides apparently Corbyn started saying " Thank you Daddy for bringing me to see snow" over and over and over. Too cute in my opinion. I wish I had seen his sweet little face.
aOnce at the Cradle mountain information center we re-bundled everyone up and hoped out to play in the snow. The children were very keen and built a small snowman or two, threw snowballs at each other and Stephen and I (not me too much as I was carrying Arwen and taking the photos).
When the little ones had had enough we went to the car and had the 'camp milo' we had packed went into the visitor information and bought a wonderul book on Australian Butterflies, a couple of odds and ends for my dear pen friend Emily and then drove home as to actually g up into the national park was going to cost us $120. Too much money for us.
I think national parks should be free to all Aussies, as I am sure we pay for it out of my dear Stephen's taxes already!!!! (just my little rant)
Lots of the children fell asleep on the way home, including some big ones too. Once home we did the usual unpacking and clean up after an outing.
But great fun was had by all. Below are a lot of pictures not all with captions.
I hope you enjoy our family day.
Saxon and snowball
Me helping Arwen walk for a little bit. No skirts today as I have no winter weight long petticoats.
Kynan with a huge snowball.
Myffy and Corbyn with their snow man
Our big boys together
All our boys
Sweet little Arwen.
Vellvin and Autumn
Moran with Stephen getting ANOTHER pair of boots.
The completed snow man
Eden making a snow lady
Braedon and Myffwyn- teaming up
Snow angels by Rogan
I love this picture. I would love to have this as my home.
Saxon - not cold!!
Stephen and the children
Me and the children
Eating snow...good for your Braedon
Autumn and her snow man
Myffy throwing snawballs at her Daddy... see love this
Rogan with a big one
The war has begun
Our big girls
The car getting ready to go
Scenery from the road
A lovely waterfall on the roadside!!
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