Wednesday, 23 September 2009

23rd September Waterside Wednesday

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
School holidays here for us usually mean a few babysitting days. Lachlan and Chloe came and had a few sleepovers with us. Of course we went to the beach - they took a bag each to pick up special stones, shells and sea glass.

Here they are walking along our poor beach that with so much sand lost during the rough weather that we have this yucky black sandy stuff there as well.
The loved posing for a photo on these rocks

Had fun writing their names in the sand

Hope everyone is enjoying Waterside Wednesday that Barbara Jacksier is hosting on her blog.
Go check out who has joined in this week

Don't forget to come back on Saturday to enter
the Giveway I am having to celebrate my birthday

37 comments:

A Romantic Porch said...

Ah, they look so darling balancing on the rock. Love the water too! xo rachel

Florence and Mary said...

Everyone looks like they're having fun!

Victoria xx

Sue said...

Will they come and put some new sand down at all Alison?
It is a shame, it looks like such a lovely beach, you are so lucky, and your grandchildren are growing fast!
Sue

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Looks like everyone was having fun.I love taking the g'kids to the beacg and watching them enjoy it!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Perhaps it will replenish itself over a period of time. The sweet kiddoes certainly make it seem less bleak :-)

tales from an oc cottage said...

How fun for you!!!! ( I love the name Lachlan!!!!)

m ^..^

Heartinmyhand said...

It is still a lovely beach. Being there with your family makes it even sweeter

She'sSewPretty said...

I will take your beach black sand and all. It is is in the 100's here this week. Seems like fall will never come. I hope that you are far away from the dust storms we've been reading about Alison!!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

ohhh what a lovely day. I so wish I lived closer to the ocean. I bet the kids had so much fun picking up shells and writing their names in the sand.

xo Heather

Lori said...

look how cute your little sweeties are!!! i bet they had the best time on the beach:)

Maya said...

The kids love it anyway..., I should remember to always bring a plastic bag to the beach!

Sherry said...

The kids are so cute and the sand looks like so much fun to write in. It looks like everyone had fun!

Have a great day Alison!
Sherry

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The Rose Room said...

they are so cute. love the wildness of the beach although it is shame about the sand erosion. Rachaelxo

the*pink*princess said...

Love those pics!!! Mount Martha beach is beautiful,spent many a summer down there as a kid!!

Some sun would be nice these holidays though,too much rain!!!

Enjoy!

Lesley ; )

Monica said...

Looks like they had a blast, always so fun for the little ones to hunt for treasures :)
Hope your Birthday is a great one !!

Linda said...

What cute pictures....I love the beach. I still have to write my name too, when I go beach walking...hugs, Linda

Julia said...

Hi Alison,
Thanks for the visit..
Love your new journal...will check out your website!...
Pity about the beach, esp the huts becoming swamped with water...I love those huts... they're such a great part of Melbourne's colour and charm...What lovely grandchildren you have....xxx...Julia

Tara said...

What a wonderful afternoon of wandering!

A Melbourne Girl said...

Great stuff...looks like everyone's having a great time.
Love school hols
lesley

an encourager said...

I have been visiting all sorts of inspiring home-decorating blogs this evening. And then, after growing a little overwhelmed, I came across your blog inspiring peace. Ahhhhh...if only I could dip my feet in the cold ocean and watch the sunset.

rebecca said...

Oh I love the beach. You are fortunate to live so close to the sea! Sending love...rebecca

Jane said...

What a perfect day! Your children are adorable!!! There is something special about spending the day at the beach...no matter what age.

Jane (Artfully Graced)

Kerryanne English said...

How lovely Alison that you can help out with the grandkids during the holidays. I bet you enjoy it as much as they do.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Holly Loves Art said...

What a sweet post, Alison! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. Have a lovely day.
holly

The Pink Poodle said...

dear alison.. georgous photos.jee wiz..didnt realise soo much erosion.
BUT all looks gorgeous..cute...

have a lovely aussie footy ! weekend!

xx andrea

Kellie Collis said...

Ah looks like so much fun! Rather be there than at work!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

It looks lovely!

paige said...

wonderful seaside images alison!
i especially love the names in the sand
have a wonderful day
xo

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Alison
Sorry I am late.. only just put up my wednesday post due to the dust storm

Love these images. So sweet to see children enjoying these simple pleasures and their names in the sand are great pics.. you should frame them for them!
Have a great week. x Julie

Barbara Jacksier said...

Your beach still looks great. Wish I was there playing in the sand with the kids. We've had bad storms on our East Coast with severe flooding. Not fun!

LiLi M. said...

Like everybody here I wish I could have been there with you. I love to look for shells! Last time I was looking for seaglass, walked 15 kilometers down the beach, but didn't find one piece of seaglass, glass yes, sharp and shiny. :-(

Beach Vintage said...

I love seeing photos of families on the beach, it always brings a smile to my face.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

Your grandkids are lucky to have you and Max - as of course you are to have them - they are adorable

Not such a good day today is it?

Fancy having your birthday on Grand Final Day

Will pop over tomorrow to enter your giveaway

xo

Tutti Chic said...

Oh ALison~Finally your winter is over & it's time for the beach! adorable photo. we have the same problem near our beach house with erosion after our long winters. nature has a way of correcting things though~yes? have a wonderful weekend! :) chris

Clever Karen said...

What a lovely stroll along the beach! Lucky you. And have a wonderful birthday!

Merci-Notes said...

What a wonderful day!
*Happy Birthday! :)

Hugs,
mary