~ June 29th – July 12th ~
The weather has been cold and wet, so when the opportunity arises to get out and about on a day without rain, we take it. I’d read that Federation Square was setting up a dome and trucking in snow. I’d love to take the kids to see and experience snow on the mountains, but we’re not going to have the chance this year, so snow in the city seemed like a good plan.
When we arrived at Federation Square we discovered that the dome was tiny, only fit a single family in it at a time, and the line went on forever. There was no chance we were going to wait hours in line to spend 2 minutes in the dome, with what looked like fake snow. I suspect the real snow melted (the ground was all wet), so now they were using fake snow. Instead, the kids chased bubbles for a while and then we went looking or something else to do.
A friend sometimes posts photos of her kids at the “magic mirror” and I’d never been able to find it. Luckily she saw my “what can we do in the city?” post to facebook and told us where it was. And the kids loved it!
After the mirrors we took a walk a little way along Southbank, down a lovely spiral staircase and head back toward Federation Square. This is when our trip took an even more unexpected turn. We decided to take the elevator up, instead of walking up the stairs. Wrong choice! This photo is of us stuck in the elevator. The elevator got stuck between floors and nothing the emergency call guy got us to do would budge it. See that door in the background? It’s not a grey door. It’s a glass door looking out at the concrete beyond the door. And there’s a door on the opposite side with the same view. Thankfully I stayed calm, which kept the kids calm, whilst secretly I was running every movie-inspired scenario through my head. Ok, so in all honesty, the worst that probably could have happened was if one of the kids said “Mummy, I need to go to the toilet”. Help arrived within about 30 minutes and the kids spent most of it sitting on the floor with me, watching a youtube video about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Might as well learn while we’re stuck yeah? Lol.
Kyson has started writing and illustrating a book about Minecraft. He said it might be a bit scary so he purposely made his words on the bottom of the page a bit squiggly to show they were frightened.