Cary sent a bunch of stuff over in the big caravan when it came from the USA (oh, I have to get a photo of that on here). One of the things was a new bike for Nicholas. Nicholas had not ridden a two-wheeler by himself before. We had a tag-along for him which is an attachment that went on the back of my bike, making it like a tandem bike, with the back end lower so that it was suitable for a child. Nicholas loved to go for rides with that and it helped to teach him balance and road sense. The day that the big caravan arrived, we were unpacking all of the things that had been inside of it. Nicholas picked up his brand new bike, and just took off riding it as if he'd been riding on his own for a long time. Wow!...I was so impressed! He was so very confident, riding along with his little cape flying out the back. He loves to ride his bike anywhere and everywhere now!
Our little dog, Gypsy, is very happy living with her new family on 6 acres of land about an hour away from where we are. She has another 2 year old Jack Russell to play with all day, cows to chase, cow poop to roll in, and a family that adores her. It was hard giving her up, but we know that she is in the kind of place that we had always imagined her in. Just a little sad that we couldn't give that to her.
As AJ had wanted a pet rat for years, we got the boys a rat each, shortly before Gypsy left, to help with the transition. They are such great pets! The boys spend a lot of time playing with them, they even come to the beach with us! The rats we have are both female and love to just hang out with the boys. They are also very curious and like to help dig little holes into the cooler parts of the sand.
The caravan park that we are in at the moment is just a short block away from the same beach that we used to go to when we lived in a house nearby. So beautiful!