We've had a fun day, considering we had officially 'evacuated! I don't know, I reckon we just had a day out....with the car all packed up as well!
We managed to successfully purchase long pants for Miss Sunshine as well as some other essential attire for her. WOOHOO! We bought me...us...two saucepans. We looked at cookbooks but by then Mr Busy was beyond being corralled by the constraints of polite shopping centre behaviour so we left. In between, of course, we visited the food court and had lunch. Along with a number of other families from Our School. One of those we saw was one of Mr Busy's teachers. She seemed to think holding Our School at the shopping centre might've been productive, given the number of us wandering the halls there!
And then we visited with some very special friends who happily welcomed us for the afternoon and evening. The kids had fun and insisted we keep talking so they could finish watching a Vegie Tales movie about Jonah.
There were, apparently, no new fires today despite dire warnings from the CFA. We're relieved that all is safe and well in our little corner of the world and that we can sleep in our own beds without worrying at all.
The kids did much better with their packing this time. One little suitcase each and a couple of very little bags for shoes etc. They did well.