Wednesday, 31 December 2008
We've been having such a lovely, busy time with the cousins that until now we hadn't ventured farther afield than Grandma's house. Today, however, we put together a picnic and took the children down to one of our favourite local spots: the little river.
But, as always, the highlight was pottering about in the warm, shallow water. We even saw two little eels glide by!The boys built rock dams, sailed little boats down to the newly built 'harbour', climbed the dirt banks, and went adventuring along the little dirt paths that wend through the surrounding bushland.
Then home to Grandma's for tea and a chance to play in Maggie and Robin's new tent, which is set up for a trial run before they set off on a camping adventure tomorrow.
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
A perfect day for outdoor dining.
A summer lunchtime BBQ with visiting friends and family: rosemary marinated lamb chops, three types of salad, warm rolls and melting butter.
Steamy January brought us:
Autumn days begin.
Boo swims without floats.
Easter with family and friends.
Our baby turns three.
Dark May brought us:Autumn cosiness.
June brought us:
Fishing on the wharf with "the big boys".
Spiderman at sea.
A visit to the Buddhist temple.
Magnolias in bloom.
August brought us:
First dentist visit.A trip to big town's acquarium.
Rory turns 6.
September brought us:
Time at the beach with cousins.
October brought us:
Three little Indian braves.
Pink flounces of cherry blossom.
Boo swims his first lap and earns a dollar from Granny.
A holiday in Vanuatu.