The dry season had well and truly arrived so as much time was spent outside as possible during June. My niece and nephew had settled in and overcome a bit of cultural shock to enjoy a few trips around the area showing them the sights. A month with lots of school, lots of catch up office work for me and lots of birthday parties! Seerung and Jacob both had birthdays but I will do a special little blog for him following this one.
The night I flew back from Thailand a special friend of mine was having a masquerade party for her birthday and although dead on my feet I couldn’t miss it! It was a great night all round. I thought I woud break with 4 years of blogging tradition and actually include a photo of myself for once. Which one am I? I’m the tired looking one!! 🙂
Here is the birthday girl playing Ping Pong with Marisah. My girls love Ping Pong and just recently I bought them a table for our verandah.
Jacob shares a birthday with my niece Elsie (far left). My girls just love the 4 times a year they get to go to their cousins birthday parties. Did you guess that the theme this year was blue?
Jacob discovered that he loves big beds. He would always sneak into his cousin Noot’s bed whenever he had the chance.
With Bow sharing the girls bedroom the kids ended up on the floor which they just loved. Jacob really enjoyed (with permission from me) waking up the girls by joining them on the mattress.
Despite a bit of cultural shock both Noot and Bow warmed very quickly to the kids (and visa versa). Here Bow helps Jacob with his colouring in.
Jacob just loves to try and join in with almost everything his sisters is doing. Sometimes he does really well…..
Sometimes he fails miserably!
Playing chasey though is something everyone can enjoy. Well apart from Dad when trying to watch the 7 o’clock news!
June marked the arrival from Queensland of the main bit of equipment needed for a new business venture that I have become involved in.
The kids (and I) were happy to see it (and the pilot) arrive in one piece and in excellent condition
While Bow was waiting her turn for a joy flight she reacquainted herself with Nicholas who visited us in Thailand last year.
Noot and Bow were nervous but excited to go for a quick buzz over part of the Ord River Irrigation Area. I jumped in with Jacob who was keen as mustard to go for a flight. This first photo is just as we took off. That is our house nestled in amongst the trees by the lake.
After flying over Sandalwood plantations we dropped in to a friends farm where they were out working.
Thinking it was my mate we went in for a closer look but did not recognise the driver. Noot and Bow took the few tight turns in their stride. We then followed the Ord River back home.
Here they are back on the ground looking a lot more relieved then before they went up!
There is only two weeks to go before we head off on our three month break around Australia, New Zealand and Thailand so expect a lot more blogs as I frantically try and catch up on the year before we depart.