Thursday, January 19, 2017

Happy 10th Birthday Jack

Jack's birthday was a series of celebrations. His big present was a brand new iPad air 2 which is a requirement for grade 5! We had the best day ever at the pool with Molly and Oscar. Jules made Jack's favourite, lasagne for dinner and invited the whole urban family to celebrate with a Pok├ęball cake.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Janet and Jeremy bought this 'holiday block' in Nimmitabel and we visited for Grace's 12th birthday. 

We walked through the bush to find a beautiful little pond. There were sounds of peace, crickets and birds until we were greeted by LEECHES which completely freaked all the city kids out.

The kids played card games and had water fights. It was a beautiful way to escape the rat race and a much cooler climate than Bemboka which is just 30kms away.

At 5.30 the wind changed from East to West and the temperature dropped by 10 degrees. The fog came over like a blanket. It was beautiful!

Flea Creek

It has been a while since we ventured into the Brindabellas. The boys had completely forgotten what 4WD'ing was all about.

Many of the Canberra ponds and rivers have been closed due to blue green algae but Flea Creek was open and the water was crystal clear.

This is Summer in Canberra

William's 7th Birthday

It was a very tight fit when we picked up William's birthday boat. It's the perfect size for William and he was very excited to get it into the water.

We met Sam, Grace and Jules at Limelight for the opening day of Monster Trucks. The boys loved the movie and all the chase scenes. There was even a Monster Truck cake to fit in with the theme.

William managed the water with ease but it was only a matter of time before they all fell in. Tori was worried about the boys and kept swimming out to see if they were ok.

We had Nanna and the Motbey family over for dinner on the hottest day. It was 37C and there was a very big wind storm that left many suburbs without power.