Friday, March 31, 2006

Year 1 - Assembly

Kloe's class had their turn to present assembly today. With the Commonwealth Games on, their theme was "Australian" They sang and did the actions to "Give me a home among the gum trees" They all had to wear yellow and green and had hats with gumnuts on them. It was just great!

Kloe is in the yellow dress - second on the left.

Saturday, March 25, 2006


Saturday 25th March we took delivery of Anzac a 6 week old pure bred labrador. He was born in Jabiru on February 6th, already he loves to chase the ball and swim in his water. Look out Peppa this guy is gunna wear you out.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

From the Back

Outdoor Area

This is our very nice private outdoor area

The Backyard - Lefthand side

Lot's of grass to mow here!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Our New House

This is our new house. Not to bad considering it is a mine house! We live in a Close with only 5 houses. We are number 3

Monday, March 20, 2006

Family Update

Chris has started his Uni study again for another year. He is still enjoying his challenging job(most days anyway!)

Micaela is enjoying school, she was awarded a merit award for her project on Ancient Egyptian Women. She has a very busy social life with friend always coming and going! She is also dog sitting again - big business in Jabiru, she gets $10 a day for feeding and walking dogs.

Zac is cruising in year 4 - he said it is all to easy! He also received an award for "Fantastic helper in the classroom" Shame he can't do the same at home! He is really enjoying his golf and plans on buying himself a set of clubs really soon.

Kloe is enjoying school and is now starting to read, write and knows lots of sight words. She is coming along really well. We now live across the road from her good friend from school - Leah. The girls are the same age and height! Yes..... there is someone else Kloe's size!

Jarred is enjoying Kindy once he is there - he has started playing games with me before he goes- making me feel very guilty! However once he is there he loves it. He is now riding a big bike with training wheels and is very proud of himself.

I am still busy setting up our new home with lots of cleaning and shuffling of things to be done. I am doing reading groups in Kloe's classroom every Wednesday morning(which she thinks is fantastic) and I was asked to take a cooking class every Friday afternoon for Interest Groups - which is for the whole of primary. I have a great group of kids aged from 5 to 12. This week we are making pizza! Oh and of course there is my scrapbooking which I really enjoy - just haven't had much time lately to do!

Other news of the Ams looks like there will soon be eight of us! NO,NO,NO.... I know what you are thinking! Micaela has begged us to come and look at her friends puppies. Dad finally gave in before Mum, and after looking at them on Friday afternoon, he also was in love! They are pure bred white lab's. The father looks just like Dude but white. Looks like we will have one by the weekend! There goes that really nice yard!

Finally - the moving is done!

We finally finished our move on Thursday with the last ute load of swings and pot plants.

It has been a very long and tiring process. We are all done with moving - three moves in a year in quite enough.The next move will be out of here - with someone else doing all the packing and moving!

We are all enjoying our new home, Micaela and Zac now have a room of their own and Kloe and Jarred are sharing a room which they love! Mum and Dad are loving their ensuite....oh... the small pleasure of a second toilet! We have a bit more living area and a wonderful outdoor area and beautiful yard. We spent yesterday outside tidying and setting up.

We will take some pictures really soon ....promise

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Pop's Last Day in Jabiru

The Boys spent the afternoon fishing..... no.... nothing was bought home. Maybe next time.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Pop and Jarred enjoying Nourlangie

Pop at Nourlangie Rock

Dad, Jarred and I enjoyed a warm, beautiful sunny morning climbing Norlangie Rock. The scenery is just beautiful!

Bowali Visitors Centre

Dad and Jarred checking out the visitors centre

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

I want to be Just Like Pop

Jarred dressing up in Pop's shoes and hat!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Pop takes to the Sky

Dad had the chance to see Kakadu by Air thanks to our friends Anthony and Kay Shern, who run See Kakadu Scenic Flights.

He enjoyed a 1 hour scenic flight - taking in the beauty of Kakadu

"On the Move Again!"

Yes - this will be the third move within a year!

We found out yesterday afternoon, we finally have a four bedroom house to move into!

So, it was all hands on deck and the moving begins!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Wangi Falls - Litchfield National Park

It is not very often we get to have a photo of all of us together

Florence Falls - Litchfield National Park

Buley Rock Hole - Litchfield National Park

Day Two was spent at Litchfield National Park.
This is Buley Rock Hole which is the kids favourite spot in Litchfield.

Just the spot to cool off, in the hot tropical weather

Our Truck

Bush Bashing along the Marrakai Track between Lake Bennett and Adelaide River

Friday, March 03, 2006

Sunset - Lake Bennett

Pop enjoyed his first evening sitting by the Lake watching a gorgeous sunset.

We have "Poppy"

Pop arrived safe and on time into Darwin airport - lunchtime Friday. We spent a lovely weekend visiting Litchfield National Park and the sites of Darwin. Back to Jabiru on Sunday afternoon.

Spent Monday morning doing the school drop off and then the boys went fishing and then a town tour of Jabiru(This taking a whole 5 minutes!) And then the afternoon moving......

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Count Down

Only one more sleep until it is Poppy Day! I'm sure the kids could even tell you how many hours........

The house has been rearranged - Micaela, Kloe and Jarred all sharing and Zac and Dad have the other room. Pop was only aloud to share a room with ZAC.

We are off to Darwin early tomorrow morning.................. all very excited!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Bubble Bath Fun

Jarred and Kloe having fun in a big bubble bath

Pop is Comming

Kloe woke up this morning and said "Only two more sleeps until it is Poppy Day"
We are all very excited that Pop is coming on Friday. It has been 11 months since we have seen him.

The kids are having Friday off , so we can all go into Darwin, to pick him up. We are then going to show him the sites of Darwin and Litchfield National Park .

We are spending the weekend at Lake Bennett. Which we are also really excited about!

There is a low sitting in the sea - which is expected to form into a cyclone........ so it may also be a very wet and windy weekend!!