Jan 4, 2014

A U S S I E    C H R I S T M A S 

Kade got DJ to dress up as Santa and roped in Lee with the volunteer 
fire truck to drive around the community handing out showbags to the kids ....

feast, stockings and presents .... xmas eve
presents opening ... christmas morning

for christmas day lunch and dinner we went to friends Tomoko and John's house 
in town where the feasting continued (japanese banquet!)

kids on the lawn 
 and remains of the feast in the morning ...


tonight we fly off to  T H A I L A N D  for 2 weeks of much excitement at Cat and Corey's wedding ! ! ! 

Jan 3, 2014

P I G    S P I T    P A R T Y 

Kade finally got his wishes come true with a pig on the spit in the backyard
he got up at 5am to make a bed of hot coals and get the pig ready 
sailor and liya helped ... ( and photo bombed )

the wee piggy roasted over the coals for something crazy like seven hours
basting and turning 
until it was ready - falling off the bone ...
on banana leaves

and then about 30 people ate it all up !

Jan 2, 2014

we had a single night in Brisbane on our way back from NZ so we raced to GOMA to see this ....

Falling Back to Earth 
Cai Guo-Qiang

A  M  A  Z  I  N  G  ! ! !

N Z   C H R I S T M A S 

we went to new zealand in november for an early christmas and beach holiday
it was GREAT ... beach to hills and even some great wellington weather ( and some crap, of course! ) 
 in snitch
beach - the waters cold !

 water balloon fight preparation

 river swim


octopus !

 early christmas

a series of family portraits under the tree ...