Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Only in Australia

Gotta love the Aussies! There is a sign for everything...thank goodness they have illustrated how to be a pooper scooper!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Finally!

After many weeks of wiggling, Brooklyn lost her first tooth! To make it even more historic...Jenny pulled it! It was quite a long process convincing Brooklyn to let her wiggle it just a little bit more! However, with a bit of a bribe (from Colin and Jenny), she submitted one more time and the tooth came out! The permanent tooth had already come in which made the wiggling that much harder...you could go forward but not back!

Here are the kids showing off their pearly whites!

The Melbourne Grand Prix

The Melbourne Grand Prix was held at the end of March. It is a Formula 1 race that goes around Albert Park lake. From our place we were only able to see a portion of the race, but we definitely heard the whole thing.
The coolest thing about race week were the number of fly overs that we got to see. One of our favourites was the F18, although it was unbelievably loud. The planes would fly straight down our street and turn around right past our building. The kids would race around the apartment watching them turn around and then run out to the balcony to watch them head back up the street.

These aeroplanes practiced their formations for a few weeks before the race.
A huge (literally) highlight was seeing this Qantas 747 fly right past our place. It is a massive aeroplane and it was crazy to see it so close.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Only in Australia

For those of you who have visions of the "hot" Australian lifeguard, stop reading now! Sorry to dash your fantasies, but the real thing isn't like anything you have envisioned. At least they provide a bit of comic relief. Love the "Tweedle Dee/Tweedle Dum" hats! This really is the uniform that they actually wear, even the hats.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Just Because

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Can you believe how grown up he is? Just last week he sang the song repeatedly because when he got to QRS, he would skip TUV and start over with ABC. It is so much fun to have a two year old in the home (at least right now it is while he is sleeping)!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Moomba Waterfest

Every year over Labour Day weekend Melbourne hosts the Moomba Waterfest one of the top water ski competitions in the world. The event takes place on the mighty Yarra River which runs through downtown Melbourne. John was absolutely thrilled to see the top slalom skiers compete.

After the water ski competition we spent the afternoon at Fawkner Park, a family favourite, throwing boomerangs. Colin was the first one in the family to catch a returning boomerang, a fact that he reminds his dad of often. It was an ideal weather day with no wind and lots of sun.

Jared intently listening to instructions on how to throw a boomerang.
Jenny's favourite past time at the park is reading a book while John entertains the children.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Only in Australia

Top 5 people least likely to be seen at Torquay's Surf Beach:

5 - Serena Williams
4 - Kim Kardashian
3 - J. Lo
2 - Sir Mix-a-Lot
and
1 - ???

This is where you come in...who do you think would be least likely to go to this beach?