Monday, August 23, 2010

Third Times a Charm

It was the first day of school for the kids today! Let me clarify that it was the third, first day of school for the kids this year. They are entering kindergarten, second and fourth grade, but have already done that twice before in Australia. They are thrilled to be returning to school and to make new friends. I am thrilled that they are returning to school as well!

Poor Jared. He has to wait until next Thursday for his first day of school. He was not terribly keen to be left alone, but we were able to satisfy him with a picture in front of the Bronco after we dropped off the others.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Willow Flats

This is one of John's favourite places on earth and we go every time we visit his parents. This year we also went with John's brother Sid and his family, and his sister Dianna. It is truly fantastic.

One of the first picture stops along the route is this bridge.

The Resting Rock - not quite half way up, but everyone stops because this is where you can get lemon drops that make the rest of the trip sweet!

Seriously cute.

Dianna, Sid and John

One of the best things about the hike is drinking the spring water directly from the mountain. Everyone made the trek over slippery rocks to get the purist water.

Some of us even went to extremes getting the water. Colin followed directly after John.

After hiking to the spring, we always spend time around a campfire eating tin foil dinners, making s'mores and enjoying the beautiful area. The conversation isn't too bad either!

Well done Grandpa! The fire was great.