Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Xmas Decorating in Australia!

These are some gingerbread cookies I made for the Christmas market that Marnie put on, and some of the decorations we made with the kids. It really got us into the Christmas mood!


Small Kimi!

Playing with light


Testing our ability

We went to the science centre in Brisbane to have a little fun on one of our rainy days.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Australian Favorites

The Sunshine Coast

Prawns for dinner!

Me at the beach

A view of the city from Paddington

The city of Brisbane

A cool sculpture I found at the Gold coast. Its is made of several found objects cast in metal. 

Just had to throw this one in here. Australia isn't as sunny as I was let to believe. It rained about 75% of the time.

Zara in her cute tutu 

Looking for activities with the girls on a rainy day. Lily has her pink Ellie, and Zara has Blue Dog

A cool art installation representing city growth and engineering for kids, at the state library

Water park at South Beach, a beach in the city!

Cool girl Lily

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Family in Australia




I have the lovely pleasure of staying with some of Kimi's friends while in Australia and the experience is rather different from backpacking. Their 3 girls are always around for cuddles (even when they sneak into your bed at 4:30am), their 2 puppies love a good pat and you can easily get lost in the crazy world of make believe and toys. Today is the last day of school for the kids, so next week should be exciting...