Thursday, August 30, 2012

One Year Anniversary

We have officially been in Australia for one year.  Here are some of my favorite Aussie photos to celebrate.
 "Brush Turkey"
Aussie's don't think much of these birds, but I love the bright yellow color. (or I should write 'colour')
 Lorikeets.  These birds are EVERYWHERE and they make me smile every time I see them.

Ibis.  In ancient Egypt these birds are considered sacred.  Here they are know as 'rubbish birds' because they will hang out at 'tipping stations' (garbage dumps).  I like them because they look so scraggly and weird.  They also remind me of my Missy dog because they are pretty large, but they will try to be 'dainty' and hop into little tiny bird baths.

 Cotton Tree Park across the street from our apartment where the kids play after school.

 The bay across the street from our apartment.  I love sitting on my balcony listening to the waves.

 Our apartment building.

 We can never be permanent residents here because we can't figure out the difference between footy and rugby.  The balls are different.  This is all I know.

 I was meant to live by the ocean.

 Kookaburra.  My favorite bird of all time.

 I need to cuddle some more koalas before we leave.

 Mum and Joey.  It doesn't get much cuter than that.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Snapshots from the last month

 The kids have been back in school this past month and winter is almost over. Here's a look at what we have been up to.

 Jessica's 'steam punk' creation for art class.

 Jonathan has such a great smile!!

 Visiting the Motorcycle Museum

 Alyssa keeps us laughing.


 View from our back balcony. 

 We are coming up on our one year anniversary of living in Australia.  I can't believe how fast this year has gone by.