We are terrible at updating this blog! We seem to have had something going on everyday, and the time has just gotten away from us. But, here it is....the latest news from Aus!
Since our last post, we've done so much!
My friend, Sarah organized a little get together for some of the ladies I taught with at my school in Aus. It was such a lovely surprise. It was great to spend time with all the babies!
|Spencer meeting his Great Grandma|
On July 14th we had a party here at the Piggott House for Brett's family and close family friends. The purpose of this was so Spencer and I could meet everyone, and so Brett could also have all his important people all together for the first time in a long time. It was a great day. Spence and I met so many wonderful people. Brett is a very loved guy and I'm lucky to have such lovely people in our Aussie world.
|Spencer entertained the crowd with his amazing jumping skills.|
|Uncle Roy, on the left, brought some "yummy" critters to eat. :/|
|Uncle Roy's marron wandering the lawn.|
Brett's parents had two weeks off with us and his sister, Julia joined us for the second week as well. Our first grand adventure together was to Big Swamp, a wildlife reserve with birds, wallabies and KANGAROOS! Brett's cousin-in-law, Jodi and her daughter (Brett's second cousin?...Spencer's second cousin?), Chloe also came along. I was so excited. I couldn't wait for Spencer to have his first look at Kangaroos. And the boy didn't disappoint! He loooooved it. He giggled and reached out to touch them. He was so curious and happy. It was just heart melting to hear him laugh at the friendly roos as I fed them with him cuddled in my lap. He enjoyed seeing all the birds as well. Some were friendly enough to land on us for some birdseed. Graeme, however, managed to find a naughty little parrot who was a bit of a carnivore. Ouch! I have to admit, I loved seeing all the animals as much as Spencer did. It was a great day.
|Spencer is not happy that Daddy ditched him to look at the wombat.|
Our next adventure was to Gnomesville. From what I understand, Gnomesville started when someone left a garden gnome or two at the side of an intersection. Then someone added more. And someone else added more. And now it is just way out of control with thousands of gnomes and other things left there. We, of course, needed our own gnomes. So the day before, Julia and I bought gnomes and spent the evening painting them. Little did we know that were also installing our own gnome protection device, since the paint didn't dry at all, and when we went to gnomesville the next day we carefully placed our still wet gnomes, took photos, and then left them there knowing that if anyone tried to mess with out gnomes they would get a handful of paint. Haha! Anyway, gnomesville was awesome. Bizarre, but awesome. We followed this strange experience up with a little lunch beside a nearby field. Here, Spencer got his first close look at cows.
|Our gnomes! Wet paint and all!|
|Our picnic spot. Here is our coffee man!|
On another day we went to Wellington Dam and Honeymoon Pool. They are very beautiful, scenic areas. Great spots for photos!
|This is what happens when you ask a brother and sister to cuddle up for a photo.|
So there's a quick update for ya. It's not a complete recount of everything we've done, but it'll do! We'll try to be better at this blogging thing.
|Spencer and Julia's cat having a stare-down.|
|Spencer's newest love...Julia's iphone. He looooves the music and it's pretty tasty too.|