Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Well, after going crazy in the party section of
Spotlight in Darwin, we were all armed
with crazy headgear, leggings, face paint,
gloves, tiaras etc.
So, back in Katherine,
 in fine style we made our way into town
and tried to make a statement.
I don't know what kind of statement,
but that's not the point.
Unfortunately, there wasn't as many
people in town that particular day,
but we still got some 'looks' and laughs.
Here are the girls checking the mail
And Maddy with her very yellow and large glasses
And Abbi talking to her workmates at Brumby's
Her boss was so kind as to give us all come
 chocolate ├ęclairs to devour while we shopped.
Shopping in style!

Self Explanatory :)
Emilee with her Joey in tow.

Goofing off on an old train in Katherine
All dressed up for church
Before we dropped the girls off in Darwin,
we went to the Wave Lagoon down
on the esplanade. Great fun!
Just like a real beach, but without the
Northern Territory Crocs!
 And that will about do it for now.
Hope you enjoyed the pics.
And a HUGE thanks for Linet, Jasmin and India
for coming and making Lauren's birthday so
special and adding another 3 females
to our household to add to the bedlam
already present here!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

An update on the weather
The water level ended up reaching
just over 13m so we've had our
rain excitement for the year now.
I have so many pictures I'd like to post as so much has been
going on lately, so I'll start with some of 'Star'.
Sometimes, she 'helps out' with Emilee's Maths!
She needs to use the calculator tho.
Other times, she just likes to look cute.
Seeing she really is going to be a Star,
(she's on Facebook and is soon to be in
Jo's new recipe book),
she's working on melting everyone's heart.
Apart from the times when she's scratching you with
her deadly paws because she wants to get down.
Yes, she can hop now!

And, much to Emilee's horror (when she finds out I've
posted this picture), here is a lovely photo
taken by Linet when she was here.

On to other things.......
I was able to go with Dave out to Timber Creek last week
on a routine run that turned out pretty exciting.
We got stopped at a creek waiting for it to go down,
for 2 hours, along with a bunch of others.
 Trucks, locals, tourists and yes.....idiots!! 
The picture below made it to the Northern Territory News.
I took a video of this idiot crossing the flooded bridge
and nearly getting swept away in the process.
We were able to get across once it was down to just under a metre.
Along the way we saw some beautiful scenery.
There were some awesome red cliffs with waterfalls
cascading over them. Wow!
At the roadhouse at Timber Creek, the owner made us
a burger with the lot for our long journey home.

We went through a lot of water on the way home
and some torrential rain, but it was great.
I only took just over 400 photos!


Enough about the weather, and onto
Lauren's 18th Birthday!
With 3 extra teenagers in the house, and girls at that,
life was very crazy, noisy, and giggly for a week!
Our girls often sit on the end of our bed
(or on it) to chat to us at night, but now there was a crowd!
Dave didn't mind so much as he now had 3 extra slaves!
Vegemite toast and a glass of water was ordered.
Well.....that meant a few cups of water and
toast cut into tiny pieces, each on their own
little piece of paper towel!

And this was only the beginning of craziness. All in all, we had
a great time as you will see with my next post,
when I sort out the 600+ photos took of Lauren's Bday week!




Oh, and this is too cute to miss