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We both live at Simpsons Gap in the West Macdonnell National Park, Central Australia, the best spot in the NT! Our blog is for friends and family to see how we are going, and to share in what we have been up to throughout the year. Please leave us a comment, and we hope you enjoy!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Abbey is 4 months old

Abbey turned 4 months old yesterday. She is learning to grab things with her hands now and is loving looking around her surroundings. She is also sleeping great - last 4 nights she was only up once!! Needless to say we are enjoying this new phase a whole lot more, especially as she becomes more interactive. It's only 3 weeks unitl we start our xmas holidays - can't wait to see everyone, although I know who will get the most attention. Luckily we will receive $1000 from the Govt before xmas to 'stimulate' the economy (or in our case, put it in the bank where there will be no stimulating taking place without our permission thankyou very much). At least beer and cigarette sales will be up across the country (only joking).

1. Simpsons Gap before another storm

2. Abbey eating her fingers as an entree

3. Abbey sharing a joke with her dad

Sunday, November 16, 2008

More Rain

Well it rained pretty solid all last night and we woke up to Roe Creek flowing for the second time in a week. This time Kylie and I both had a swim on the tyre tubes - great fun! The dogs also are loving all the water that is around. Unfortunately the rain has destroyed a walking track on the park which means more work for me... We are also 'cutt off' from town which isn't necessarily a bad thing! All the other major creeks and rivers are in flow around the region - the Todd, Hugh, Jay Ck etc... If only there was water all the time, I'd definitely buy a kayak.

Above: Roe Ck over the road into Simpsons Gap
Below: Flooded River Red Gums

Above: Kylie going for a float
Below: At the Gap

Saturday, November 08, 2008

A drop of rain

The dam near our house

The remains of the Roe Creek flood waters coming out of Simpsons Gap

Well you might have heard(?!) that the mighty Todd River was in full flood today, but more importantly so was Roe Creek just out the back of our place. Unfortunately it was bank to bank during the night and by the time we got photos in the morning it had gone down quite a bit. Nonetheless Phil got some pretty good pics and we all (me, Phil, Abbey, Harry and Lucy) went down for a beer, biscuits and cheese at the dam which was pretty cool. Oh yeah, and some more Abbey photos for good measure :)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

An Abbey Update

Hi all, just wanted to share a cute photo that one of the mum's from my mum's group took of Abbey with her son Fraser at the pool. They both have rosy cheeks because it is pretty hot.

We're going pretty well, Abbey has just come out of some pretty horror bursts of crying including one night where Phil and I got about 2-3hrs of sleep. Hopefully that's over for a while at least!

She rolled over last weekend which was pretty cool... she did it twice in one day and then hasn't done it since :) We are REALLY looking forward to going down south in about 6 weeks time for a drive along the Great Ocean Road and some time with family in Bendigo and Albury. I think everyone will love seeing Abbey a bit more interactive (and heavy!)... some excited uncle's, aunties and great grandparents will be seeing her for the first time, yay!