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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!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Abbey's 1st Birthday

Above: Abbey & cake
Below: The cake - mint choc ice cream no less....

Above: Opening presents, well Maia is anyway!
Below: Cup cakes!!!

Above: The joey
Below: The other joey - different from above mammal due to
lack of pouch & unsavoury eating habits

Above: Abbey on her faithful steed waving to the throng
Below: Chelsea enjoying the river
We celebrated Abbey's first birthday on Saturday (actual birthday not until tuesday), which was a great event - mostly due to Kylie and Stacey's cooking skills - see pics for examples! Abbey has been a bit sick but she made an appearance to keep the crowd happy. Stacey, Chelsea and Elliot are staying with us at the moment, so apart from everyone getting sick it has been fun!! We had an orphan red kangaroo joey dropped into the house tonight. We played animal carers for an hour until we palmed it off to the wildcare mob. 2 babies plus one other child is probably all we can handle at the moment, not to mention the dogs were pacing the backyard licking their lips waiting for a snack.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A year of change

I made 'Larry the Lion' for my friend Jodie's son Jacob's birthday... and I'm pretty excited that it worked out!!

Alison at Rainbow Valley

Abbey and Pop

Hi all, long time no post so will add a couple of photos from Phil's family's visit because there is a gorgeous one of Bruce and Abbey + a couple with her toy library toys which have been a big hit. Coming soon.... the big 1st birthday pics!! Can you believe it has been a year? I've been reflecting heaps of this last year, the good, the bad and the absolutely amazing - feeling a bit sad that the years will now fly by and that we no longer have a baby, but a little girl.... I feel like I should be preparing for her 21st speech already :(

In case you're not on facebook, here is a link to an album of Abbey which has a few highlights from the last year: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=35741&id=606507337&l=50e99aef92