Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday night with the Kleyns from America

On Sunday night we got together at Veronica and Roy's to meet Nicholas and his three kids, Lynette, Peter and Susan, that are in WA for 3 days before they head off to Tassie on Tuesday.
Was a nice night and great to put some faces to the names of our cousins in America.

From left to right: Kayla, Rachel, Emma (hiding behind Rachel), Susan, Peter, Lynette, Aloise, Charlene and Rod.

Nick, Roy, John, Susan, Mum and Tonya

Brent, John and Brady...and Riley fast asleep in his favourite spot! :-)

Tiara, Hayley and Zara playing nicely

Susan giving Riley cuddles

Hayley chatting to Mum

Nick, Tim and John talking planes!

Aloise re-living her wedding day :-)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Saturday Afternoon Bonfire

Today we had Eric & Sonja, Issac and Amaya and also Tony & Beck, Ashlyn and Ebony come over for the afternoon for a bonfire and bbq.Was a full house with now 6 kids all 3 and under! The kids provided us with plenty of entertainment...and noise!! but was cute to watch the cousins having fun together :-)

The 3 oldest cousins, Ashlyn, Hayley and Isaac

Having fun outside playing in the sand

Isaac having a go at riding the "horse" but judging by the girls faces they seem to be thinking he is doing it all wrong!

Now this is how we do it...

Now off to check out the real horses!

Isaac chatting to Shorty

Hayley and Starlike, which according to Hayley is her horse! Shorty is too small apparently so he is now Riley's horse, she's a big girl so she needs a big horse! haha I'm thinking she can stick with the ponies a wee bit longer!!

Tony standing near the woodpile while the other boys were collecting more sticks from next door's property.

Getting the fire started, Isaac was all girled out so went and joined the boys!

Love this father and son shot that Sonja took of Eric and Isaac

Go Tony!! Sam the neighbour joined them for a bit

We had a bbq but had to eat inside as it was too cold and wet out.

Riley is 7.5wks and Amaya nearly 5mths.

The 3 youngest cousins, Riley, Amaya and Ebony, the dads are a bit camera shy!! :-)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Our little man

Riley having cuddles with his Dad

The joys of having an older sister hehe next it will be makeup!!!

Hayley getting smiles out of Riley

Riley in his carseat for the first time. He's a lot happier in the car now then when he was in the capsule. So far there has been no more car trips with him crying the whole way, we're hoping it stays like that!! This photo really shows up his different colour eyes.

Little Miss Independent

We were wondering how come Hayley was happily munching on a lolly that John had put on the top shelf of the pantry out of reach so John followed her to the kitchen and caught her in the act...

 what shall I get?

Whoops...caught out!!

Who needs parents when you're an independant 3 year old that can take care of yourself?? :-)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Retaining wall

On the last long weekend our neighbour came over with his bobcat and worked with John to finish the final stage of the retaining wall behind the garage.

The first row of rocks

The end product, not quite finished, but the rest of the work John should be able to do by himself without the bobcat. Steps are going to be added where the sand pile is.
Next job will be the lawn around the house and maybe one day, hopefully soon, a patio!

The supervisors...


and Oakey