Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Clean Up begins!

This Gum Tree fell across our driveway usually where Chris parks his ute! Lucky he decided to leave it parked up the road undercover, otherwise it would have been slightly shorter! This was the first tree to be moved, so we could get out of our driveway.

Tree's Everywhere!

Menacing Monica!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Our Friends House

This is our friends the "Spicers" house. A tree came down crushing their carport causing damage to their car. They are still without power and water.

Trees Down at Jabiru Lake

The New Bush View in our Back Yard

Thank you to all who kept us in your thoughts and prayers. We are all safe and well. Monica arrived about 2am yesterday morning, she lined us up nicely! She hit as a Cat 4 and then weakened to a Cat 3. She lasted for 2 hours before moving on. I had a few "Oh, my god moments!.....but I had to be brave for the kids. Poor Zac was so frightened he almost made himself sick. We were extremely lucky and escaped with no house damage, however outside is a different story! What's that saying "Looks like a Cyclone has hit" We had 5 big trees come down in our yard - one of which hit the roof and has left some nice dents in it. We were lucky and had power back on by 11am, parts of town are still without power or water - so we are lucky! The worst part part of the clean up is the "Green Ants" they are everywhere! There is a chorus of chain saws and mulchers going constantly as they try to clear the roads and get trees off houses. It will probably be months before they can clear the mess! There is no School for the rest of the week, so the kids are most impressed!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Cyclone Monica

We are now on Cyclone Warning as Monica does her little trip around the coast. We are a few hundred kilometres from the coast however with a large Cat 5 system expecting to cross the coast and head straight for us, it is hard to predict what effects we will get. We have done as much cyclone prep as possible and now it is a watch and wait situation.

All is Calm here with only a light shower of rain so far this morning! The kids all want to stay home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! However they are all off to school and if things get worse as the day goes on, they will get an early mark!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Kloe and Jarred

Jarred just wants to be like his big sister Kloe - he wants his teeth to fall out too!

Toothless Kloe

Kloe had a double surprise on Easter Morning as not only had the Easter Bunny been but the tooth fairy also had to make a visit. She lost her 2nd top tooth on Easter Satuday.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

It's Hard Work Being a Puppy!

Anzac out cold on the lounge room floor! Life's tough when your a Pup!

Look What I Got

Jarred was really sick with Tonsilitis on Easter Morning, however he can always manage a smile!

We knew he was really sick when he didn't even want to eat his eggs - chocolate would have to be his favorite.

Kloe with her Barbie Eggs

Kloe was so excited when she woke up and found the Easter Bunny had been, especially when he left her a Barbie Bucket with Easter Eggs inside

The Bunny Has Been!

The Easter Bunny has Been!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Easter Saturday

The painting of Easter Eggs is a big event in our house. The kids spent hours painting their eggs. And then they put all of their Easter things on the table ready for the Easter Bunny.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Comfortable Anzac!

Oh! the things a cute puppy can get away with!
With the rain finally stopping after 2 solid months, today was very warm again - 36 degrees and humid! Anzac decided it was too hot outside and barged his way in and made himself very comfortable in Micaela's room. He wasn't moving for anything!

The New Golf Clubs

This is a very proud Zac with his new Golf Clubs. He saved his pocket money up and was very excited when his golf clubs finally arrived on Tuesday. The road to Darwin has been flooded for the past week, so we have been totally isolated. The only way in or out was by air. Still about .4m of water over the road but at least trucks and 4WD's can now get through.

Enjoying Cupcakes

The best part of cooking is the eating!

Making Cupcakes

Kloe and Jarred making "Face" cupcakes!

I think more lollies got eaten, then went on the cupcakes. They had lot's of fun.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Cool Dude - Don't Touch the HAIR!

Jarred has started wearing his hair spiked. No one is allowed to touch it when it is done.He loves admiring himself in the mirror! The teachers at Kindy tell me he is quite the ladies man, there are twin girls in his class and he has one on each arm!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Toothless Grin

Kloe lost her top tooth at school today. She looks like such a big girl now with her tooth missing.

The Best of Friends

Jarred and Kloe - The Best of Friends