Tuesday, March 30, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR THOMAS JAMES...

Husband of one, father of four, son of two, brother of five, very wonderful to us all. xo

Meeting Caro und Martin!

Our faerie penguins!

There is a colony of little faerie penguins out on St Kilda breakwater. Last night, we Ady Ladies biked and scooted out, and saw a dozen dear little penguins. They reminded me of fiddly, vague old ladies, fossicking through their purses looking for their lipstick. Very sweet. We lived near the beaver pond in Meadowbrook  - now we live near the penguin beach in St Kilda. When you visit us, we'll take you to see them!

Friday, March 26, 2010

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY ZACHARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was the last sunset of your being one Zachary! Being two is a lot of fun! Happy birthday!
Love Adys 4!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Story Tree!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Coco's Turn...

"Can you take me to those little boxes you took Eowyn to, the day before her birthday, Mom?"
"Sure! (You can call me Mom in Australia...)"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Well, we're just a LITTLE spoilt...

A refreshing swim after dinner at the beach!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

LOGOS II Reunions!!

I met Kate in Necochea, Argentina 11 years ago, and the last time I saw her in Constantinople (!), Turkey 9 1/2 years ago, until this morning, in the darkness of dawn, a crescent moon and the Southern Cross in the sky, at Brighton Beach! It was SOOOO good to reconnect!!!!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Thank you for being concerned about us and the enormous storm...

This is what the Ady ladies were doing during the haelstrom!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Catching up with dear old friends...


...is a lovely element of my return to Oz. These friends are Mim and Kath Argall, whom I met when I moved to Sydney, aged 17!

I have been feeling very homesick for dear Seattle friends again.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010

Today this lovely sad green lady and I spent lots of time together!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Our newest family member!!!!

Meet 'Kiki', Eowyn's lovebird! She is Eowyn's EIGHTH birthday present! (Bens pronounces eighth 'aith', which I find somewhat amusing!) I had a budgerigar named Kiki, from when  I was 7 until when I was 15. It is so sweet that Eowyn knows that, and chose the name Kiki  too!! I do hope Kiki can cope with the highly energetic love the girls are bestowing upon her!

We are praying for you,  Baker Street Joneses, as you move today! Big transition! Enjoy that back garden!!!!!!!!
Coco is in 'Prep', which in the US would be named Kindergarten, and has Wednesdays off for term 1, which in the US would be called fall quarter. We get to have fun  Coco and Mummy days together, which is really lovely. She is such a delightful person, and I fear that sometimes I don't pay her much attention, in the chaos of  day-to-day life. I think perhaps that I don't pay anybody the attention they deserve. I would like to pay people more such attention. It is as if my default mode is just not paying attention. How does one alter one's default mode??!

Monday, March 01, 2010

A HAPPY AND FULFILLING BIRTHDAY TO YOU, DEAR GIMENA!


I love the way you listen to the magic and wonder Gimena. May your year be filled with both! Love, Meg