Thursday, August 1, 2013

Random bits around Canberra

Now, since our time is growing short, we're going to zoom through what's been going on in Canberra over the last couple of months. Get ready... and here we go!

Laurel's good friend Alex came to town, so we had brunch, the best meal of the day. Laurel and Alex studied abroad together in Finland while they were both in university. Amazingly, Alex studied at University of Canberra. Not so amazingly, she got a job in Sydney about six months after we moved here so we don't get to see her nearly as much as we'd like, but any time we can, it's great!

Olivia had her 23rd brithday! We made her a delicious gluten free chocolate cake to celebrate! Also, we had a Mexican themed fajita night complete with margaritas. Mmmm...

Her work (Keith!) threw her a birthday barbecue. It was cold but a lot of fun!

Greg's mom sent us some plastic goblets, which we took to Olivia's birthday barbeque. Immy was super excited to have new toys to play with.

One of the benefits of having Olivia live with us is that we had opportunities to go on date nights.  Well, six months after she got here, we finally took advantage of it. We went to probably our favorite restaurant, and previous blog participant, Banana Leaf. It's Sri Lankan and so delicious. Here's Greg enjoying his rotti with fish curry.

Laurel looking beautiful in her red dress enjoys a selection of curries. It's her favorite kind of meal, one with lots of different things on one plate.

We should do this more often.

Imogen is so big now. She just wants to run everywhere all the time. If we'd let her, she'd just hold on to our fingers and run from end of the house and back again all day. Go baby go!

Greg loves dinosaurs. This is known. When we discovered that Canberra was home to the National Dinosaur Museum, Greg earmarked it as a must-do father-daughter activity. Never mind she's probably still years away from truly embracing the dinosaur loving lifestyle (which she will, because they are awesome), we made sure to hit it up before we left. Best. Day. Ever. This, baby girl, is a stegosaurus. He eats plants, and needs the spiky tail and armor plates on his back to keep him safe from roving carnivores. He is also awesome.

Easily the greatest rubbish bin of all time.

Oh no baby girl! That dinosaur is going to eat you!

Diplodocus, this is Imogen. Imogen, meet Diplodocus.

She had a pretty great time, almost as great of a time as her dad. Father-daughter days are the best.

So, that's a real quick run down of some of the things we've been up to. Next stop is our last vacation in Australia. Can't believe it's almost over!

1 comment:

  1. She's getting so big, and SO very cute!! We must have a get together when you get back! Bekah