Boring old week made fun

Little Boy and I have been bored to tears this week (literally). So we’ve visited old man J and his dog, had a playdate with the cop’s wife and kids and today had another playdate with two little girls who’s parents teach at the early learning centre. It’s fun to see how other families adapt out here and also encouraging to think, ‘Yes! Little Boy will love being a big brother!”. He is an angel at other people’s houses… maybe because they bribe him with banana bread and pancakes.

We drove to Kununurra yesterday and Husband took the helicopter in for a service. As we were driving along the highway, about 150km from home, Little Boy started calling out to something. I thought he was calling out for Spotty, so I reminded him that Spotty can’t run this far, she has to stay with her puppies etc. I finally worked out he was saying “Dad!” when I looked out the window and saw a blue helicopter flying over us! Husband had spotted us from 1000 feet. Little Boy and I beamed with pride for the rest of the drive to Kununurra.

We have another Turkey Creek family member these days. The other pilot that lives with us, M, brought his fiancé, L, out here for the rest of the season. She’s GREAT! Nice to have another female to chat to, cook and keep the toilet seat down.

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Hillsong, Visitors and Tears

We got back from a busy but blessed time in Sydney for Hillsong conference this week. Conference was a delightful mess of jet lag, nap times, empowering speakers and beautiful music. We finished the week off by staying with Husband’s parents in a busy Sydney city street filled with incredible cafes, boutiques and markets. It was tough to leave! The flight between Perth and Kununurra was painfully slow. A combination of a wasted coffee left at the airport, Little Boy extremely overdue for a sleep but amped up on junk food and the disappointment of the final destination was a little too much to handle. I cried. A lot.

When we arrived back in Turkey Creek we were blessed with a visit from Marty’s brother, sister-in-law and sweet niece. We laughed and ate and drank (water for me) with them for 3 nights and were sad again to see them leave for the next leg of their journey.

Today more tears were shed as our 9 little grandbabies (puppies) were taken to Spotty’s (apparent) owner’s house. Having the puppies here was like having 9 little rays of sunshine (or maybe cool breezes!). They’re not weaned yet, so hopefully Spotty gets the memo that her puppies are in a new home across the road.

Below are a few pictures of us all in Sydney. Note Little Boy’s cute winter clothes courtesy of Uncle and Aunty. The last two photos are here in Turkey Creek.

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Baby Scan…It’s a ………

It’s a surprise! Hehe we don’t know baby’s gender but even if we knew, you wouldn’t find it here! We had our half-way morphology ultrasound yesterday in Kununurra. Baby is healthy, beautiful and measuring perfectly. 

An update from last post:

  •  Garlic worked wonders! For those interested, I peel a clove of raw garlic, cut it in half (or small enough to swallow like a pill) and swallow it with orange juice (NEVER water or anything fizzy) and then maybe I eat a choc chip biscuit afterwards just in case (so what?). I’ll be taking it at the first sign of a cold from now on. Even though I felt 100% better the next day, I still swallowed another one just to make sure the bug was out of my system. 
  • After too many messy rescue missions, we’ve relocated the puppies to a 3 man tent. In the move we discovered there were 5 boys and 4 girls. 5 white, 2 black and 2 grey/brown. 9 all together! Little Boy is in love with them but he knows not to touch them unless we help him. Spotty doesn’t sit with her 9 kids in the tent very often. We seem to have had another heat wave this week so her body warmth isn’t needed. 
  • The newest Warmun hip hop video is uploaded on youtube. Click here to watch.
  • We head off to chilly Sydney tomorrow for Hillsong conference. I’m a bit nervous about how to pack for a 10-20 degree drop in temperature. Right now it’s 36 degrees here and 14 degrees in Sydney. I was grateful this morning to get 3 loads of washing dried and folded before 11am! 

 

 

It feels like a long time since we

It feels like a long time since we were in Darwin, but thankfully only a few more weeks until we’re headed to Sydney for Hillsong Conference. I don’t have any photos for this blog as Husband has most on his phone. I’ll put some photos up in the next couple of days. 

Since we’ve been back:

  • We experienced the Warmun Rodeo. We stood behind Grandpa J and got his take on the horses and bulls. Husband and I made running commentaries on what the participants would be thinking before jumping on an angry bull. We could be comedians. 
  • I taught myself to crochet bed socks/slippers. I had a little trouble at first with reading the pattern and somehow turned the ladies size 8 into a baby’s size 5. 
  • Little Boy and I went for our first helicopter flight for the season. He loved every minute of it, even sat still for all 45 minutes (which is a rare thing for a 20 month old). 
  • We’ve been at the Early Learning Centre most days which would explain why Little Boy woke up with a fever this morning. With the amount of snot shared around it was only a matter of time. 
  • Husband has had the privilege of flying the Jetranger for the last few days. It wasn’t the busiest weekend but he still got a good amount of flight time in. I admire his grateful attitude for every flight he gets in any helicopter. Pilot M will be flying in the R44 later on today along with our groceries (yay!). 
  • Belly Baby has been wriggling around furiously inside my tummy which makes it easier to picture the tiny person inside.

I’ve seen on the news its pretty chilly back home! I’m not making anyone jealous in saying its still above 30 degrees here every day. Even night time doesn’t get “cold”, only “cool” The flies are still rampant. I think we’re in for a rude shock when we hit Sydney in the peak of winter!