Emma’s 50th Parkrun

Emma’s 50th Parkrun

Today Emma completed her 50th Parkrun event! We are both so proud of her for battling through the cold winter mornings with us to do 5kms every Saturday. Congrats on your 50th Emma! Love Mum & Dad xoxo

Emma’s 11th Birthday

Emma’s 11th Birthday

This weekend we celebrated Emma’s 11th birthday. On Saturday we had a party at Milne Bay, where she invited a few of her friends for a swim. After the party, Emma had 4 friends stay over the night. They camped out in the front yard in a tent. Ryan managed to escape to one of his friends’ house for a sleepover, so the testosterone levels were a little low in the house that night. We hope you had a wonderful…

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Emma & Ryan’s Tree House

Emma & Ryan’s Tree House

Over the weekend, Emma and Ryan came to me with a grand idea. Build a treehouse in the backyard. At first the kids had some grand ideas about the size and functionality of their treehouse. That was before I told them they would need to help build it. One (unsuccessful) plan involved multiple storeys and a subterranean tunnel system into a basement. So after much discussion and a little bit of compromise, we decided on building a simple little platform…

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Emma the Artist!

Emma the Artist!

Emma has always shown a keen interest in drawing, right from a very young age. Lately, she has been studying youtube tutorials on how to draw, and here are some examples of her artwork. Emma made me the Koala, Belinda the cat and Ryan the penguin. I think these are absolutely awesome, especially for her first attempt at these characters. Well done Emma! Can’t wait to see some more. Love Dad

Emma’s 10th Birthday

Emma’s 10th Birthday

Today was a big birthday for Emma as she is now into double digits! The big one, zero. Well, truth be told, I might have made a bit more of it than she did. The realisation that your child is growing up, and doing so so quickly, is one that I imagine most parents go through. Similarly, like me, they probably wish they could both slow time down a bit, but are also excited to watch their child grow into…

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