Friday, 26 December 2014

Happy Birthday Elliot

Once again, it has been a while since we've celebrated Elliot's birthday at home! In the past years, the lucky child has celebrated Christmas in New York, the French Alps and the Caribbean! It was time to resurrect the traditional boxing day BBQ at the Albany's. Malcolm has painstakingly prepared satay skewers of all sorts...pork, beef, chicken, kangaroo, duck. Elliot has had a great year achieving in sports and music as well as scoring the role of the scarecrow in the Yr 6 productions of the Wizard of Oz! Here's to a great start to high school Elliot!

Elliot 12 years ago...

Satay round 2!
The year 6 production of the Wizard of Oz. Elliot scored the role of the scarescrow!

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas

It has been a while since we've celebrated Christmas at home. With Malcolm's mother in hospital after spinal surgery, the celebration was low key but special nonetheless. A family lunch at Brian's consisting of food brought back from Jakarta as well as home made satay was not what you'd call traditional Christmas fare but it was no less delicious. what we have with the birth of Jesus

We've finally managed to find the more pieces for our nativity set

I guess the message got through...

But presents are still a part of Christmas!

A new game!

What every girl needs... matching golf clubs with Dad but in pink!

Books for the bookworm!

Presents round 2!

Time for Christmas lunch...satay!

Food direct from Jakarta

Even Dad got an awesome present

Oma is ready to use the lap pool

It fits!

Hey that's my bike!

The family get together