Thursday, January 18, 2007

One last trip to the beach!

I whinged until Heidi said we could go to the beach one last time. The waves at Coogee were a blast. Everyone enjoyed one last splash!

Adam's Farwell Party

Charlee couldn't get away with a party without Adam getting one so Harry, Lachlan, Liam and eventually Ethan came over for a boys' bash!

A Goodbye Barbie!

We wanted to say thank you to Donna Betcher for the wonderful year in her home by inviting her to dinner. One thing led to another and next thing you know we had 17 people over for a barbie! The Salemes and the Weeks joined Donna, Alex and Donna's mom Nancy for a relaxing evening.

Beth Weeks is a cutie!

Anne Weeks made a Lamington cake for Donna's birthday and a Canadian cake for Charlee's birthday! (Oh ya and a sticky date cake for me! Yum!)

Alex Betcher had no problem making himself at home - wait a second, he is at home! Joined by Kevin Weeks and Adam.

Bernadette Saleme, Nancy Uren, Heidi, Donna Betcher and Anne Weeks gabbed all night long.

We've made some wonderful friends in Australia and the Weeks and Salemes are no exceptions. From talking to other exchange teachers, I think we were lucky to get to know the Betchers as well as we did. Communication was the key and the exchange was a perfect match!

Sydney One Last Time!

We love walking Sydney. As usual, we took the train to Hyde Park where we walked through the war memorial at one end to the Water Fountain at the other end.

The DiNuccis were in town so we decided to catch the ferry to Manly Beach which gives amazing views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and all the inlets in the harbour itself.

One last look at the Opera House!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Fomins get a pool!

Alyssa, Adam, Alexander, Sophie and Charlee chowin' down.

Nick and Mara enjoying their new pool.

Heidi and Mara taking a dip.

Charlee and Adam's last Nippers!

What a fun Aussie experience!

Charlee hanging out with Sydney, Kiley and Morganne (from Seattle).

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Jamberoo Waterpark

We travelled to Jamberoo Waterpark 1.5 hours south of Sydney on Saturday for Harry's 8th birthday party. The Fuellings, Mackys and Graces had a fun and wet day.

Rupert enjoying a dog!

Cool dudes - Luke, Harry, Adam and Ethan.

Brittany, Charlee, Ebony and Kate had a blast.

Birthday cake!

Dave, Leanne, Harry, Ebony and Rupert Fuelling
Andrew, Natalie, Brittany, Ethan Macky
Kate Betcher
The Graces