Friday, January 28, 2011

the things you do on Australia Day..

1. first of all - Lamingtons are a must... sponge cakes cut into squares, dipped in melted chocolate icing then rolled in coconut.

2. you must wear funny hats and pull funny faces.. a few drinks always helps.. [daughter Louisa, mother of Harry & Charlie - and no, the tattoo is not real]

3. you must serve the obligatory lamb sausages and my signature sweet potato dish

4. you play with grandma and have your photo taken...

5. like I said, pull funny faces and act like a total fool..

6. you play with your great grandson [2 generations.. great Nan & great grandson]

7. you play and laugh with Dad [my son Caine with his boys Jack & Tom]

8. you wear Australian stuff.. mostly made in China. [yep, I'm a little Aussie - the littlest of our family - Charlie. He looks like a proud Australian! ]

9. you have photos taken and smile continuously [3 generations]

10. you bring friends to meet the family [the new girl in my son's life - Karen.. a lovely girl. she fits in well.]

11. you cook the above mentioned sausages in the heat.. [my son in law Garth - father of Harry and Charlie.. a lovely gentle man. ]

12. oh lord, did I really put this photo up? but yep... this is me with dutch husband [who, I might add is a naturalized Australian].. [photo played with and altered quite a bit, but we still don't look like Johnny Depp or Michelle Pfeiffer.. this is us in all our glory]

16 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hey, you guys look BETTER than Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer because you look like yourselves! Authentic, proud Aussies!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

What a wonderful holiday! It´s great to be able to know what people do on the other side of the world. We need a day with chocolate covered cake and funny faces. :D

Cheryl@Gingerbread Crafts said...

Looked like you enjoyed the day with your family.

I realised on the day that I had neglected to buy any Chinese made Aussie stuff. Had been thinking of making my own but didn't get around to it.

rebecca said...

you are darling....
indeed.
any and all days.

Serena said...

A lovely way to spend Australia Day, Robyn! I had the kids and Mum and Dad here for lunch...no lamingtons though. lol That sweet potato dish looks divine!

Beautiful family pics...especially like the last one ~ :)

Monique Elisabeth said...

Great pictures !! The boys have grown quite a lot !!
Happy Australia day.
Have a great weekend.

Fire Byrd said...

How lovely that your sons life is in a good place. You must be so pleased.
And I think you and Joe look like the sort of people I'd like to spend time with. Wheras Michelle and Johnny are I guess are just too Hollywood for simple conversation and laughter.
Love;ly post
xx

deb did it said...

this post makes me SMILE so big! What a fun, beautiful family!

Imogen said...

It looks as though the phrase "a good time was had by all" applies here, then! I'm with Paula - we need a chocolate cake and pulling faces holiday over here, too...

Janet said...

What a fun day you had! Love all the family photos....so many smiling, beautiful faces. No need for Michelle and Johnny....they aren't "real" so I'd rather spend time with you and Joe.

Leslie said...

This looks like a great way to celebrate! How fun!

gemma said...

What a good day! Great family photographs. So glad that your son was home and you saw all the children.

Pam said...

Love this post to bits!xxx

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

oh robyn these photos made me smile~its so nice to see your family~and of course you and dutch husband, beautiful people indeed (hugs)

amelia said...

You must be so happy that your son has a nice girlfriend, how do the boys get on with her?
Nothing quite like family time is there? It looks as though you all had a wonderful day together!!

judie said...

Aussie girl, you are having just too much fun! Save me a Lamington please. Just one! Well, maybe two! xoxo

"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)