Saturday, September 06, 2014


These are just some photos off our porch
coconut tree blossoms
the coconut tree
A willy wagtail bird on its nest - in the tree right off our porch. Jamie even saw the babies on the day we left!
a wave
looking out to the ocean

Friday, September 05, 2014

water fun

Thad had recently gotten some small sea creatures. We brought them along, and pulled them out one morning for the kiddos to play with in some basins of water. It was great that they could splash all they wanted and it was warm enough that it just felt good until it dried!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

early morning fishing

We recently took a vacation to the coastal town of Madang. The kiddos woke up early pretty much every morning. But on this first morning, just Thad woke up as the sun was rising so Jamie took him out for some early morning fishing.
As you can tell, the place that we stayed was pretty close to the ocean with some beautiful views and nice sea breezes.
heading out together
beautiful sunrise!
the fishermen
You can't tell, but there are some pretty big rock/coral just past the grass. It just drops off from there to the water, so it's not really a place you can take small kiddos swimming.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014


We got some new dress-up clothes in a package recently. Had some trouble getting a smile out of the 4-year-old without some silliness though!
do I HAVE to smile??