Brisbane, QLD

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


After five weeks in California we have arrived home. It sure is a long way. 16 hours flying time and 6 hours hanging around airports. I found it difficult to blog while carrying out grandparent duties in L.A., so I hope you'll forgive me for not visiting your blogs in that time. We went to help out our daughter, Sonya, when she gave birth to our second grandson.
 Granddaddy goes to sleep on the job.

 Beautiful Banjo, its time for your first bath.

 "Can I watch?" asks big brother, Fox.

 So Mummy and Papa stand Fox on a step ladder so he can see Banjo having a bath in a special tub in the kitchen sink.

Proud Mum and Papa check out a newborn rash and hope that it will soon clear up, which it did. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Fox will be turning 2 on Sunday, so he is rehearsing singing Happy Birthday and blowing out a candle.



Only an actor would get his son to rehearse for the event.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Because we live so far away from our grandson Fox we don't often get time to play with him so we are enjoying doing it now while we are visiting him in LA.
 We go to the park to play everyday.

 Sometimes we play cars on the carpet. Fox just loves emergency vehicles, except he calls them 'Neee Nawww Toot Toots.'

 Sometimes he bumps his head and then only Mummy will do.

When mummy and bubba Banjo are asleep we play quietly with Granddaddy, watching Fireman Sam. Fox's uncle David composed the music for Fireman Sam.

Sometimes we play in the back yard. 

 Sometimes we play on our iPads.

Sometimes we play 'This Little Piggy" on Grandma's bed.

Sometimes we sing and melt Grandma's and Granddaddy's heart.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


We are getting the hang of being Grandparents.
We go to the park.....

 then onto the Grove mall....

 where Fox shows us where the 'yo yo' shop is (frozen yogurt).....

and Granddaddy finds a coffee shop. Then home for lunch and a sleep.

In the afternoon we play in the back yard.

(photos by Bill's phone.)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


 Banjo comes home at one day old.

 Proud Papa with his boys.

 "Look at his little fingers."

A kiss for bubby.

After two hours in the park its home again home again jiggety jig.