New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, December 16, 2013

FLOWN THE COOP

Once again we have packed our bags and flown away. This time we flew to Melbourne, hired a car and drove for 2 hrs south to Rye on the Mornington Penninsula. Why?? This is where our daughter's in laws have a beach house and Sonya, Bernie and the grands have flown from LA to be with Bernie's big family for Christmas. We were invited to join them so here we are except we opted out of staying in the beach house with a big, noisy, happy family and chose to stay in a quiet B&B.
It has been cool weather but  it was still fun on the beach, Granddaddy has fun playing with the boys. He hasn't seen them for over a year.
Fox showing Granddaddy how to play cars.
Banjo showing us his shark shirt
Granddaddy showing Fox how to use our P&S camera 

The camera club tutor with his smallest student.

Rye Beach on Port Phillip Bay

A perfect place for little children

29 comments:

  1. Looks like the perfect spot for a family holiday!!! Wish wee were there too x see you soon

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  2. Ah what a lovely holiday with all your family and friends. I love that the Camera Club tutor is able to reciprocate and teach his oldest grandson about photography. Enjoy every minute!

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  3. You can't beat the love of a Granddad can you xx.

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  4. Despite the miles between you I think it is wonderful that you are able to see your grandchildren so often.

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  5. Diane, sounds like a happy Christmas with the family all together. I love the beach shots, it looks so warm. Cute shots of the Fox and Banjo. Have a great time and a Merry Christmas to you and the family.

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  6. It looks a beautiful place to join a big family holiday.

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  7. some beautiful shots there Diane; have fun again with your little ones (and big ones too)

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  8. Banjo and Fox are very lucky children to have a Grandaddy like that and such a loving family and incredibly beautiful place to share. Beautiful images. Hug B

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  9. Precious photos :)
    What lovely in laws your daughter has to invite you both down for Christmas...enjoy as I am sure you will.

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  10. my kind of place to spend the holidays.. beaches rock... i love the pics of granddaddy teaching photography.

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  11. Move over in that cozy B&B. I'm coming down. It's cold here in Mesa AZ. :)

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  12. how awesome they came to your side of the world!

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  13. What a perfect time together for the holidays, and so smart of you to enjoy that quiet B and B! Girl of my own heart!

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  14. That little boy is going to grow up to love photography! Nothing can beat a Granddad that is patient and loving and explains everything to kids. Looks like you are all having a marvelous time. I think it was a wise choice to go, but have a quiet place to retreat to so you could sleep well.

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  15. It looks like a lovely place and a lovely time with the boys.

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  16. Family time and Christmas - just wonderful.
    (Clever girl, staying in a quiet B&B :)

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  17. Super beach pictures.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  18. Happy family celebrating together! What wonderful photos and so nice to know you get to spend the holidays with the grands. I, too, will have all of mine around me this Christmas. We are blessed, aren't we?

    Thanks for the lovely card. It arrived today.

    Happy Christmas!

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  19. Enjoy your Christmas, Diane! Look how much those two darling boys have grown. We know they grow up fast, but it still seems amazing, especially having not seen them in a while.

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  20. What a wonderful Christmas present, time spent with the grandkids I bet granddaddy is very happy to his his boys after so long.

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  21. Sorry about the weather early in the week. Very sorry about the weather later in the week. Nevertheless, plenty to do down there.

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  22. You will enjoy the B&B much more I am sure and oh my how those boys are growing! Grandpa is so very patient and I love those shots forever.

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  23. What a great place to celebrate Christmas with family... AND you two are smart to stay in a B&B.... (We'd choose to do that also!)

    Merry Christmas. Adorable photos...
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  24. How marvelous that you are spending Christmas with your family again. Yes you're smart staying in a B & B. You'll be doing plenty of visiting back and forth. The photos are priceless!

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  25. It looks as if you have a perfect place for a Christmas celebration with your family. I'm glad Bill will have some time with the boys. The beach looks beautiful.

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  26. Looks like an idyllic spot and I don’t blame you for taking the quiet B & B option. Have a lovely Christmas.

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  27. The best Christmas is with little ones! And at the beach, too? Lovely! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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  28. Oh lovely to spend the Holidays with your family. The boys are such a perfect age for Christmas...lovely news.

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  29. You lucky girl, celebrating with a big family all together ! we will be only the five of us. The Dutch inlaws are not celebrating Christmas, and anyway they have never invited us. Except the mother once before Toby's birth.

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