Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Only in America........

......are people so kind and hospitable?

This morning (Primary Carer Day 2) there was a knock at the door (cue Men at Work). And there was a delivery man with a huge thing, for us!

What can it be?
Not quite flowers.

Closer inspection revealed an "Edible Arrangement", a welcoming gift from Lorena, one of Jo and Jac's work chums who took us birdwatching on our first visit. What a lovely thing to do.

The Edible Arrangement!
Thanks, Lorena.

We are developing our baby-wrangling skills (he's asleep as I write), and for most of the time everyone seems happy. We've been having a short walk with Marty in the frontpack in the mornings while it's still bearable outside, then feed-play-sleep on a reasonable regular cycle. Jean found enough space to bake bread and Anzac biscuits this morning, and I've been able to get a couple of jobs done too. Hopefully a routine is developing.

This babysitting is a breeze!
(But who photographs the grizzley times?)


  1. Haha I love it! Is that cabbage decorating the base?? And why a mighty handsome basil plant that appears to be growing out the top!

    Lovely to be able to see the Roo vicariously while at work.

  2. There will be no worries about obtaining those child rearing skills. It's a bit like riding a bike, once you master it, it is something that is retained. You have done a fantastic job with your own children, and grandsons, so it will be a breeze, that is until the screams come and you wonder why on earth he is doing that.

    As for the "flowers", how amazing. Why has this kind of thing not caught on in Australia. Very thoughtful.

    Thanks again for the updates and also the kind of photo's that Jac does not take.

    Hope your days are happy and not too stressful.

  3. Wow, love the edible arrangement although me and my friend at work are wondering how on earth you're meant to eat it all as it looks as if it'll all dry up quickly as there are no skins on the fruits. It is such a lovely gift though and very unusual!
    That picture of Marty and Jeanie is really sweet!
    Andrea x

  4. Andrea: it was all wrapped up in cellophane and has kept quite well over night in the fridge, at least what was left of it!