Monday, October 1, 2018

September: Birthday, heights and no ducklings... yet

Here's some September photos for your viewing pleasure:

Still no ducklings.  By my calculations, they should have hatched four days ago, but I guess I was wrong.  I suppose that "35 days" is when they're in an incubator with perfectly regulated temperature and humidity. I really wanted to show you a pic of a day-old duckling, because, I mean, what's cuter than that?  But as of my writing this, four of the eggs have only just pipped (the first hole through the shell) this morning.  It could be another 24-48 hours.



"Baaa!"
 


We scheduled a trip to the dentist over the school break.


We have a new six-year-old in the house!  
 
Caleb had a Lego Ninjago-themed birthday party.
 

The balloon swords at Greg's party were a hit, so we carried that over to Caleb's party as well.
 


I was happy that Caleb decided last minute to do the green ninja and not the red one, because red frosting doesn't taste as good.


...and what good is a Lego birthday without some new Lego to play with?

 


Brian and I attended the wedding of two PNG colleagues.




 The new cherry picker that Brian ordered for his department finally arrived, so one weekend Brian took the kids down to try it out.  It goes a lot higher than the old one!





A view from up in the cherry picker.  You can't see our house from here, but if you follow that road up the hill until it turns to the right, you'll find our house.  This is Brian's daily commute up and down the hill.