Charles brought him up to show us. The feathery curls have gone and now he is a little boy instead of a baby.
Grandad admires it - but William is not sure what all the fuss is about!
BONNIE HAS A BIRTHDAY
On Friday, Bonnie had a special birthday - with a surprise party!I think she was genuinely surprised when she walked into the Restaurant to see 70 or 80 of her friends there!
It was a lovely party, with lots of familiar faces, laughter and good reminiscencesBonnie with daughter Karenne and the chef - and a wonderful birthday cake, big enough to feed us all.
A happy moment with daughter Marylin and with Julie
PETER GOES AWAY
Peter has been talking about it and planning for it for a long while, but the day finally arrived. Peter is off to do something different with his life. He is not sure exactly what it will be, but he would like to do a stint in the mines, and hopefully have some new experiences and save some money!
It was sad saying goodbye to Mitti, who will miss him terribly. In fact, we all will.
At the airport with godmother Brenda.
We wait to see Peter board the plane.
ON SUNDAY IT WAS MOTHERS' DAY
We all gathered at the Homestead Restaurant. There were two empty chairs - one for Peter, and one for Brandt, who took the opportunity (while the plane fares were cheap) to go and collect more of their stuff from Noosa, and to spend Mothers' Day with his own Mum. But it was lovely to have Marie join us. Marie has no children of her own, but is a wonderful inspiration and guiding figure to us all.Tina nurses William while his mum eats her meal. The green gecko on his cheek is his first "face painting, but I think he may be blissfully unaware of it!William is keen to learn to use the proper implements, and is already very fond of chips and tomato sauce!!!But he finds it takes ages to spear them with the fork, so he goes back to his favourite occupation of "dipping!"
Gosh our boy is really growing up, we are looking forward to seeing him in June all going well.
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