Sid’s Summer Holiday

Filed under:random — posted by nathaniel & nicole on August 18, 2010 @ 11:30 pm

Greetings from Birchlake

So, thanks to Babba and Popop, Sidonie (real name Nonie, as she insists) and Nat and Nicole, and some friends had a glorious vacation. It started with polka and fish fry and friends (Sarah, Aaron, Little Isaac and Naomi; Jeff, Big Isaac, Jessica, her Mom and Brother and Sister-in-law) where much freestyle dancing and jollification was done; we then all headed off to the Paradise cabin at Birchlake just outside of Tomah in the midwest (sic) of Wisconsin. It was crazy beautiful! 🙂 We swam; ate local fruit and veges, jams and pies; swam some more; made friends; went to see Amish country and learnt a lot about cranberries; swam again; had a lot of braais/barbeques; played board and card games; swam; hung out with the ‘rents (Popop was sadly sick); hung out with Jessica and Isaac, and Yev and Jim; swam and hot tubbed; and, generally had a fantastic time with spectacular company. Before heading home we went further west to La Crosse and had a magnificent tour on the Mississippi, ate Cajun style food in the old part of the town in what used to be the port, and had ice cream in an 80 year-old “malt shoppe”. Once home we extended our holiday for a day and went to the Wisconsin State Fair. Saw lots of animals, did lots of rides at the carnival, and rode a camel. Amazing time (even tho’ madam was a little tired and cranky). So, having run out of superlatives, that is our summer vacation in a nutshell. Hope yours was as good/will be as good (for those in the other hemisphere). Greetings from Birchlake indeed!

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Intimations of a Summer, Thus Far

Filed under:random — posted by nathaniel & nicole on August 3, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

Self Portrait in the Style of Goofy

As Mummy lost the pics for most of June and July, here are a few intimations of my summer of fun and my new skill (hee!) with my new camera! More soon!

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Nonie Turns Four!!!

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Cake

Bowling and presents and cake (twice). What more could a girl ask for? Happy Birthday to me!!!

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A Grrreat Time Was Had By All

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Pirate Growls

Here are some fab pics of our visit with Auntie Dani and Uncle James in NYC in May.

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I pet a lion and feed a giraffe and played with penguins!

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Big Purr

A few belated photos from our SA trip earlier this year. The highlights are Nonie and various wildlife: penguins, giraffes and lions.

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Some Belated Entries and An Apology

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Mark and Monique Get Married on the Beach

A few belated entries now that photos have come in; and a huge apology, as Mummy and the computer and the camera had a run in, and most of the summer of Sidonie 2010 (including her recent visit to NYC, her friend Isaac’s birthday and many, many fun summer activities) have vanished into the place where data goes to die when someone (like Mummy) is a silly goose!

So sorry folks, but we do have some catch up photos and news, most importantly the recent FOURTH birthday celebrations.

So, firstly, congratulations to Monique and Mark!!! All the very best for your new life together and welcome to the family Uncle Mark! 🙂

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image: 'sidonie' by nathaniel stern