A few days ago we became grandparents again...
A big welcome to little boy twins!
Mum and Dad are our Sydney-sider son and his Irish wife.
Long-term readers will remember we went to Ireland in 2016 for their wedding, along with Young Aussie who is now a big brother.
Aussie is over the moon to have not one, but two little brothers.
To add to the excitement, today is Father's Day in Australia, and the little footprints above were on cards presented to their Daddy from the twins, in the icu unit of the hospital.
The twins were born about 8-9 weeks early, and will be in special care for some time. However, they are doing really well, and learning to breath and eat and recognize their parents.
Their theme song is Twinkle Twinkle little star....
something which began after I found this fabric to make baby wraps:
Young Aussie came to see us yesterday.
Here he is with Papa Cardinal whacking a few balls in the garden..
He still likes the occasional piano lesson, and asked me to teach him Beethoven's Fifth Symphony!!
I found this simple version and after about 20 minutes he was managing it:
Last week Aussie turned eleven, and we visited him and his pet chickens:
They are all fluffy, so all have names beginning with F...
In other news, we celebrated Father's Day today with a picnic for Mr Cardinal, now the grandfather of five boys ....
We sat on our favourite spot beside the Brisbane River, always lovely to watch the pelicans, ducks, and canoes...
I made a rustic berry tart - very rustic, but delicious.
Chicken and champagne may also have been consumed...
And continued our explorations of interesting hinterland towns with a drive to Rosewood. The Rising Sun Hotel has been a gorgeous building in its day and is heritage listed. So sad that it is in a state of decay..
It is one of Australia's finest wooden churches.
Loved this old wooden seat in the grounds...
It is a sad fate of many regional towns, once prosperous, which go into decline when by-passed by highways, and when industries fade away..
We were also intrigued by the fading beauty of this large house 'Glendalough' built in the early twentieth century by a local politician and businessman, who built to impress.
It has many fascinating and quirky architectural elements, and appears to have been built in three stages.
The house is Heritage listed, but is in a sad state of neglect.
It could be a wonderful tourist attraction, but of course would need a large injection of funds.
I found this picture of Glendalough in better days:
|Glendalough - Google image|
Surprise from our vegetable pots: The last of the capsicum plants actually produced fruit. Twins. The same day the little identical twin boys arrived.
Isn't that spooky?