On Friday, Dec 11 we left the Rowlings and headed to Burne to stay with my brother Dion, his wife Kay and their five kids - Josh, Allister, Paige, Piper and Savannah. Owen quickly made friends with Savannah who is just 3 months older than he is. They were like two monkeys up to mishief together!! Ella and Piper had fun together and I had a great time playing games with Josh, Allister and Paige.
The last time we were home three years ago I played Settlers of Catan with Allister and Josh. This time we played Ticket to Ride and Starfarers of Catan. Three years on and Josh and Allister were much improved players and hard to beat! Allister won Ticket to Ride and should have won Starfarers of Catan also, but they let me (as the 1st time player) re-roll the dice and I ended up winning with a 4 point streak at the end.
I remeber my brother Dion playing rough with his boys when they were little. He had some good practice over the weekend swinging the kids by their feet and throwing them onto the trampoline.
Piper and Ella.
Dion swinging Ella