NZ Land Logs 36, Year 2: Thinking of Kids
Date: Monday, March 26, 2007
Weather Today: Mostly Cloudy; Periods of Sprinkles
Location: Whangarei, New Zealand

We are back home on Windbird now and immediately our thoughts turned to our kids. Heather, Jed, and Sam and still trying to find a rhythm that works for them. That beautiful grandson of ours is 65 days old today. We last saw him on Day 28 and he has really changed in the intervening five weeks. He is a little chub weighing in at over twelve pounds, but he is a demanding baby and is driving his parents crazy. We talked via Skype today and got to see Sam sleeping in the sling that wraps him next to his momma. He is really a cutie. Hopefully he will decide on some sort of schedule soon and give mommy and daddy a little relief. I’ve included a few pictures of him in the first week of his third month at the end of the log. We didn’t talk to Justin today, but we have been communicating back and forth via email as he manages our website and helps us when we have problems. We are also enjoying checking in on his blog on the web and seeing the pictures of him and of Jo in their new apartment in Venice, California. I’ve also included a few pictures of them and of Freckles with this log. Soon our thoughts must turn to planning for our departure from New Zealand, but for now we are just enjoying being home and thinking of our kids.

We have been away from Windbird for over three months and have been so busy for all of that time that we have hardly thought about the upcoming cruising season. Many of the boats here have already been out of the water to do the necessary bottom painting and are getting ready to go. With all of the boat activity now that we are back here, it is going to be harder and harder to think of anything else. Marie on Ranger, our next door neighbor, has arranged a sharing session on Wednesday. We will all bring our charts and cruising guides that we have for the western Pacific to share. Today Camdeboo headed out, and before long many boats will be heading north. Tomorrow we will get organized and figure out exactly what we need to do and after the meeting on Wednesday, we will get serious about planning for a new season.

070326 Web Pics–Kid Update