.......and then it was 2014!

Happy New Year from Rurutu! 
Ia ora na i te matahiti api 2014! 
Hold on, my last post was for halloween, and somehow we're already well into the first week of january 2014! How did that happen?
We've completely skipped Amaiterai's 10 months (out longer than he was in!), his first six teeth and going from no legs,
to four legs,
to upright, with even a few first faltering steps unaided 
We've missed the girls school Christmas celebrations.
And the grandparents, who returned to us for an odd sort of festive season filled with unexpected visitors and a good dose of island epidemic diseases. Amaiterai's first Christmas and the girls' new bikes. 
A good few afternoons at the beach.
 The creation of our new equestrian association on Rurutu, and a new arrival to our equine family