October 2nd - November 9th 2014, Cynthia's visit to Oz ...

With Tash having gone back to Australia in May, Cynthia made her way there in October for the imminent arrival of a very special little person ...

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox).  ... so after leaving Frankfurt on 1st October and arriving in Brisbane on the evening of the 2nd, a long night's sleep and then her first morning in Queensland, where she enjoyed a coffee (and chat) in bed with Tash ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox).  ... here's the beautiful bouquet of roses that Cynthia received ... compliments of Thomas (of course!!!) ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... during her first week there, they enjoyed one of many lovely dinners together, here at Shannon's, in Coomera ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... while in Queensland, Cynthia was taken to beautiful Hope Island, where she was able to enjoy this sunsent at the Marina ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and a little more of the Hope Island Marina, where at the local Hotel ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... they enjoyed their own "Oktoberfest" (a little touch of Germany for Cynthia ;)!!!!) ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here Tash at Coomera Waters, where Cynthia and she enjoyed their daily walk (and talk!!) ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here the path they took, that led them to ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... the little man-made beach, where they were able to rest and cool off a little (temperatures were between 29 and 35 degrees!!!) ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Coomera Estate also has a Residents Club, where one can enjoy their facilities, one of which (thankfully) was a swimming pool ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... unfortunately, on one evening Tash had slight 'fender-bender', when someone drove into the back of her car ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... luckily no serious injuries, however, she was taken to Hospital where the baby was monitored for a few hours, just to be on the safe side ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... last picture of Tash with baby-bump, next day, it was ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... into the Hospital for her induction, here enjoying the 'delivery suite' facilities (it even included a spa-bath!!!) ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and then 9 hours after the induction began ... AJ (Aiden Jared) was born, weighing in at 3.981kls and measuring 54cms!!! ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... one night in Hospital and then off back home ... here mum and bub ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and granny(!!) awaiting their lift home ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... it didn't take AJ long to adjust to life outside mum's tummy and seemed to fall into some sort of comatose state after every meal!!! ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... at 9 days old ... as aviator AJ ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and a special one with his teddy, that travelled all the way from Deutschland!!! ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here a special photo of mum, granny and bubs ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... we were very lucky to receive the visit of Sally and Vince, who took the time to come north and meet the new member of the family ... here at the Coomera Tavern ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... 'aunty Sally', also presented AJ with some lovely little outfits, here he is seen modelling on of the them, together with the little hat, which was compliments of Frau Karrer (our German neighbour), who wanted to give AJ somenthing special too!!! ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... another special moment for granny and AJ ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... we were very lucky to be able enjoy lunch with Sally and Vince, not only once, but twice ... it really was great to see them!!! ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here he is seen enjoying his first playtime with his special friend Coby, who is one month older than him ... very cute!!!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... we were also happy to see Cynthia's special friend Caroline, who came up to spend a couple of days on the Gold Coast ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here Tash, Caroline and Cynthia enjoying a seafood cruise ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... with the Surfers Paradise skyline in the background ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and of course, here a picture if the famous beach!!! ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... we also went to Currumbin and caught up with a very dear friend of Cynthia's mum, Josie and her husband John, who were very happy to meet AJ ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... after which, Cynthia, Tash and AJ went to the Currumbin Surf Club, Cynthia's mum, Moira's favourite Surf Club on the coast, were they enjoyed a toast on 'granny'!!! ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... on one evening towards the end of Cynthia's stay, they went out for a very nice Italian dinner ... here pictured with Sandra ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and here AJ enjoying a relaxing walk in his pram ... after spending the morning at the pool ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and then, it was time for lunch on the last day for Cynthia ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... one last hug for granny and AJ at the airport ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here AJ and Tash, while waiting for Cynthia to board her plane back to Deutschland ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and the last look for Cynthia, of her very special little man ...

It was great to be able to see Tash and meet Aiden Jared ... a precious little bundle of joy, which I look forward to seeing again in 2015, when hopefully Tash will move back to Deutschland. In the meantime, I have to content myself with Skyping, but I have to say, that although not in person, but it's wonderful to be able to see them both every day ...
 
 P. S.: Although he's called AJ here, Thomas is pretty sure, that his real name is "Otto"