Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Great Day for a Party

Tuesday, we learned from our Australian friends that Sawyer’s birthday is a special day in the history of the world. He shares a day of celebration with that little island continent/country in the south pacific. Jan 26 is Australia Day!

What is Australia Day you ask? Well if you really dig in, the history can become a little clouded. But basically, the day is a celebration of when the first British ship landed to settle the outback. The more cynical refer to it as “imperialism day” or “invasion day”, but most Australians take it as an excuse to have a bbq (I don’t know the spelling of the real word, but they pronounce it ‘bahbie’) and throw a big party.

It’s good to know that 22 million other people will be celebrating each year on the same day we celebrate our son’s birth.

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