This past Saturday we were invited over to our friend Katherine and Ananth's home to watch the championship or Grand Final game. Geelong vs. Collingwood. Katherine is Australian and grew up watching Aussie Rules. Her parents were also in attendance, visiting from Australia to welcome Katherine and Ananth's newborn Sid born just a month ago. Other people included three of her Aussie neighbors and our friends Smitha, Kent, and newborn Jude. It really felt like getting together to watch the Hawkeyes or Vikings back in the States. There was great food, conversation, and it turned out to be a great game as well. After being down in the first half, Geelong came back to win! Here's some pictures from the day. Not too many of Jude, he was quite fussy during the game and then just fell asleep inside their carrier.
|Katherine with Sid and Smith with Jude. Sid is one day older than Jude.|
|Sid and his mum watching his first Grand Final! Go Cats!|
|It was Katherine's birthday as well. Happy Birthday Katherine! Katherine, Ananth, and Sid|
|Katherine, and I with Sid|
|All the Aussies chatting Australia politics after the game. They also wondered if there was anyone as crazy as Sarah Palin running in the next presidential election....|