Saturday, January 31, 2009

picture perfect

Morning tea at mummy's friend's

Went to Merrilyn's this morning as i haven't caught up with her in ages. The kids had a great time playing on her piano.
Xander then discovered the dumbbells and tried them out! oh to be kids again and find fun from the strangest things.


Monday, January 26, 2009

Sprinkler fun

It was so hot so before dinner Alan hooked up the sprinkler the kids got for xmas in 07 and they had great fun!

Morning with Mummy

Last day of the school holidays and after a stormy week of having had enough of each other, Xander i caught the bus into town and had a fluffy and cake at a cafe.
Xander was so excited on the bus and sang "the wheels on the bus" about five times. Of course we wanted a fluffy and a gingerbread man when we got to the cafe but it was great and i think we felt better with each other too.

Then we met up with Alan and Esmee - who drove into town - and the kids got a ride on the train at Toyworld.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Today was so hot - 29 degrees. we took a picnic lunch to the Taitua Arboretum just out of Hamilton. It was a lovely walk and the kids loved the animals - here are the pictures:

look at the funny chairs

king of the forest!

californian redwood spears straight to the sky

we are tree huggers!

look ducks!

chickens and a rooster

the closest she's been to a cow!

our yummy lunch


the kids wound down with a movie!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sophie's Birthday

Today was Sophie's Birthday party. We walked, a bit late, to her house for the bbq birthday party. Sophie loved the alphabet puzzle from us!

the kids loved the trampoline

and the swing set Sophie got for her birthday

wow a sandpit!

and again on the trampoline

and the main event....

a Dora cake (well done Pam it was delicious!). Sophie wasn't too keen on blowing the candles but she had many helpers!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Fun at Charlie's

Today was rainy and we were invited to Charlie's for a play. The kids had great fun in a cave under the dining room table covered with a sheet of fabric. They even got to eat ice cream for morning tea! Thanks for the fun morning Charlie and Vicki.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fun at the park

Today we walked to the base and kids had a play on the playground.
They just love climbing and even Esmee had a go!

Big helper

changing Esmee's nappy

helping Esmee walk

Saturday, January 17, 2009

We two, are too cute!

our little fairies!

little fishes, swimming on a hot day

Esmee's Antics

She put herself into time out when i said "no" to something!

Good helper, she's putting her plate on the bench after her morning tea.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year

We celebrated new year is style.

We had a bbq dinner with Michaela and Nita and Pam, Phillip, Sophie and Jackson. After dark we lit some sparklers and Xander and Michaela had a wonderful time - Esmee was asleep and the others had gone home. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
New Year's Day we cleared out the garage and tidied it up - you know clearing out the clutter to begin a new year. It felt good!

Then we all cooled off in the pool as it was a scorcher!