Friday, May 28, 2010

Player of the day!

Our little Giant was made Player of the day this weekend at the game! He was so stoked! At the end of the game the kids know it is time for Alan to announce who will take home the little trophy and honestly they couldn't get any closer to him. Xander was the first to say "Me!" when he asked who should take it home this week?
It was just too cute! He played an awesome game, saved about two goals and tried really hard.
Sadly they lost this time, their first loss, 3-15, it was a huge one. Our Giants are a bit scared of getting in there and kicking the ball away from the other team.
Alan is really awesome with them, instilling lots of fun into the game, which is what it is all about at this age. They have enough on their plates, don't need competition just yet, though we parents on the sidelines forget that while we're screaming, "kick the ball and "chase them". Hmm, note to self: less yelling on the field!

the team: Jayden, Jessica, Nathaniel, Stirling, Douglas and Xander

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Granny came on the big red plane

Granny spent the weekend with us and helped with the garden in the post below.
Esmee and i met her at the airport and we were so lucky to have Granny come especially on the big red plane! Wahoo! What a great treat.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In Flower

We planted our first garden over the weekend. Just by the front door where the kids and Alan dug out all the stones to fill in the septic tank.
We have decided on just two plants - nice and simple and elegant. Purple and white flowering in the summer months (i think!).
this on is called the Dietes Grandiflora - or Wild Iris

this one is Liriope Muscuri or - Lily Turf.
We hope to have these featured all over the landscape, they are all in the plans done by the designer. It's so exciting!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It has begun!

We have broken ground. The design for our landscaping has been finished for about 2 months and we have been umming and ahhing and finally dug out the first clump of grass two weekend ago.

First alan had to buy some supplies. Esmee helped put together the wheelbarrow.

Then he mapped out where the path was going to go and started digging.

Oh no! We found the septic tank - had to dig that up and then fill it in....

So we used the stones from the garden at the side of the house, the kids helped with that, way too willing! Which was lucky because Alan found the spouting had no drain at the bottom so he created one - he hopes :)

Now we can get some nice plants for by the front door, of course when money allows ;) and start the path when all the digging is done!!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


On Sunday Xander's kindy had a trike-a-thon. It was an awesome morning of fun for the kids. With the option of decorating their bikes (Xander's had an exhaust to make it into a motorbike!) it was even more fun! Xander thought it was awesome and sped around and around that track at least a dozen times.

Even the siblings got to join in so Esmee was stoked.

It was the first time she pedalled the bike we swapped with our friend Sophie instead of us pushing so it was a great morning.

Monday, May 03, 2010


Xander scored his first Goal at soccer this weekend. It was cold and it was raining but look at the pride on his face! That says it all. Final score 9-1 to the Giants. Go team!!