Monday, February 28, 2011

Picnic at the Park

We have been a bit busy, but it's never too busy for a burger at the park on a sunny, hot afternoon!
The kids rode their bikes, and i carried dinner. Sitting under a bit of shade we ate for about 10 minutes then played for 40.
A nice relax before bedtime routine and I could finally hit the books!




Xander learnt a lesson on the way home: speeding makes it hard to stop. He got hit by/hit a car. He saw the car pulling out of the driveway but his brakes made him skid and slid a little bit under the car. The driver hadn't looked out side windows, but luckily was only going slow!
No harm done, but good lesson learned. Listen and stay with mum!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Dancing Queen

Our little Princess is now a Dancing Queen! We already knew it, but now it's official.
Jitterbugs at Te Totara School Hall is awesome.
Esmee's smile says it the best - it covered her face the whole time, until she got to a tricky bit.





They didn't just run around waving scarves, they actually started a whole routine.
Really going to love watching Esmee's co-ordination and rhythm define themselves!

a bit of practice on stage

learning to curtsy!!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Renovation Time!

Because you never can finish a job (landscaping!) before something else has to be done!

Esmee's Room before

We ripped the gib off the kids bedroom walls over the weekend. This was my favourite part, punching holes in the wall :)
We were right - no batts!


So mum and Dad came up to help. Putting in builders paper, then stuffing the holes with batts, and finally covering it all back up with gib. I even got to drill some of the screws into the wall.





We hit a snag whilst putting in the lights - there are too many cables! So now waiting for an electrician to arrive then we can start plastering the gaps and after all the scotia, skirting boards and architraves are done, we can paint!

But wow what a difference! Already the rooms feel a bit cooler - yay for protecting against the heat! (I'll post the final picture this afternoon - have to get to daycare now :)

It will definitely cut down on the illnesses over winter.