Thursday, April 28, 2011


Xander was a lucky boy on V8 weekend and got to go along with Dad and Grandad.

He even go to sit in the drivers seat of one of the Ute's!

I fear he will turn into a motor head. He was spouting all the drivers names and everything when we watched replays on telly!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Busy Easter

So for the final long weekend of the year (Easter weekend), did we relax?
Did we just eat chocolate and hot cross buns?

Well, first we didn't have any hot cross buns :( (i forgot to get some!)
Second, we didn't relax.

We set to finishing Esmee's room. A few sandings, layer of plaster, installing gib cove, sealing.

Then today we got out the paintbrushes! Alan did the ceiling, then....

the colour reveal!

Esmee puts on the first strokes!

Xander having a go

Our first coat, done! It's PINK!

Esmee is delighted with the result so far. We still have to do the windows and doors and the skirting boards. But that will be another weekend!

So. How did you spend your easter?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Our Tiny Dancer

Esmee's first ever dance performance.

All dressed up and ready to go on a Dora Adventure to the Farm! Baaa!
(I was going to load the two videos but they are over 100MB and were taking ages. So you will just have to be content with a few photos, courtesy of Karina!)

Baa Baa here, and a Baa Baa there...

Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O

Then off for a trip on the bus. 2nd dance "wheels on the bus"(the only photo we got of this dance, and Xander took it.) Esmee is in the middle.

The horn on the bus goes beep beep beep...

And finally, a curtsy. So cute!!

Well done our Darling Dancer!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Little Voice

Xander read his rubbish story at assembly yesterday. He got a bit shy i think, and went quiet.
Turn your volume up!

Artist at work

I love watching the kids create their pieces of art.
During my studies i have read that creating art is a way for children to make connections about their learning and come to an understanding of their world.
I don't quite see the connection here, but it is certain Esmee had a fantastic time while creating her splatter paintings at playgroup (yep paintings, she did several!).

The final result of her favourite one:

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Soccer and an accident

Well, i was going to post some photos of my first game of soccer...but i look terrible! So i'll just tell you we won 1-0! We had fitness and striking training last night as a result and all i can say is...OUCH! I hurt all over, but am thinking it's for the best, hopefully by the end (i don't think it will be any sooner!) i will be able to keep up with the other great ladies in my team and last longer than 20 or so minutes on the field. Watch this space.

But, Xander had an accident while at the game. He was ever so clever to make sure he did it just at the end. He scootered, at top speed, into a pole. The result was a massive hematoma on his forehead that caused me to blanch in horror, which in turn caused him to burst into tears after Alan had calmed him down - go mum!!

about 20 mins after the hit, Sunday


He is now a bit puffy across the nose, has a nice little bruise along his right brow and top eyelid, and a yellowing ball where he bumped. Do i think this will stop him from scootering so fast?? Not a chance!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Dancing Princess

Our little Princess has been dressing up a storm recently. We got her beautiful Belle dress out of the wardrobe and she wore it the entire day!
Often she wears a pretty pink dress (not pictured) we picked up at the plunket baby gear sale last year for a few dollars, and with a crown she is definitely our little princess.

Esmee discovered Barbie and the 12 dancing princesses at the video shop and we've had it out twice. I love how she joins in the dancing at the end!