Saturday, July 30, 2011


Our cheeky little mischievous 12 week old pup loves me the best! His favourite position is on my knee.
So far i've managed to teach him to sit, and we are working on stay. He hates the lead, but once he worked out he would get a treat for walking nicely and not pulling, he began to behave.

We are still having a few issues with peeing inside - like this morning i was having a lay in and Alan held the door open for him to go outside - well, he peed on the mat instead! So i think some training sessions between Alan and Buster are in order - then maybe he'll listen to more than just me!

He is very playful and likes to pick up things like socks, cars, even dressinggowns and run with them around the house. The kids are learning quickly to not leave their things on the floor (finally!).

Now we are teaching him to use the cat door to go outside when he needs to pee, so to save the mat!!

No trip is complete...

without a trip to McDonald's!

Esmee charmed a couple of tourists by feeding Baa Sheep. They took her photo!

And of course going out for a fluffy! (and lollies!)

Huka Falls

The kids have been fascinated by little waterfalls (which kids isn't!) so i thought it would be cool to take them to the Huka Falls.
The looks on their faces was well worth the trip!

the river was so full that the falls weren't that impressive, but still make a huge impact!

School holidays = down time! (and snow!)

Yep, school holidays is where most people go away somewhere. For the first week, we went to Taupo and stayed with Nanna and Grandad.
The kids got lost in cartoons - they have sky!

Then on the Wednesday we all got wrapped up in our snow clothes and up the mountain we went!
Nanna and her friend came too - it was heaps of fun.


They fell off!

Esmee preferred to play in the snow - especially after going down the slope on the sled with me, and we fell off! I don't think i'll be going on the sled with Esmee for a long time - i always make her fall off!

Alan and Xander had a fab time going down and up again.

Even Nanna had a turn on a little slope! Go Nanna!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Our newest family member

We have bought a puppy!
A Jack Russell Chihuahua cross and he is beautiful!!!

We pick him up during the school holidays, as we are off to Taupo and Mt Ruapehu for a week, so we have until then to decide on a name and purchase all the paraphernalia that comes with our little boy.

We are so excited to get him home!

Friday, July 01, 2011

Kindy Disco

Last month Esmee's kindy had a disco.
It was so cool. Alan and i stood back and let the kids go for it!
Dancing by themselves, finding their friends (Xander), dancing with teachers (Esmee), then dancing together.
A fun night for the kids, especially as they both love music and dance!

Every day i'm shuff-ling!