Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Future of Rugby?

With World Cup fever running rampant it was hard for Xander to not catch it!

He's expressed a wish to play rugby next year and we aren't going to stop him, if that's what he wants to do. With a fascination for Dan Carter and Piri Weepu he has been practicing kicking the ball (over the fence!), and doing the haka. He's even been saying things like "if i'm in the All Blacks you'll come watch my games aye?" - our response - "If you get into the All Blacks, we'll be at EVERY game!"

Joining in on the Final!

Xander got a real kick out of being allowed to stay up late and watch the All Blacks, even when we won the Cup! (GO BLACK!!). I think his excitement was more than ours put together. Love his enthusiasm for life.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Soccer Stars

A few weeks ago the Wanderers had their prize giving evening.

Yep that's right, i got a trophy too! Wohoo!!
Named most improved player for my team, just like Xander!

We are very proud in this house :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Milestone for Esmee!

5 minutes after taking the training wheels off, and she looks like shes been doing it for weeks! A little push off then away she goes!
Then a few minutes later she doesn't even need us to hold her! (Watch out Buster!)

The positive

Yep, we have no bath. The kids are always so excited to stay with friends or grandparents so they can have a bath.
With Esmee being itchy, we had to soak her skin in pinetarsol. So out came the red drinks bucket!

At least there is a positive side to the pox!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Pox on the House of Hearfield

We have finally got the chicken pox in our house. Poor Esmee had a spot or two last night and today there are about 30 over her body.
We visited a friend who had them a few weeks ago. I had hopes that my kids would catch them, not because i'm evil but because i was getting a bit worried that they are getting older and we keep missing the Pox. You know, don't want them to get it when they are older and more susceptible to sterilisation!

So, we are out of commission for the next two-three weeks (assuming that Xander will start showing signs too!). It means a boring school holidays for the kids, but at least it will protect them in the future!