Sunday, September 30, 2012

Reloved Vintage

A friend makes and sell beautiful things with old plates and cup and saucers, and jars.
She makes lovely vanilla or citronella candles, plate clocks, etc.
This week she gave me my lovely clock which i chose because it matches the colours in our house perfectly.
Next i have my eye on a vanilla hurricane jar candle with handle!

If you'd love one of your own, visit her website

Friday, September 21, 2012


We bought a new front load washing machine.
Alan was quite fascinated!! :D

Thursday, September 20, 2012

My pets are so cute!

Well i am biased but my pets are just too cute.
I found Rascal in Esmee's doll cot one night then found Buster that same night IN my bed! Too cute!

good to see the cot getting some use!!

he wormed himself under the duvet! Adorable

Monday, September 17, 2012

Esmee's Epic Birthday Weekend!!

So officially Esmee is 5 tonight at 9:30pm, but it was celebration time all weekend for us.
Saturday saw family arrive from Taupo and Wellington. The boys went and watched Alan's last soccer game (neither team scored a goal) and the ladies and Xander went to Chartwell chocolate lounge for a fluffy and chocolate.
Esmee was very lucky to be bought some fancy light up shoes as a present!
The evening was capped off with pizza, watching the rugby and a yummy sponge cake filled with lemon curd!

new shoes!

singing the national anthem!
 Sunday morning we were up bright and early getting ready for her pajama breakfast party, complete with pancakes, waffles, pass the parcel, musical statues and of course cake (or in this case icecream cupcakes!).

exhausted Alan and Buster!

Granny and Esmee playing with the new Barbie house!

Thank you to everyone for an awesome birthday for our special Princess.

This morning we were up and early and ready for school. Esmee told me about 5 minutes before the school bell that i can go now. Our baby is a baby no longer - but i'll forever see her as such!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Last Day at Kindy

On Thursday we went to a friends and celebrate both Esmee and her friend's birthday. They invited each other to their parties but they are on the same day and practically at the same time! We shared a little cake with the two of them.

I thought it was going to be a very sad day leaving Montessori@Flagstaff today. But Esmee was so excited to finally have her turn doing the birthday walk and then starting school on Monday she had no time to be sad.
One of her teachers had a tear or two when she gave Esmee a hug!

Esmee put together her photo board

Starting to set up the Birthday Walk

Walking around the sun the 2nd time then talking about the things she did when she was 2

Esmee's heart cake and the cupcakes for her friends

lighting them!

Well, Esmee isn't looking back and so we are looking forward to a bright future!

on her 2nd visit

Monday, September 10, 2012

9 days to go!

Here she is from birth to 1! It was really hard to only have this many photos - i wanted to post heaps more ;)