Thursday, December 20, 2012

Early Christmas

For the last week of my Practicum Alan took the kids to Wellington: it coincided with two Pheonix games on back to back Sundays.
When they came home on the Monday they brought with them Granny and Grandpa.
We had a busy week of shopping, school pickups, going out to dinner to celebrate Henny and Dave's 21st wedding anniversary, yucca cut down and tip trip, picking Angelina up at the airport, Xander had a birthday party, and a combined birthday for Dave and Early Christmas.

Here are the photos :)

beautiful girls in blue!

my girl is stunning in blue!

silly boys!

Happy Anniversary Henny and Dave!
Deboning the lamb for cooking on the bbq

Buster gets the bone
Xmas breakfast

present time

much to Alan's horror, Xander is emerging as a bookworm like his mum ;)

Yummy Christmas/Birthday Dinner

Happy Birthday to you....

Cheers Dave

Friday, December 14, 2012

Heigh Ho

Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work i go...

I finished my ECE diploma on Monday, had an interview on Tuesday and today i was offered a contract for the job!
Assuming the contract is up to scratch (Alan will review it) i will be entering the workforce on 21 January! So excited to be finally helping the family financially.
Of course when i told the kids Esmee promptly cried saying she doesn't want me to go to work 'cos she doesn't want to go to after school care! And Xander just went silent with his disapproving sulky face. So cute. But after i explained the benefits, there was a slight lift in spirits.
After their week off in Wellington and this week of school wind up they are very tired.
Hopefully they will be as excited as Alan and I when they see the benefits - maybe a holiday next year!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Once Upon A Dance...

Last week Esmee had her first Ballet performance at Founders Theatre.
She coped really well with the numerous rehearsals, dress rehearsals and late night show. We are very proud of her!

taking a break during the 2hours between being on stage and the finale

Little Sheep Esmee and Cadi

Watching Barbie movies during break

Half of the sheep waiting to go on stage
(Esmee is closest to us at the end)