Monday, March 16, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

9 - He's nine how did that happen! 
10 - Silly times on a bush walk with family... the best.

Friday, December 26, 2014

51/52

A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

10 - reading Asterix with Poppa
8 - bathing his wee cousin on holiday

Sunday, December 21, 2014

50/52

A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

49/52

A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

10 - Peter Pan for the school book parade
8 -  Fangbone Third Grade Barbarian

Sunday, December 7, 2014

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A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

Oh the beautiful light!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

47/52

A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

Faces painted at the local Pak n Save Christmas club celebrations.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

45/52

A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014


I just happened to be at school with my camera on the day the boys had aerobics for fitness.  They do it four days a week, aerobics, skipping, running and circuits.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

lyttelton

B and I woke early(ish), left the kids with the grandparents (yay!), and headed through the tunnel to see my lovely sister and partner in Lyttelton (Aunty Katie and Aunty Bridgie to the boys).

Katie made us a much needed coffee,


and we walked down the road to the bustling farmers market for pies and other yumminess.  I discovered a stall selling vegan cupcakes which was perfect for the party the next day. That meant I didn't need to spend hours in the kitchen baking instead of hanging out with my family.  Later B and I went to Dressmart and then to the mall to buy a cake before heading home to see all of our nieces and nephews. Photos of them to come...



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

heading South





We took an early evening flight South for Labour Weekend to do some celebrating.  Forty is quite a significant birthday.  Nana and Grandpa shouted us a trip to visit them (and all of the rest of our relatives) and have a wee Pirate Party.  I must say that electronic entertainment (phones, tablets etc) on flights is so fantastic.  I remember the early days of flying with the boys and having to take so many books and toys and snacks to keep them entertained.  It was a blissful flight down.  I read my book and looked out the window... they all played.

I think even Kylie (the giraffe) enjoyed the flight.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

happy birthday to me

 On the Sunday before my birthday, after breakfast in bed, we went out for cake at a local cafe.

 Cake, fresh juice and a game or two... some of my favourite things.


A Game of Thrones game in fact.  It'll be many years until the boys get to read or watch GOT but they've enjoyed playing this quick and easy game with us.  They now recognise many of the characters and seem to think that Jamie Lannister must be a goodie.  Must be because he's so good looking!  We haven't put them right.