Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Birthday to this wee honey who turned two this week.  B and I are his fairy godparents which is quite lovely.  Sadly though they're living in Australia which means that we only just met him this month (on the day I took these photos) and who knows how old he'll be next time we meet up.  Thank goodness for internet and blogging so we can keep in touch.

Monday, January 28, 2013

quirky and we know it

This photo reminds me of my Dad when he was little.  Maybe it's just the black and white but I'm not sure. I am so loving it though.  Took it last night in Newmarket when we went out for dinner.  Today was Auckland Anniversary day and so most people had a day off.  Not B though who is working 6 day weeks (and public holidays) just to try and get a massive job done.  So I took the boys to see Paranorman and then we tried out geocaching for the first time.  So much fun!  You do need to download the GPS app (about $12) but it's really cool.  A great outdoor family thing which I can see us all enjoying together in the future.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

they asked for it...

... willing to let them experiment a little but I'm quite pleased that it'll grow back quickly!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

volcanoes part 2 - mentos and diet coke

 We expected a bit more from this one, still it was fun to give it a go.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

more gaps and food

So in the last 24 hours #2 has lost two more teeth!  The boys call them their bunny teeth (not sure where that originated) and he is stoked to have lost them.  The boys have been hut building today with sheets and cushions and couches.  All the dust mites have been stirred up and I'm pretty sure #2 must be allergic because he's been needing his spacer and had a runny nose and eyes.  He's happy though and that's what's important really.  And in case you're tired of gaps here are some more yummy things I've made from the Real Food Chef cook book.

 chocolate seed balls

apple salad with sweet and sour dressing

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Daddy did it with a bit of floss.

So brave.

Friday, January 11, 2013

dinner last night

 Vege burgers, salad and coriander cashew cream (dairy free) from the RFC cook book.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

we're baaaaaack

Back from our family holiday.  It was as that saying goes "the best of times and the worst of times".  No one died (other than the car) but we had one terrifying close call.  I'm not quite ready to blog it all yet.