Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
First of all, there is the Crop Night Christmas Barbecue that we had at our place before Christmas, which was a complete BLAST! Lelia sounded put out that she hadn't featured on the blog yet, so especially for you Lelia, here you are... LOL!
Back: Jen, Lelia, Gina
Front: Michelle, Beck, Rose
Not bad huh?! What you don't see are the several hundred photos taken with half a head, or half a body, or no water-skiier at all - it's not easy using a telescopic lens in a boat that is bouncing around on the choppy water! Ha ha ha! They only got to see the inside of the recycle bin!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I have already had to have a day off this week....Jake had to stay home yesterday as he is on antibiotics for another earache, which meant a 24 hour stand-down from daycare, dammit! Here's hoping that this doesn't mean another set of grommets required for this winter.... there's always something, huh?
Jake now has some amazing drawers in his room thanks to Auntie Gem's artwork - she painted an awesome rocket on the front, and Jake just loves it - in fact I had to take a photo specially this morning and print it out so that he could take it to daycare and share it for 'news' !!! How cute is that?! I will post photos soon.
Yesterday at home wasn't SO bad - J was a whingy whiny little @#$!? in the morning, then happy as larry when Daddy came home for lunch (of course!). After lunch he watched a DVD, then we popped over to see Rachel, and he ended up watching ANOTHER DVD there with Abby. I was about to take him home when Rachel said "Let him watch the rest of that with Abby, I'll drop him home when it's finished - you go home and get scrapping!"....... FANTASTIC!!!!!!
I started out doing a page of our wedding photos, but ended up converting to a canvas - looks great, will post pic tonight. Am well stoked with the outcome.
Well, best dash, will catch up again soon - off to Scrapbooking tonight at Rose's, so will probably be tomorrow before photos get added.
Toodles! B x
Saturday, January 12, 2008
He and his little friends had fun playing in the paddling pool, in the sand pit, on the trampoline and throwing water balloons! We played 'Pass the Parcel' (of course!), and ate copious quantities of party food - chippies, lollies, cheerios and cake! YUM!!!
Friday, January 11, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
We got him a T-ball set, and he got lots of lovely other things too, including (unfortunately) a mega-horn from my grandparents (thanks Nan!) and a battery-powered damned noisy guitar from my parents - just lovely - NOT!!! Here he is playing the infernal guitar while wearing his Buzz suit that Santa got him for Christmas (now that's cute!)
We made a simple cake for his actual birthday because he is having a Buzz Lightyear birthday party on Saturday with some of his little friends, so he helped me cream a supermarket sponge and then ice it with chocolate icing. He put the icing and chocolate hail on it himself, then blew out the candles and cut himself a MASSIVE piece of cake! (Why not?!)
Oh well, that's all from me for now, gotta go get some stuff done around here... Toodles! :)
We spent three nights in Brighton with Kim, Sarah, Josh and Brodie last week - had a ball. On Saturday morning we went into Dunedin and saw the butterflies at the museum in the Tropical Rainforest Exhibit - they were beautiful, but MAN was it hot!!!! After some lunch at the Meridian and a sleep for the Young kiddlies, we headed off down to the beach (all of 50m from the house) and hung out for a bit. The little boys had a blast being towed at speed on their boogie-boards by the big boys - see?
The weather was just gorgeous, and the water in the lagoon that the kids were being towed is was probably warmer than bath water! It was great to see Jake playing in the water, as that had become a bit of a battle lately, although it would have been a different story in cold water me thinks :) Anyways, it was lots of fun!
Friday, January 4, 2008
We are staying with our friends Kim and Sarah until Sunday, hoping to spend some time on the beach and just chill out for a bit.
What have we done over the last few days? Well, New Years Eve was a bit of a disaster for us - we got invited to a barbecue, and after only an hour or so there, Jake was sick and we had to go home, dammit! I think we were tucked up in bed by about 11pm, so I wasn't even awake to see the New Year in - how sad is that?!
New Year's Day we went up to Lake Opuha to hang out with D's family and get in some waterski-ing.... D had 3 skis I think, before landing in about a foot of water and hurting the bottom of his foot. As we speak, it is a nice purple colour on the bottom where his arch used to be (not an arch at the moment due to the swelling, ouch)
When we came home from the lake we brought our niece home with us for the night. D towed the boat back with his ute, so I had the two kiddlies in the back of the rolls (my Corolla) for the trip home. It's only a 45 min trip, but I had to stop twice.... Once because J was threatening to be sick, oh joy, and the second time was to scare the crap outta the kids for being naughty - I had warned them that if they kicked each other one more time I would stop the car and someone could walk home, but would they listen? NO! Well, when I stopped the car, they looked a bit scared, uh-oh, they said, she's serious! No-one wanted to walk home from Albury, so they behaved after that, thank goodness! Ha ha ha! Method in my madness, that's for sure.
January 2nd was spent in partial chaos while J played with cousin Brianna, and we tried to kinda tidy the place up a bit behind them as they went. I had to shoot out at 3pm to take some photos for a Temuka family, and by the time I got home at half five, Bron had arrived to collect Brianna and take her home. Of course, by then neither child wanted her to leave - isn't that always the way?!
January 3rd (yesterday) we were due to head here to Brighton about mid-morning-ish, but J woke up with a splinter in his foot and couldn't walk on it, and we also hadn't packed anything yet, so leaving in the morning was never really on the cards anyway, lol! Dr Rob was fully booked, so we took J to A&E like he suggested, and an hour or so later we came out with a splinter-less son (after several tears, screaming bouts and rugby-tackle-type holds to hold thim still!). We managed to hit the road about lunchtime, and after a stop off at the Rainbow Confectionery factory in Oamaru as well as the Penguin Colony and the Moeraki Boulders, we arrived in Brighton about 5pm. Must admit, it is a lot nicer travelling with an almost 4 year old that you can reason with for a change.
Today is the 4th, and we haven't a lot planned. Cruise into Dunners and get some groceries and of course Coke to go with the Wild Turkey and Kahlua (not in the same glass tho, lol!), then maybe head on down to the beach if it warms up a bit.
Hope everyone else is having a nice New Year so far..... will post more later maybe. Till then, toodles! :)