Its that time of year again…

E had her kindy christmas party last Friday.  I didn’t make it but it looks like she had a ball on the bouncy castle

Apparently there was a magician with a white rabbit which she got to cuddle

Then she got to go home with Nana C for the night, which she always loves.  The next day Nana C took her to the Waiuku Christmas display.   This year she had made an angel costume for E, which I suspect was very very hot given that it was a very MUGGY and HOT day, and E is wearing long sleeves and rather rosy cheeks!


My netball supporter

Last night my work had a friendly netball competition with a local banking team as a netowrking sort of thing.  I DON’T play netball but I thought I’d go along to show my support, so the kids and I went and cheered for our team.  Both kids were fascinated with their first viewing of a netball game, and E has asked me if she can please play netball “when I am a lady”. 

My team was wearing silly sweatbands for fun and of course one of them ended up on C’s head, who kept tilting his head back to try and see it!  He had a good time and got lots of attention which always makes him happy.


We were down in Invercargill for a visit in October and the spring blossoms were gorgeous!

We’d never been to the Southern City before, and we loved it despite the less than stellar weather.  Queens Park is fabulous!

Actually we were very taken with Invercargill and for a while we were planning to move there to live – its a lovely city and so much less traffic than Auckland!  We ultimately made the call to stay put though.

All the above shots were taken at Queens Park.  You will notice there are no photos of C – thats because he was snoozing the whole time!

My little girl is growing up

And is big enough for pony rides!  She’s been on a pony once when she was two, and sat on my horses a couple of times, but last month she had her first proper lead rein ride.  This is a pony called Rusty who is owned by one of the little girls at the local pony club.  E loved her ride so hopefully we can make it a regular thing.

This one’s for Colleen


I sort of disappeared off the face of blogdom for a while there!  Lots going on in my world, and I’ve found 2x kids plus fulltime work makes me busy busy busy!  Knitting has been put on hold for a while and I haven’t had much computer time either, but my mother-in-law has been telling me I need to get blogging again, so here I am!

And for my first post in a long time, I shall simply share a photo of my darling boy who is now 8.5 months