Friday, December 28, 2007

New Additions

Well Kitten season is upon us and we have adopted 2 very handsome fellows from the Cats protection league. Pebbles and Thomas (ginger).

I forgot to post anything about the races - loads of photos on the other website have been uploaded from that and xmas day. These two are late birthday presents - te he.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Not quite Christmas on the beach!

We had a not quite Christmas on the beach today - first nice day for a while so despite a heavy cold we went to the beach - loads of sun cream and the sun still got me!!!

The kids had loads of fun, a great picnic and finished off with ice cream from the Kapiti cheese shop! yum Yum.

Hope the UK weather is being nice!!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


I finally felt one - nearly 6 months in and a lovely 6.8 magnitude. It is about 383kms to the North East of wellington - in the Gisborne region. They have lost power, phones etc etc. I just felt the table and myself wobble a fair bit!!! But hey the earth moved!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy birthday India (and mum)

In her new tinkerbell outfit - with sparkly lights and dolls house.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

For christmas I want....

Too late but we know what he is going to want for Birthday/Christmas next year!

They all had fun, loads of sweets, sausage sizzles (sausages in a slice of bread!), Ice Cream, Ice Blocks (lollies), a visit and present each from santa. Josh managed 3 goes on the quad bikes. The girls had face painting, bouncy castle and fairground rides. hopefully they will be early to bed!!!!

More parties


India enjoying her birthday morning tea with a few friends.

its been a busy day again, morning birthday tea at the short straw cafe followed by a dash home and then on to the GNS (work) kids christmas party.........

Sunday, December 9, 2007

2 Parties and a Christmas Palm tree

On the grounds that the garden centers examples of Christmas trees are fluffy leggy anorexic things which you can only get 4 baubles on we decided to decorate the PALM TREE in stead - well the kids did it all!! very impressive!

India has managed to get to her friend Heathers 4th birthday party and to the playcentre Christmas party - where we sang Christmas songs at the wrong tempo, watched a very hilarious panto of what the 3 bears did after they found Goldilocks followed by afternoon tea and a visit from Santa. we then decorated the house and palm and put up some lights. It the rained - its been very muggy all day so needed to! so 3 very wet and bare footed children had fun running up and down the drive getting very wet, splashing in the puddles and loving it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Arghhh - Spiders

This is a Black tunnel web Spider - found 3 or 4 webs in the garden all within 1 sq metre - next to the garage! arghhh

I killed one and captured another! How brave am I!

Ok not poisonous - but big and ugly and not something I am comfortable about at all!!!!

apparently its these little critters that Peter Jackson took his inspiration for Shelob! Yep big and ugly.

ho hum..........

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Early Rudolf express delivery

Apparently its too big and heavy to fit in the sleigh! Luckily for the Junior Junipers mum and dad managed to assemble it in just 1 day!!!

Thanks to everyone who sent xmas money for them - this is what it went towards!!!!

New House

Well we are in, sorry for not posting for ages - its been a pretty hectic few weeks!!!!

we are getting the boxes unpacked slowly and getting the feel of the place. must find time to buy a tree. I can not believe its xmas already! The sunshine and light nights at xmas is just not right!!!

I will upload some photos to the photo website later, but this one is the 4 monkeys in the garden.