Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Josh

Wow what an early start! Never known Josh to be up and dressed so early on a school day. He is very chuffed with his presents.

Bike from mum and dad - picture to follow, and three Geronamo Stilton books and some PJ trousers.
Guitar from Nanna, Grandad, Papa, Grandma, Great Grandma, Uncle Jason & Uncle Steve. See the Noel Gallager look perfected already!!!

Also from the Mob is Karate Sparing gear, Cricket joining fee and club shirt and trousers.
From Aunty Chris - Cricket hat and a box! Hum fun explaining that one!!!!
Three Bakugauns and boook from India and Saffron.

He is off to school with a lemon cake, Chocolate cake for home and invites to his swim and pizza party on Sunday 13th September.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Spring is coming, and we have started work again in the garden now it has dried out a little. More branches and dead saplings to remove, more planting to be done this year. we have made 2 new veg/flower beds and have some trellis to go up for the raspberries too. Oh and a cute picture of Sid the Pig.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

cute and cuddly

Two demanding little girls have requested their own crocheted blankets, so I have been busy crocheting away. I managed to find saffron some pink feather boa wool and India some red ostrich feather wool to finish the edges off. Josh wants one too but awaiting the delivery of a new book of geometric designs - so he will get something different and less of the fluff!!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kiwi As

Well not only has Andy successfully worked on a trailer and got it up to WOF standard - a real Kiwi thing to do, but a combined effort today from us both got the new veg bed almost ready. Andy got to use the big scary circular saw we got on trade me and I got to dig the plot over and hammer the nails in.... I think i got the rough end of the stick.... Anyway we just need 2 more panels to hammer on to the side (thats what happens when you send men shopping), and a bit more top soil (from work when Brett isn't looking!!!!). Then I will be ready to start planting the seeds now spring is almost here.

Meanwhile Pebbles is on Guinea Pig (Sid the pig/Squeeky) duty.

India is happily being an apprentict Kiwi, DIY sign from wood, broken bit of wood, bolt and some paint.

Friday, August 21, 2009

GNS Art Day

I had fun at the art day making use of a 1.5 hr art session lead by Cecily Guarrera where I got to play with some paints. Here is the finished piece..... stand well back, looks better at a distance.....

The Title is 'New Dawn'

Later in the Day the girls partied on down at the Playcentre Disco and Josh went off to his school quiz.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dairy Farm Trip

Today we had a Kindy trip to a small dairy farm in Whitmans Valley. Lots of baby calf's from 2-4 weeks old. We got to milk a cow by hand, and watch 2 go round the milking roundabout before going to see some calf's a Pukeko nest and have morning tea.

Saffron loved bottle feeding the 2 week old calf's and watching the 4 week olds chase after the quad bike and milk feeder.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Apparently mum being off work ill is good fun - especially if Saffron doesn't have to get out of her PJ's and gets her face painted....

Sunday, August 2, 2009


no more need be said