Sunday, April 29, 2007

Today was gumboot day - we bought them for the whole family except Chris. That's what you get for having size 14/15 feet. Tyler has a styley red pair with tractor motifs. Mine are a very fetching almost-to-the-knee black pair and Anton has good solid blokey ones. Gosh our lives are riveting eh?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

I took Tyler to the Hi5 show at the stadium yesterday and he really enjoyed it. At first he was most excited by the swirling light patterns on the walls, but then he focused on the performers and even did a wee dance at one stage. He also tried to kiss the wee girl next to him (in his defence he knew her from daycare)!

We had our monthly wine-tasting meeting later that afternoon and he ate his body weight in sausage rolls.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

A sporting weekend so far. I had two more netball grading games, playing at centre so I was pretty knackered by the end. We lost the first but one the second, where we really started to 'click' with our combinations.

Chris played rugby for the Senior C's against Lumsden (at Lumsden). Despite having only 13 players they still won 49-0!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Some more photos from Easter. First Tyler checking out Great-Grandma's walking frame... Swinging with Nan...

And a very cute meerkat.

Friday, April 13, 2007

For the Easter break, we left Invercargill on the Saturday after Chris finished nightshift and travelled up to Dunedin where we had lunch at Eureka with Rachel, Sam and the upwardly mobile Morgan. yummy food courtesy of Chris (not mine, Rachel's - coincidence that they are both chefs and both called Chris). Then on to Oamaru to stay with Leona and Dave in the gorgeous villa. Once he got over his initial alarm, Tyler loved playing with Diesel, Kim's dog. Sunday we travelled through to Christchurch where we popped into Rosina's for lunch.

The following day we popped out to Rangiora and had lunch with Dad and Jan (who had hurt her back - hopefully much better now). We then took Tyler to Orana Park. We couldn't wait for him to see the lions, tigers, cheetahs, giraffes and monkeys. Guess what he found most riveting?......the ducks!! Oh and the planes flying overhead. Takes after his cousin :) Here's the wee dude on the (not real) baby elephant.

We picked up Anton and his mate Matthew and we all went out for tea at Jetts.

Tuesday we left early and had breakfast at Ashburton then lunch at Dave and Leona's. When we got to Dunedin, Tyler and I popped in to see Grandma who was looking well. Finally home at teatime, rather tired.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Sorry for the length between posts. Work has been totally mad. Why do clients suddenly decided that just because there's a (small!) holiday coming up that anything they were planning to do, despite having no deadline, suddenly has to happen beforehand? Ah well, the upside is I am already half-way to my budget this month :)

Because of the madness I have missed the last three Economics lectures. That's 6 hours worth of eye-crossing graphs, formulas and explanations I've missed. And we have a big TEST straight after the semester break. Looks like some late nights of study for me.

Tyler has had a bit of a sniffle and has been very tired....and chickenpox is doing the rounds. Hmmmm. *checks Tyler for signs of spots* Nope, nothing there *crosses fingers*

We are off to Oamaru and Chch on Saturday after Chris comes off nightshift. I will drive while he sleeps. We'll stay with Leona in Oamaru and then we have motel in Chch and will catch up with Rosina and Dad & Jan. Chris is keen to take Tyler to Orana Park, Willowbank and the Antarctic centre.

Today was a very significant day for my Mum - she retired. She was the subject of a feature article in the Southland Express and the head-note on the front page was "End of an era - Dot retires" She is so famous she is known by one name - like Pele or Madonna! I think her office was a florist shop by the end of the day and it'll take her months to get through all the choccies.

We now have some more calves, so 15 in total. They are very cute. I will consider them even cuter when they make us some $$. The three sheep and the goat got shorn the other day just in time for the weather change.