Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Army Party

Eli wanted his party at the airforce museum. It was great. They learnt to salute, march, do PT, jump out of planes etc. Fantastic boys stuff. The person leading the party was not amused when the boys kept talking of the "army party" they were having. She kept having to say AIRFORCE!!!

He Turns Five

Yes Eli is now five. Pictures of the very cool bike that Gran and Pop gave him and the birthday cake that we made.

The school holidays

As usual the boys get up to interesting things. This school holidays it was all about pirates. They spent $2 and for that they got a gun, an eye patch and a pirate earring. Eli then discovered a wet suit in the cupboard and kept insisting that we go swimming in the sea. He gave great demo's of how he would dive into the water

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Quilting Day

Two weekends ago when Aaron was in the USA I got a chance to go on a course with two amazing ladies from Australia.
Rosalie Quinlan from Melly and Me fame and also her own and another lady that she works with heaps - Leanne.
These ladies are amazing. I had the most amazing day. Learnt lots, how to needleturn applique,how to balance a quilt that you are designing. Anyway it was thrilling. I will have pictures of my projects on here in the future.
But until then here are a couple
of pictures of their stuff.

Eli's school visit

Well Eli has been going to Kaiapoi North for school visits. But he will not wear his normal clothes and has to wear his uniform. Here is Mr independant - I had to deal with something for Jakob and Eli took his lunchbox off me and said"you go and deal with Jakob, I will go to my class". Off he went. When the bell went I got back to the classroom and there he was, on the mat ready to go.

A gorgeous break in Rarotonga

Woo hoo, A holiday with no kids for 11 days. Bliss, relaxing and warm! BTW it was an early 20th wedding anniversary present to ourselves....