I am just getting to grips with this new blogger set up - so hopefully this will publish as normal and look okay! Its always the way - just when i start to get the hang of something they go and change it!
Lots of photos to share with you today... I went up to Nelson for my mum's 60th birthday in the weekend- it was lovely to spend some quality time with her and for once not be mum running around after my girls but just be the daughter and me!! We had a lovely meal with my 2 sisters on Friday night and then on Saturday morning mum and I went to the WOW- Museum- The World of Wearable Art - you may remember me saying that i had taken the girls to the Canterbury Museum to see the exhibition there a couple of times- the clothes and designs are absolutely amazing! Well i have always wanted to go to the museum and it was stunning as i imagined- no photos allowed though so i will repost some video footage so you know what i mean! I am very excited to say that i am going to the 2012 show in Wellington in October- i am soooo looking forward to it!!
Anyhoo- the party was at mum's house and it was a really lovely evening- just the right amount of people and the right mix of people. The best part was seeing mum so smiley and happy and really confident- she had a really great time- it was hard to tell at times that she had dementia! It was nice to see some of my mum's family that i rarely see- and some of her old friends - and to meet some of her church ladies that are just so wonderful to mum. I spent almost an hour talking to one who just loves mum and really looks after her interests - she is so caring and lovely and i am so grateful that mum has her as a friend- it helps too that she has had a friend with dementia before so she knows all about it and is a great help to mum. It was a really lovely night. Just a few photos to share- my favourite is one of my mum and dad who are still the best of friends...
|My mum and dad|
|My mum and youngest sister|
|mum in the red|