Well - its the end of the school holidays and the downward slide to Christmas now begins in earnest!
We have had an action packed 2 weeks of holidays - not one jot of scrapbooking has been done- i sure copped some flak for that today at a dear friends baby shower- What- no handmade card!! (Not by her - but 2 other scrappy friends who had both made beautiful cards- oh the shame!!!)
But not scrapping has been okay- although i am looking forward to getting back into it and back to crop nights again to get the mojo flowing! Even Simon has noticed that nothing has been done !
I am looking forward to my Friday classes that i am starting to teach at school though! I signed up to take a group of 5-6 year olds for an hour of what they call Discovery activities - my group is doing scrapbooking obviously! Thankfully only 7 kids in my group! The first week we are going to make name badges - and i am going to take some photos of them- you have to have the right kind of photos after all especially for the projects i have in mind over the next 8 weeks. Should be fun!!
Anyhoo - so no scrappy shares today peeps - this post is a photo heavy one for family and dedicated friends who are interested! Full of holiday activities!
I asked each of the girls what they would like to do in the holidays- so they all made a list- Zoe and Lucy wanted to do the usual - go to the movies, go see Granny in Nelson and go to MacDonalds- and for Lucy - do scrapbooking with me and lots of colouring in as well as the above!
Ella, well she really makes me smile- she is just adorably kooky in so many ways- this was part of her list
- go to the rugby
- go to KFC (she has only been once )
- go to Burger King (again only been once)
- ask Nana to come to dinner
- go to the movies
- go and see Granny
- buy a bird called "LUCKY" what the????
Following on from the above - the last day of school was a mufti day - so Lucy and Zoe pick out some of their nicest clothes to wear to school - what does Ella wear??
You just have to laugh right? Simon said to Ella - are you sure that you really want to wear that to school - people might laugh at you? I told him to leave her alone - she is only 7 and if she wants to wear that she should ( hoping that she won;t be teased). It is just SO her. So she went to school like this- minus the ears though- but kept the cape and the glasses. We got to her classroom and 2 other kids came up to her straight away and said " wow Ella you look sooooo cool!!" She was so stoked and i was so proud of her for being such an individual and not being afraid to be herself. She had a great day at school and not one person said anything mean to her at all- everyone just accepted her - which i think says alot about our wonderful school !
Anyhoo- she did have a dress up party to go to that night for Brownies - so the costume stayed on for that - plus the ears so she could be Super Bunny - here are some photos of Lucy and Ella ready for their B party.
|such a little poser these days!|
|Miss Adorably KOOKy!|
So we covered quite alot over the 2 weeks - we all went to a Canterbury rugby match at the new stadium and watched Canterbury thrash SOuthland 84-0.
We bussed into town with a group of friends and spent a lovely day at Hagley Park- having a picnic and playing around... I had my little trip to Wellington and then it was off to Nelson for 5 days...
We did go to Nelson and had a lovely time there with Granny - i was a little nervous about driving there on my own with 4 kids in the car - but they were great - and they were really well behaved for me while we were away- the whole Friday till Tuesday night when we arrived back. We went to the Aquatic centre so they could go for a swim - they love the pool there- we went to Kaiteriteri for the day- to the beach and the rockpools and kept busy!
Simon managed to get all the bedroom window sills painted and our bedroom FINALLY painted- hooray! while we were away. !My room is now a lovely shade of grey (50 shades of grey baby!!) with beautiful black embossed curtains. He did a great job and i think it looks fabulous! I was a little over the whiteout in my room for the past 13months ( he had undercoated but nothing else) so now i am a happy lady!
We have had sleepovers and rockband contests and lunch out at a restaurant - finished up today with a party with Nana at home for my birthday. A yummy tea and lots of treats to eat! A great 2 weeks although we never did get that bird called Lucky!!! Hee Hee!
Here is a photo summary of the above!!
|Lucy at the Park - photos by Ella|
|an Ella shot|
|peacock fountain at hagley park|
|love this one of miss hollie that ella took|
|ella and hollie|
|callum and lucy|
|Having a horse ride with Granny in Nelson|
|That horse ride was one of their FAV things|
|Zoe and Ella at the rockpools|
|Zoe loved the rockpools|
|a trip to Kaiteriteri - near Nelson is always a fav too|
|Granny and Zoe playing at Kaiteri|
On Friday - i took the 3 big girls over to pick up dad from work and we all went to lunch at Winnie Bagoes. The girls loved it and the whole atmosphere ! Ella wore her first grown up dress so i took a few shots of her before we left- i remember when Zoe was the same age and taking photos of her in her first proper girls dress (not PINK mum)
|Harry the teddy goes most places with Ella and had to come out for lunch too- Simon made him a special bow tie out of a straw and a napkin so he was dressed up too- must get that photo off his phone!|
|and ZOe looking very grown up|
Thanks for looking if you made it this far! Back soon with some scrapping to share!