Hi folks- and a happy new year to you all!
We have been busy busy as you may have noticed the old blog has been abit neglected over the last almost 2 weeks! It has been a lovely hot summer and we have been camping and enjoying the sun- catching up with friends and family- all the lovely summery stuff!
Simon has started building a room on the back of the garage - it started out as a spare bedroom and snoring space for him to retreat to rather than the couch but as a friend suggested it would make a fabulous scrapbooking studio- at the moment i am cramped in a tiny room where i have to fold up the chair to get out! Lets see who wins this one!
This will be a very long and photo heavy post- i have scrapbooked though so keep an eye out in teh next few days for some shares then. I have managed to go get 4 months worth of photos printed- visited the lovely Hilary at Scrap It Simple to purchase some of the gorgeous Kaisercraft ranges that i have missed over the last few months when money has been a little stretched!! It was great to catch up with the lovely ladies at Happy Scrappers on Friday night and i was really happy with the 2 layouts that i got done - they also had a Stampin Up demonstrator come along so i made a nice card and even won the door prize!!
Anyhoo- here is a round up of our activities over the last few weeks especially for family and she who must not be named.. who is carefully cropped out of any photos you will notice!!
First up is Caroline Bay in Timaru- we always go each year and the girls love all the rides and playing at the beach and in the paddling pools- lots to do. we took Nana with us as well and Sarah and Markus came along for the day also which was great fun for the girls. We also met up she who must not be named and partner in Timaru for a few hours so they were able to join in some of the fun...
|Pony rides are always a huge hit with the girls|
|Some of us braved the fast rides!|
|The Ferris Wheel- Hollie screamed the whole way round - we were all in hysterics!|
|Love that pony|
|Ella and I braved the Round up!|
|The Merry go round is always popular with the little ones too|
|Having fun with Markus|
|Enjoying the beach at Caroline Bay|
|They had a blast boogey boarding in the surf|
|love the expression on her face!|
|Hollie doing some gardening|
|a friends new kitten|
|Lots of pool time- most of the neighbourhood come around each afternoon!!|
|Another innovative use for containers post earthquake!|
|Ella splashing down|
|Lucy gliding down|
|The 3 big girls loved the water walkers|
|great paddling pool!|
|lucy entertaining her pets|
|view from our tent|
|our new tent|
|some tired girls chiiling in their room|
|2 girls who kept running away from the surf|
|the other spent all their time in the surf|
Since we have been back its just been living by the pool- with lots of friends popping over for swims each day which is fun- Simon has been busy building the room- he is not looking forward to heading back to work tomorrow!
Lucy created her cafe one morning - she wants to be a cafe owner when she grows up!! She spent all morning setting up her cafe- with Hollie as her willing helper- she set out all her tables and set them up- she even had a beer for dad and a drink for me at the adults table- papers for dad to read- a WI FI connection so Ella could bring her computer- on the menu were drinks and cracker and cheese and then some biscuits for dessert!
|The staff table|
|whoops a rogue camping photo|