On saturday night we hit the Night Glow (along with about 70,000 other people). The night time spectacle of glowing balloons, music, and fireworks caps off the annual Balloons over Waikato festival.
Second year in a row...I guess that must make it a tradition.
Preston got scared but stuck it out, then talked about it for days.
Friday, 29 March 2013
How the heck did he get pneumonia? I was pretty sure that was something you got from running around in winter with no shoes on and not wearing a singlet. But my poor little boy had it and was in a sad way. We postponed his zoo party, but decided to go ahead with our family dinner that night. We only lasted about an hour then was exhausted and had to come home to bed. I had been prepping him so much about his birthday - he knew he was in for cake, presents, a party, candles...the poor kid! He did have fun opening his presents though, and loved it when we sang happy birthday to him (so much so we had to light the candles and do it again).
My little boy is 2 years old. He is so clever, cute, and has such a cheeky streak in him. He makes me laugh a lot, except when he is pulling my hair or smashing my face...hmmm not so much then. He does so well with his colors now, has a huge vocab, and his memory amazes me. And he knows the whole alphabet by sight! This kid really is amazing. (it's been a whole year since his cookie monster party!)
(cake turned out looking pretty good I thought! Lian's good idea to use crushed oreo for the road. Got a sore hand piping on all that grass!)
Friday, 15 March 2013
Friday, 8 March 2013
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Monday, 11 February 2013
Monday, 4 February 2013
We had a great time, got a good view of the usually elusive tiger, and got our thrills when the parrot said "hello" back to us in either a high voice when I said it, or a low voice when sam said it. It was pretty funny.
We ended up getting an annual pass for me so I can take Preston all year long : ) It's a great morning out, and then we can have lunch up by the playground before I take him home to bed!
And how cool is it that preston can now say "ruffed lemur!!" : )
Monday, 21 January 2013
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Aunty Della's legendary banana fritter recipe, lian's legendary white chocolate creme brulee, and vanilla icecream with spun sugar. So so good.
Of course the fact we had the deep fryer out for the banana fritters sent us into a deep frying frenzy over the next few days before they left...which was not a good thing. I mean the deep fried onion rings were out of this world, but we quickly descended into a not so good place...just ask Paul who decided to deep fry a peice of pizza.