Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Santa had lots of helpers:
Christmas Eve Georgia held auditions for the position of Christmas Day Santa. Even little Aiden was keen to try out.
Michael got the job:
Boxing Day is always an energetic day for the young in this family. A shade cloth under a tree suits me better these days.
Little Aiden just loved every minute of it all, anything the bigger kids can do, he will be in there giving it a go.
Now it's time for farm fun.
Friday, 27 December 2013
I can only post one photo (due to my lack of technical savvy when it comes to my travelli ng companion) so I've had to think about this. A traditional Christmas for me has always been about family and children. What the family eats isn't as important as the games we play. The games change depending on where we are and the age of the children.
But there is one tradition that hasn't changed since I was a child, the adults do the preparing and cooking and the children do the dishes. I can clearly remember drying tbe dishes after Christmas dinner, laughing with my brothers and sisters and us all competing to be the champion tea towel flicker. My children have had their turn, now it's my grandchildren who laugh and clown around in the kitchen.
Want to learn about holiday traditions in other towns around the world? Just go here http://mytownshootout.blogspot.co.nz/
Friday, 20 December 2013
Little children in bright bathers can even be distracted from the thought of Santa.
I'm looking forward to doing the Spotlights this week, I think this is a fab topic! Why not have a look at the contributions of the FSO team , see what seasonal colours there are elsewhere in the world.
Monday, 16 December 2013
A sure sign summer is here - the first passionfruit flower has appeared:
The twins have had their birthday. Imagine, they were born 15 summers ago, where did that time go?
Saturday I went to the beach.
and enjoyed the sights of summer:
There's no doubt, summer really is here.
Friday, 13 December 2013
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Friday, 6 December 2013
One rainy day it was sheep being moved along the road.
Monday, 2 December 2013
and after watching for a little saw something move, then jump on to an old tyre.
Midnight stayed on alert till it hopped away. I don't think she knew quite what to make of it, but she definitely knew it was something different in her world.
But this afternoon it was back, around the back of the house this time. It stayed there long enough for Georgia to see it.
So we had to launch the Catch the Bunny offensive.
Now that's bound to work, isn't it?