Thursday, December 27, 2007

christmas & 10 tianui drive.

in front door and then looking right down the hallway, behind the lounge to the 2 smaller bedrooms (towards the garage)
standing looking towards the back of the house, (the extra lean too off the back of the house is currently a double bedroom, separated from the house by the washhouse.

large byfold doors separate the kitchen from the patio
looking down from the kitchen, washhouse on the left and then the extra double bedroom/play room....
wash house
double room in leantoo added on the back. (or 4th bedroom or play room)
looking back at the house from back garden
tree house

car port, with back 2-3metres of shed walled off as storage space.
standing in the door at the end of the car port, looking into storage room
carport looking towards patio.

santa's helpers putting together the 'kitset playhouse santa left under the tree for Ella...'
Ella you are really quite helpful when you climb on me like this...
Just inspecting the progress Poppa, yes you are doing ok, there is now a door.
Nearly Roof shout
Ready for after the roof shout, look mum just long enough for Daddy to sleep out here if he gets too many beers for the roof shout...

Knock Knock can I come in?Welcome to my play house. thanks santa.

Ella doing some rythmic dancing with the new ribbon
more pictures to come, but a great couple of days were had by all and Ella throughly enjoyed Christmas 07!

Monday, December 03, 2007

dance moves, just watch the dizziness...

Ella doing a little dance. Just because she wanted to.

if i had left the camera running a few more seconds, it would have caught her saying "woaaaaah I'm a bit dizzy..."

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Aunty Tarra has been busy

Not that it's been particularly cold, but Aunty Tarra has been busy knitting Ella a set of mitts and matching tuque (beanie for those of you without Canadian blood) see little knitter link...
This is Ella saying THANKS AUNTY TARRA, YOU ARE GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ella didn't want to take them off, once she had them on and had to continue to wear them while she had breakfast and did colouring...
also note the other favorite knitted item, the jersey with the lady bugs and flowers on the collar, by Grandma...

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Been a busy morning here, started at 7.30am as the truck and boys turned up at the same time and poured cement till about 11. wont take long for it to set on a day like today!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

bull riding and Ness + Alistar visit

Alistar and Ness taking in some country entertainment at the bull riding in Waipuk, with Guy and the boys Finn and Nat, and Ang with Ella.

and a bit of a sleep over at the Beamishes place

Mark is back from the UK and to welcome him home, there was a bit of a BBQ at Davids place, Ella had a ball on the swings well after bed time... and played with Jake and Milly

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

guy fawkes and Sally B visit

Friday:Spring theme at music, so Ella was pretending to be a lamb, (with some help from Dad to paint her face...)

Authentic Lamb Ella, even with wool on!

life is a breeze under the parachute...


then a ride or 2 on the merry go round at the fireworks on Saturday night

can i do it again Dad... PLEASE!!!

so second time around with friends Gracie' and Henry. Grace on the yellow horse, and Henry in the black car just infront of Ella

Sally B, Katie and Henry, waiting for the fireworks, and tucking into a great picnic dinner in the park.

Finally the fireworks! Ella didn't want to look, but couldn't help herself as she kept peeking out to see the next one...


the picnic crew.


Then a birthday party to attend on Sunday, this is her pal from music group John, turning 3 in style...

And then we had to wave bye to Sally as she headed off on down to Wellington. See you next time.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Meg's visit

Meg came to visit today, as she was getting in the way of the painter next door and needed to be kept away, as the painter had to growl her yesterday...
well that was fine, only Meg managed at some point to find a way through the fence, got around the back and flogged the painters keys while he was not looking, and then brought them back here with out him noticing. When i found her chewing the key ring on the back lawn, and couldn't work out who's keys they were, i asked the painter, and sure enough he had just spent the last 10mins looking for them.. just gos to show, you can't pick on Meg, or she will get you back double...

Saturday, October 27, 2007

tails and cars


Ella and I spent Thursday on the farm with uncle Cole docking lambs.
Ella sat up on her perch on the fence and watched us dock lambs, asking questions and counting tails...
Smoko time

Friday night we had dinner with the Cox boys, and then went and checked out the rally cars in town for the Targa Rally.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

driveway gone...

and there has been 2 days of work on the driveway... we now have a dusty shingle mess out our front door instead of a driveway, and no doubt it will stay like that for a while now till the concrete man eventually comes and puts a big smooth concrete drive way there instead, and gives Ella a big smooth drive to ride her bike around on. (and for us to park cars on too...) she enjoyed her ride in the digger with Bill.

Labour Weekend

Ella and Sophie at the lake, PJ party...
The lake on Saturday morning... somewhere out there in the morning mist, Nat is catching his first fish...
here he is back again, the great hunter...

and it was this big..... I am sure the size might get progressively bigger as the story gets retold, but evidence here, it is a decent size fish...
the team,
then off further up the bay of plenty and coromandel to catch up with new friends and Family and of course to dig some holes in Barry's sand pit.
dont forget the play ground in Taupo on the way home.... Ella had a great sleep, all the way from Barry and Margarets to well south of Tokoroa (1.30 till about 4) and Ang survived the trip without being tooo uncomfortable...
now only 80 days away from number 2 arriving...

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