Monday, May 12, 2008

Mrs Timihou's Apples.....

That's what we called them when I was growing up, and that's what we call them when my kids are growing up. Mrs Lois Timihou lived in Titahi Bay with her tane and tamariki (who hung out with my Mum and her whanau). It's one of those long family connections, where you still take your car to Glen Timihou to get it fixed, etc. It's a tasty take on apple pie, with an individual-serve, almost pull-apart twist:

Sheesh, and how excited were we to find four, count 'em - four! eggs in the nesting box this afternoon. Go Girls! Poppa always used to say to our chooks when we were growing up "Lay me some eggs, or it's off with your heads!" - ours will be safe for a bit now, for sure:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mothers' Day '08.....

There were presents:

There was a banquet for breakfast:

And there was lunch a-la-carte:

And I did none of it ;o)

Thanks guys, you are so the best family ever xoxoxo

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Dad's Family Fun Night.....

The highlight of this was the slide show we shared. The great thing about slides is that they look so crisp and clear and colourful that you would swear they were taken only yesterday (the giveaways are things like the fag in Nana's hand, or the nappy on The Lad's 1yo bum, lol):

Friday, May 09, 2008

Nana and Poppa are here.....


Nana set to immediately putting A11's hair up for him, lol!:

Aww, ain't he purdy?:

Happy Birthday Uncle Paul xoxoxo

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Animals and Children.....

You know the old adage about never working with any of them ;o) Here's George the Nanny Goat at the Polytech:

And one of the cute wee piggies:

Some of our chookies:

Sparks and Cherrie:


And the kiddos:

Monday, May 05, 2008

Roller Hockey.....

We met up with some of our fave peeps for a bit of a game of roller hockey:

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Anyone Would Think Winter Was On It's Way.....

L5 built a fire:

And got it roaring:

So I made fudge:

And hot chocolate's to eat in front of it:

Saturday, May 03, 2008

L5's Busy Day.....

First off, he was very proud of opening his baked beans for breakfast all by himself, finally having mastered our pathetic little camping can opener (the only one we have). This is up there with being able to push yourself on a swing and reading independently, in our house (don't you love the safety gloves, lol?)!:

Then he followed the 'map' and made himself up this bionicle:

Settled down with some of Grandad's cabbage as a movie snack (what else would a 5yob choose, ha ha?):

And finally made a jam and cream sponge for pudding:

Friday, May 02, 2008


When you have dust bunnies like this on your floors:

And your dining table looks like this:

What could be more pressing than taking your disgusting computer keyboard apart, key by key, and cleaning it. And then putting it all back together again, key by key:

Exactly. Nothing.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Hot Chips on the Beach.....

Bubba's to coo over:

Old friends to reconnect with:

Food to share:

Bottoms to admire ;o) I mean, friends to chill with:

And waves to cavort in:

Does it get any better?