Thursday, July 31, 2008

The big snow of 08

Well today is Steve's birthday and I gave him what he really wanted for his birthday - 1/2 a metre of snow. What a cool scene to wake up to on your birthday!! Anyway on the way home from netball last night it started to snow. It was quite thick and I wondered momentarily if we might be in for a big one. We couldn't believe it when we woke up this morning to that much snow. It is still snowing, but has slowed down a bit. Jack, Catherine and I went for a walk down to the church to take some pics. We just about lost Jack in the snow. Nah just kidding - we could still see his upper body - lol.
It crazy how hard it is to walk in that much snow - especially when you are the size of Jack.
I think that this would be our 12th snowfall this year.

More Craftiness....

Well my TNN friend now knows that I was her secret santa, so I thought I should post some pics. I had so much fun making these and they turned out so cool. I almost didn't part with them they were so cool.
I made a hoodie and pants for her wee boy who is the same age as Jack (which was great for sizing) and I made her a really cool bag with some awesome handles I got from the op shop. I love op shops!! Then I put some wool and soap in it for her - she's a knitter.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Have been feeling pretty crafty lately - so have been making lots of cool stuff.
I dyed some wool - but wasn't really that happy with the way it turned out. It was supposed to be Green, brown and BLACK, but somehow the black decided to turn purple ( maybe not enough dye I think)
The rest of the crafting I have been doing lately can not be revealed until the recipient receives her parcel. - hopefully Friday if NZ post are feeling nice.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Rugby + Chocolate Mmmmmmm

We went to Dunedin in the weekend. Steve and a workmate were going to the SA and All Blacks test. It was also the opening weekend of the chocolate festival.
We headed down on Friday - Jack slept to Oamaru, so we stopped there to find a playground to give him a bit of a run around - we went to the botanic gardens and found an awesome playground and an aviary and a duck pond. he didn't want to leave.
We headed out to the Mad hatters Tea party at the Dunedin Museum on Saturday Morning. There were tables and tables of chocolate, chocolate milk, ice cream etc. They had activities like face painting, art activities, a story teller, chocolate games and a visit from Shrek and his friends. I was really annoyed I forgot to take the camera. Because there were so many awesome photo opportunities - Jack absolutely loved the story teller and her monkey puppet. Then Shrek and friends came out. Jack was watching puss in boots and laughing at him when Shrek was behind him and he tapped on Jack's shoulder a couple of times and Jack turned around to see him and completely freaked out. I think it just gave him a fright to see a big green thing so close to him when he turned around because 10 mins later he was up dancing with Shrek and friends.
We caught up with some friends we hadn't seen for ages later in the day. and then Steve headed out to the Rugby. He went out with the Arrow guys from Dunedin for a drink first and then he came home and got me and we headed to the referees association for a drink. We came home at 6:30 and mum had made a roast. Then Steve headed back out to the game. The joys of mum living so close to Carisbrook. The other joy is you can see the score board from the end of her driveway. Mum and Lana enjoyed catching up with Jack again. We headed home Sunday, but stopped at Twizel to catch up with the Thompson Clan who had just moved to Twizel from Dunners on Saturday. They were amidst a sea of boxes. Don't you love moving....

Sunday, July 13, 2008

9 years ago...

on the 3rd July we got married. Wow 9 years have flown by. Last weekend we dropped Jack at Gran and Grandad's and escaped to Hanmer for a night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had booked a pamper package through the Hanmer visitor centre. Which included a night at the Heritage Hotel and lots of pampering at the Hanmer springs pools and spa.
We left Chch amidst threatening reports of snow and wind etc. We arrived in Hanmer to a couple of inches of snow on the ground already.
We had a walk around the shops before we had to check in at 2pm at the Heritage.
While we were wondering around it started to snow again. We checked in and headed for the pools. It was lovely sitting in the pools with the snow falling around us. We had a sauna, and a massage -which was soooo relaxing. We went out for tea and to watch the rugby.
It was a great weekend.