Friday, August 29, 2008

YAY - winter holiday

Well we are finally off for our much anticipated winter holiday. Every year for about four years we have headed to Queenstown with the same group of friends for a winter holiday. Skiing and lots of fun stuff - YAY. We couldn't make it last year as we had just moved to Tekapo. And this year Steve and Mid can't make it as they are due to pop out a sprog any day now. So us and Pete and Lizzie and their kids are off. We are heading to Dunedin first for Gary and Kerri's baby shower on Saturday then up to Queenstown to meet the others.
Here are some pics of some of the stuff I made for Gary and Kerri's baby ( another nephew- yay)
I made a little merino top, sleeved bib, fitted nappy and cover, pocket nappy with insert, wipes.
I also included Lamaze toy, woollen hat, socks, booties, Osh Kosh outfit, bib, and little cleaning things for bottles etc.

Well we are off, shall update you when we get back, there might even be some baby news from Mid and Steve and Leanne and Andrew by the time we are back....

Friday, August 22, 2008

Mystery Parcel

Jack and I went to collect the mail yesterday and we were greeted with a nice Yellow card in our PO Box - which means you have a parcel that doesn't fit in your box. So we went inside to the post shop and the lady there presented me with a massive box and she said "sorry it's not addressed to you it's for your husband". Gutted, all these thoughts had been racing in my head about what exciting parcels I might have. I did however notice that it had a 1 Day sticker on it.... Aha busted. Anyway I rang Steve and he said i wasn't allowed to open it until he got home. So it sat there all afternoon and I wasn't even tempted to open it. Steve got it out when he got home and Jack's eyes lit up - he loves parcels. Jack and Steve ripped into it and it was A MASSIVE SLOT CAR SET. Hayden was around for dinner, So the boys spent most of the evening racing.

Sorry about the bright spots in the pics - Steve's reflective vest was hanging over the chair.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Better late than never

Well I finally managed to get up the mountain for the first day this season. I had bought new boots and ski's earlier this year and was really looking to using them. Steve and Jack had a Daddy and son bonding afternoon while I went skiing with Hayden and Fraser and Catherine. The snow was fantastic (as you would expect after such a big dump) and the weather was beautiful too. My new boots just about killed me though - OH MAN did i have some sore feet.....
It is the first time i have ever skied at Round hill. It is a fantastic field. And another south Island ski field ticked off my list of fields to ski. Just need a few more days this season to wear my boots in.... Next time it's Steve's turn.