Saturday, January 22, 2011

5th birthday bash

We had a beautiful girls 5th birthday party today.
It was a Princess Dora party (yep! she couldn't make up her mind)

We had it at the school so we got to use the pool.
Here is Lulu's photo board.
Lulu's cake. The bottom layer is chocolate, the middle is orange and the top was a gluten free sponge. I made it and iced it myself.
My beautiful princess.
I love this dress. It was her present from Grandma.
Happy birthday my darling.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Lulu turns 5

My beautiful island princess turned 5 today. We adorned her in lei's to celebrate her cultural origins.

Here are Lulu and Boodles with their birthday gifts. Their birthdays are only 4 days apart, but Boodles is 3 years older and got her present early.
Lulu holding up 5 fingers. She keeps asking "What did I turn today?"
What a crack up.
One of our traditions is the kids choose what they want for dinner.
Lulu chose Nacho's and cheesecake.
When I went to dish up all she wanted was the corn chips, cheese and sour cream.
No nacho mix. lol.
Happy birthday Lulu. I am so glad you are part of our lives.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New mokopuna

Our new little granddaughter Ella-Marie entered the world on January 3rd.
Now, I know what your thinking. I'm far to young to have grandkids (please tell me that's what your thinking)lol
My official title is Jojo.
Well....technically Ella and Dante are my step daughters kid-lets but since I'm married to their father, I have honorary grand parent rights.
Mr Divine is called Koro (which is the maori word for grandfather)
Here's the sweet baby girl in all her perfectness.
My daughter Boodles and her nephew (our grandson) Dante.
They look as if they could be brother and sister.

I just want to grab those sweet cheeks.
My boy peanut and Ella-Marie.
Lulu with baby girl.
Welcome to the world Ella-Marie

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Holiday Boredom Busters

In New Zealand we are at the start of the summer school holidays (6 weeks long).
So, sitting on my counter I have 3 jars.

1 is for fun stuff (free to do stuff)
2 is for chores (hehe)
3 is for outings (stuff that costs)

Each day one of the kidlets chooses one out of jar no. 1 and jar no.2. Then once a week/fortnight they can choose out of jar 3.
We went to the school playground.

Our outing last week was the Franklin Zoo.

On this day it was dinner by the river. We even splashed out and got McDonalds.
Then the kids had a blast swimming in the river.

Such a fun time had by all.
We have also played board games, done arts and crafts and played with the toy kitchen.