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A bit of Christmas Magic
Posted 9:38 PM on Sat-20-Dec-2014
This evening we went to our local Carols by Candlelight.  I wasn't sure I would go, but a friend suggested meeting up there and they moved the event inside due to the ran forecast, so that clinched it for us.  I packed up a nice picnic and got us to the event centre in plenty of time.  When we arrived we got a beach ball for each child for free, had a photo and then purchased some LED candles, with fundraising going to Hospice.  We set up our picnic rug on the ground near the front of the stage.  Immediately I knew my eldest wasn't going to last.  She was dancing about and having a good time.  But she was also telling me the music was quite loud.& Read More...
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Trees At Meteor 2014 - Hamilton
Posted 10:47 PM on Mon-15-Dec-2014
Well as you have all been reading along with Miss A's Christmas decoration creations, I thought it was high time you got to see what was happening with them.  On Saturday we went and bought some tinsel pipe cleaners and then we used those to attach her salt dough creations to a Christmas Wreath for her Trees entry for the year.  Here is a photo of her with her wreath - the brief was that your entry had to be in the photo with you, but your face had to be centre - this was easy to achieve with a wreath Big sister L also made an entry in the Wreath section.  She used cardboard templates and felt to make Minecraft Enderdragons, as well as some blue birds and a red fish in Mi Read More...
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First real tree 2014
Posted 10:07 PM on Sat-6-Dec-2014
So this year we went with a real christmas tree! yay so excited about that as we've just got the good ol trusty fake one's, But i wanted to give the real ones ago, hehe, Only downfall is pine needles flipping everywhere hahaSo we got it a day early because i just could not wait! so my partner went out at about 7 last night...after a hard days work to go pick up the tree we tagged a few weeks back....ah bless him :) Finger's crossed theres no wetas in there! eekkkk, My mum ended up turning up outta the blue and she got to help decorate too which was rather nice, Mr 4 wasn't too bothered with decorations, He was more looking forward to putting the star on and the decor Read More...
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Our Christmas Tree 2014
Posted 6:42 AM on Wed-3-Dec-2014
I thought to myself this morning, here I am asking Chidsmum to share a picture of her tree when done, but I hadn't done the same!  Our tree is one that I purchased over 10 years ago.  It was one of the first things we bought for our new house when we first bought a house in 2003.  At the time it was everything I wanted, having grown up with a 4 foot tinsel green tree, I wanted something large (6 ft) and "real looking".  I also went with an electric blue and silver theme for all the decorations.  My mum gets me something in that clour theme every year too.But as you can see, there is a lot more red on my tree than I ever planned.  Hee hee.  Th Read More...
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Trip to the Big Smoke - Kids Edition
Posted 10:44 PM on Sat-29-Nov-2014
Today we took our traditionally family trip to Auckland to see the Big Santa and to see Smith & Caughey's Christmas window and Santa as well.  This became a tradition a long while ago.  I think Miss 7 was 3 at the time, and we did it as a once off.  On a bus for a day trip together.  But by the time she turned 5 it was in her eyes, a family tradition and now in her 7th year, I think I have done well to keep it up...especially the bus portion of the day.So today, we got onto an Intercity Bus, which was running quite late...it was over-full.  In fact I was asked if I could hold my toddler on my lap.  I didn't exactly refuse but I did ask the uncomfor Read More...
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What ARE we doing for Christmas?
Posted 6:39 AM on Thu-20-Nov-2014
Our holidays aren't exactly planned this year and it's fast approaching.  My husband thought that he had booked in with one set of parents so I told mine what our plans were.  Then a few days ago, we were told the first set weren't that keen.  Fair enough, it's a lot to take on and plus they get a lot of people trying to stay with them all the over - their place is gorgeous.  So I talked to my parents last night and they are thinking of spending Christmas with my brother - and fair enough too - we weren't planning on spending the day with them after all.  Though we planned day trips since thankfully all our parents are within an hour of each Read More...
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Boxing Day Sales
Posted 10:17 AM on Fri-27-Dec-2013
We decided to venture down to the boxing day sales as the kids got some Christmas money and it was burning a hole in their pockets.Boy was it busy and we live in little town so I can just imagine how busy the bigger cities were! After fighting our way through warehouse, noel leemings and countdown and waiting for 30mins in the cues for a checkout the kids finally got home with their treasures. What a hit the remote control helicopters were with one boy getting one for Christmas and the other 3 deciding to buy littler versions. We are now dodging helicopters indoors and outdoors. Luckily for us we brought more inside toys this year as the weather doesn't look flash for the next few days.
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New toys
Posted 3:35 PM on Thu-26-Dec-2013
My children were amazingly spoilt yesterday. I hope your kids had that too. As always, too many new things. But I'm not even thinking about the tidying needed right now. The main thing for us is just to slowly open those boxes and enjoy each thing as we go. So far A has got her new Doc doll in a box still, but Talking Jake is out and being kissed. Her new Cabbage Patch Kid, Casey is out and being feed all the time. Plus she has three plush monsters, a shopping cart and tons of trucks and race cars. Eldest got some Lego Friends, Littlest Pet Shops, trash packs, books and craft sets. When I think about it, the gift givers were more open minded than they might have been 20 years ago. I Read More...
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The Last Minute Christmas Wish
Posted 4:53 PM on Sun-22-Dec-2013
How often does this happen to you?  My daughter has almost every year, come up with a last minute Christmas wish.  The first Christmas when she was capable of having a desired gift, she asked for a cow costume, 2 weeks before the day.  Halloween being over, finding a costume anywhere was difficult.  We ended up seeking out a costume maker online who was able to put it together and send it in time.The next year, was the Squinkie year.  She hadn't even heard of Squinkies until a late November party.  The birthday girl got Squinkies and suddenly that was ALL she wanted.  Luckily that was fairly easy, if not an annoyance with only one pay before Christmas Read More...
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The tree that love made
Posted 3:21 PM on Tue-17-Dec-2013
The tree is up. It's nothing like it used to be pre-children. Back when I wouldn't choose a theme as such but with my graphics background I did like to pick similar looking decorations & tinsel to match and have it rather symmetrical looking.When the kids decorate it though, it's a different kettle of fish all together isn't it! Random old squashed daycare hand made decoration right at the front, three candy canes on same branch, one spot decorated almost entirely in gold balls of varied size, played with, bald looking tinsel in pride of place just because it's someone's favourite colour.Oh, it really is hard to not change things around once the kids go to bed! Read More...
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