Monthly Archives: December 2017


Gingerbread, the annual tradition of super loading a cookie into an extreme sugar bomb.

This year we stuck to the simpler version and decorated cookies rather then stretching our structural engineering skills.

The children can do this much more independently and the end goal of actually eating everything is achieved much sooner.

Diya’s words, before we even got close to starting, “This is the best day for a hi hundred years!”

Nerf gun wars, fingerboard and hanging out with friends – good times and a great way to start the holidays.

The surprise anniversary lunch

Donné was at the shops, I was working, and Grace had Anna and Nyasha over for a play date. There was lots of activity and excitement asking me to come and see the surprise…which was a special lunch table, including waiters.

The first course was fruit, the second borewors rolls (Donné arrived with lunch at just the right time) and ginger bread cookies which they had decorated themselves.

They even had a planning list

I had a really lovely day celebrating our 15th anniversary, and the children’s effort and surprise was really special and so deeply appreciated.

Chop-chop Addy

Adam was being a great helper in the kitchen today. His supper assist was to chop all the peppers into little blocks.


His baking assist was to help mix the dough for the gingerbread men


Addy’s stories

Adam’s story reading is coming in now – suddenly he has a much greater endurance for reading and he wants to read every night. Top of the pile are the “What the ladybird heard” books and now he is enjoying some Spot stories.

Selfie cache

A quick selfie after a geocache collection today

Rainbows and ice lollies

It was rainbow jellies for the final market day of the year

And the jellies were a winner so she sold out very quickly.

The weather was super hot so ice lollies for everyone!

Preschool concert

End of year preschool concert, with lots of lovely songs

Isiah and Eli