Monday, July 29, 2013


We heard about a local preschool that was holding a fete this weekend, so we went to check it out - you decided you wanted a pink butterfly painted on your cheek!
I guess I can describe a fete like a fundraiser for a school - part garage sale (we bought some books), food, face painting, etc. It's not our preschool, but it was still fun to go.

You were VERY happy with your butterfly :)

Some recent stories:

Last week I got to school a bit early to pick you up, so you weren't ready to leave yet (but Poppy's still here!!!).
So I watched you run back down to the playground slide (after giving me a hug).
You climbed up with 2 friends. One girl went first, you went straight after her and bumped her with your feet at the bottom of the slide. Poppy did the same, bumping you. (No one is in a hurry to get off!)
You came running back up to me all teary saying 'Mama, Poppy hurt my back.' I said Genna - go and tell her! Say Poppy you hurt me, please say sorry.
So I saw you go down and talk to her, then Poppy gave you a big hug. You came running back up to me telling me 'Poppy said sorry Mama', so proud of yourself to have resolved it :) So proud!

This weekend you had your second visit to the dentist. You opened your mouth for her to take a look in with a little mirror, and when you were finished she gave you bag with a new toothbrush, toothpaste and Princess stickers - you were THRILLED! That night in the bath, you sang a song that went like this 'I went to the dentist, she gave me a bag of stuff that I NEED' lol!

Sunday, July 21, 2013


PEPPA!! Thanks Charlie :)

Reading her new Peppa books with GrandDad and Nanna

Cuddles with GrandDad
Party table nearly ready - Cookies, Gift Bags, Cake, Princess plates & cups & flowers from our garden!

Made and decorated by Mama - not too bad I think :)

Rapunzel !!

The cookies Genna decorated for everyone, all wrapped up in family packets with crown tags!

She really did do a brilliant job of decorating them - I especially love the 3 m&ms !
berries ready for brunch

Cinnamon rolls - yummmm

A lovely photo of Nanna, Genna and GrandDad
Dancing to the Wiggles - before the party :)

I joined in too!

The party has begun - first our craft - decorating crowns!

Princess Genevieve
She also had the job of giving everyone a Princess sticker on their hand as they arrived at the party - of course she gave herself a Rapunzel sticker!!

Chloe said ohhhhhh these look nice!

Cute Chloe

Brunch ready to go - mini quiche, french toast, cinnamon buns, cream puffs and waffles!
And American maple syrup from Costco - yummm !
Ali and Harry :)

Helen helping out at the kids table

Allison and Sam
Cute Clara

Now, time for the game Pass the Parcel!

When the music stops, whoever has the package gets to open a layer!

Time to pass it on again!

Louisa's turn!
And Genevieve's turn !

I got a snap bracelet - YAY!

It was fun to watch too :)

Gorgeous Amelia & Clara

Pretty presents

Genna and her friend Poppy relaxing with some juice


Cake time !!!!

So exciting!

Are you ready ladies?

3 !!!

After everyone sang Happy Birthday, Louisa yelled out 'hip hip' and everyone chimed in HOORAY! She did a few times - super cute :)

Cake time!

And friend time!

SO many great friends
Harrison & Lindsay

Kisses from Aunty Helen
And present time !!!

Chloe said I can help!

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Lovely book !

Ohhh this is nice!

What's in there? COOL !!!

We are SO lucky to have such a great group of friends :)

Genevieve had a brilliant day

We all had a wonderful day. Happy Birthday to our BIG GIRL Genevieve :)