Kerryn came to Christchurch just before Xmas and the boys and I caught up with her on Tuesday. She had a great activity planned. The making of a gingerbread house. Lots of lollies, royal icing and laughter later (and a couple of house collapses) it was all up. The house survived the two big earthquakes on the 23rd so I declared it well engineered!!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
|Sorting all the pieces into colours|
|Starting to pick up all the fragments|
|Still smashing it|
The material was picked to go with their lounge suite and the colours in their new house. But was all by memory. My Mother-in-law called later today to say that it was on her couch and a great match. Can't wait to see it. I will also get a photo of it all quilted and finished to put on here.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
|The keeper gave all the kids a few pellets to feed the Llama|
|plotting and planning what they want to see|
|We saw Lions|
Yes it was end of term and the school trips all started happening. I took six year 3and4 children in my car (along with a convoy of other parents) to Orana Park for the day. We saw Lions, Tigers, native birds, fed Llama's, fed Giraffes, watched someone in with Cheetah's (actually stroking them like a domestic cat!!). A very excited but tired bunch of kids came home.
|A bit blurry but there are the syndicate award winners|
I think of myself as highly normally usually but tonight I am not so sure. I have spent the last 1.5 hours making jam. Yes it is now 10.25pm and I have just finished and bottled up the second batch of jam for the night. Even I think that is a bit strange!! But the fruit wont stay fresh through willpower. So there are 3 jars of Strawberry jam and 8 jars of Blackcurrant jam all made. Yummy yum yum.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
|Ruth by the worst ever public sculpture|
|Alice and Eli working hard at their craft|
|My wool pincushion|
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