Last weekend was a whirl-wind of action and sunshine. Saturday was filled with the school fair and voting, but still left time for some fun at the local ‘Spray Pool‘. Sunday morning was full on at the Recreation Centre’s family time, with Charli adamant she would roller blade. She has the most incredible persistence, strong […]
There are always ups and downs and I have them aplenty. It wouldn’t matter where I lived, I’d still have them. Sometimes, it’s easier to blame where I am for the downs and not ‘where I’m at’ personally. Often, it’s ‘me’ that’s the problem and not the surrounds. Though when a cold southerly batters our […]
Settling into school life is not without emotion at Chez Lee and this weekend couldn’t have come fast enough. Charli was so tired and weepy on Friday pick-up; but she’s definitely enjoying 85% of school-life and on the whole she’s thriving. Nevertheless, I take the rough bits to heart and my health is suffering with […]
Charli is well into her third week of school. She’s loving the school, her teacher and the environment. However, she’s extremely tired and quite emotional in the late afternoon. I’ve been really open with many parents and am reassured to hear that this is all very normal. I’ve heard stories of children taking a year […]
The week before term-break didn’t really feel like Charli’s first week at school. It felt more like a ‘taster’ before a two-week break of reflection and wondering about the future. I had so many vivid dreams of my childhood and schooling, as well as a few strange ones of being within Charli’s body in her […]
Last Sunday was a ‘beaut! The temperatures reached 19 degrees and this is the middle of winter! Days like this are sent to us in Welly to keep us sane in the midst of frequent southerly blasts from the Antarctic. Within a day we managed horse riding, vertical bungy (see earlier posts – here and […]
This morning Sophie and I met up with good friend Marrisa and her beautiful daughter, Bethany. It was a tad windy at Island Bay playground and us ladies were keen for a coffee. We drove round to The Bach. This cafe, from the outside, is just like a traditional Kiwi bach – a simple, wooden, […]
Weekends are so precious. This weekend started out with atrocious weather on Saturday morning, but didn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves. It was great to tuck up and enjoy music and puzzles together. Dan had a game of soccer to ‘look forward to’ (!) at midday, but beforehand we had some fun at ‘Junglerama’. After […]
I am beginning to enjoy the delights of water play and try to say, ‘Good’ whenever I see that magical liquid.
We’re been sunning it up and paddling in the sea, life’s a beach in January!
I’m a little tadpole! I’ve started swimming lessons again and love it
I love to lunch with my Mummy and Daddy and take high-chairs for walkies!
I’ve learnt to say Da,Da – now he’s really wrapped round my little finger!
I’ve now been swimming twice and I love it lots. Both my Mummy and Daddy have had turns taking me.