Sunday, December 20, 2020


Yesterday we took Keera shopping for a few clothes.  She's grown so much since last summer.

Even the togs we had here no longer fit her too well.

ABOVE: I just love this little outfit (it has pom poms in a heart shape), and Keera spied the sunhat, that goes so well with it.

ABOVE: Miss Muppet looking all swish in her 'Christmas came early' clothes.

Today I suspect we will be doing very much the same stuff as yesterday.
Swimming.  Hanging out with kids.

And something else.
I do have a special activity planned for the children. I hope they really enjoy it.

It involves eating.  Should go down well I reckon. 😂😉😋

ABOVE:  Sisters... hugs at Brylee's work.

ABOVE:  All ready for swimming. Dante is slowly catching up on his cousin's height.  Couple of years and he will no doubt pass her.

ABOVE: This very slim child NEVER STOPS EATING!  For her lunch yesterday she ate a Cheese Burger, 7 chicken nuggets, and an entire pack of hot chips, and then some of Grandads too!  
Then for dinner she had mince and bacon stew, Pasta Salad, Potato Salad and bread and butter.  Followed by Christmas Cake!
And then there was morning and afternoon tea which was banana and biscuits!

Right, that's all for now... I'm going to roll over and await another kid jumping into bed with  us. 


I got an ANON comment yesterday.  I didn't publish it as a comment because I am going to answer it on here.  This is the comment:

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "YAWN...":

lovely photo's but where are Amanda's and Russell's and Kelly's kids, I here Mikes about to be a dad, you seem very one sided. lately your posts seem to just be about Steven and Lacy.

AMANDA'S KIDS:  Amanda has shared custody of her children. They get brought around infrequently.  It's not up to us when and how often they come around.  If they were here more often, there would be more photos of them.

KELLY'S DAUGHTER:  We are going through a difficult period with Kelly right now, so we don't get to see Rena at the moment.

RUSSELL'S KIDS:  His eldest son, Joshua, is 19 and lives in Auckland.  He can choose to visit us anytime he wishes.  He doesn't wish.  His two youngest children live in Australia with their mother.  We have not seen or heard from them in YEARS.  Even if we did have photos of them, we ARE NOT ALLOWED to put them on here.

MIKE :  Is certainly NOT about to become a Dad!  Ridiculous speculation there.

STEVEN & LACY:  You are 100% correct, my posts are heavy on their families, and comings and goings.  That is because they choose to spend lots of time with us.

We are thankful to see them so much, they bring us joy.  Well... Lacy brings us joy 50% of the time!

And that's that.  Next time you feel like criticising me.... MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS WOULD YA?

Right... next:

ABOVE:  Just to be clear, this is open to ALL FAMILY and FRIENDS.

We are having a very relaxed morning.  Just sitting around yakking. It's still fairly cool, but it's going to be a scorcher day by the look of it. 

So... it's now 11.13 and we have been down to The Base to get some Play Dough!  And we also popped back into Bed Bath and Beyond and bought ANOTHER Family Member!

Then when we got home, Steve and Bex called in with a gift for us. 
Would you believe it?  ANOTHER one!

ABOVE:  Meet Rachel.  She works at a Vet Clinic, keeping an eye on the goldfish.  

And Robyn (from Steve and Bex)... well Robyn is a piss head and spends all her time at the pub.  Keeping the local publican in business during Covid 19. She's a kept woman like me. 

And in the back we have Rubin.  Rubin has been in our family for over a year already.  He's very quiet, and likes to keep to himself when he's not at work in the local bakery.

ABOVE:  Hmmm.  What are they doing I wonder?

So, this afternoon we made Marshmallow Christmas Cookies.

ABOVE:  It was an incredibly sticky business.  But the kids did have fun.   

ABOVE:  But maybe not as much as this kid.

As for what the guys are doing.  Well... I might just have to keep that until tomorrow.  There's quite enough on here for now!

ABOVE:  This afternoon was spent primarily in the pool.  We had Amanda, Emily and Liam here as well, which was lovely.  (More photos tomorrow).
I think everyone will be very tired tonight.

I made little, individual pies for dinner, using left over mince 'n' bacon stew from last night.

Lacy get's the 'spare' ones tomorrow.

Stew and I are knackered.  It has been a full on weekend.  But we have thoroughly enjoyed it.
Now though?  Time to relax for a little while before bed.


  1. Keera is so cute in her new outfits, nice you can supply them. Christmas early! I like the pompoms on the top and the hat, and the three cuties all ready for safe swimming.

  2. Cute clothes and pics!
    Wish I could eat like Keera! Yumm!

    1. Anonymous9:00 AM

      yea she's a bit yummy 💜💜
      #Lacy 💙

  3. Anonymous8:26 AM

    Great response to Anon

  4. Anonymous8:31 AM

    Keera is growing so fast. She looks gorgeous in her new clothes. Kelly has shot herself in the foot already. As for nosy parker 'anonymous what a low life! If the head your blog properly they'd know what's happening. Kj

  5. Lovely outfits. You might want to block out your phone number on the invite from the spammers.


  6. Keera looks gorgeous in her new clothes. Boy can she eat. LOL I guess Anon is jealous of anyone being happy and sharing it, well Grow up then.

  7. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Wonderful outfits for the growing girl.
    Gosh she's getting tall alright, they grow up so fast. Ohhh by the way up your arse Anon what a twat! George's Mum.

  8. Anonymous12:32 PM

    Have missed your blog whilst we've been out in the Sounds on a short break. Your family are beautiful! From one kept woman to another :) M down in the SI x

  9. Keera's new outfits are gorgeous. I live your new additions to the Christmas family. As for what Stew and Steve are up to ... are the measuring for a shade sail in that area?

  10. Great response to anon Chris. What a twit. I love your collection and cant wait to see what you have instore for kids later xx

  11. Keera looks adorable in her new clothes. She looks very happy to see her mom and grandparents. I would tell Anon to suck it! They sound like a miserable twat! Enjoy your weekend!

  12. Keera looks so cute and so grown up in her new clothes. Great that the kids are getting to have fun together. Wish I could come to the birthday party.

  13. Hmmm, Well... It looks like you have some sort of sofa type thing outside. So my guess is a cover to keep it free from rain and sun.

  14. Anonymous2:05 PM

    Measuring up for a pull out shade cover

  15. Lacy that is a beautiful photo of u licking the spoon.

    1. Anonymous3:25 PM

      haha thanks Felicity was a yummy Purple mix of stuff xxx
      #Lacy 💙

    2. Haha it's better then the window she normally licks

    3. Anonymous4:05 PM


    4. Anonymous9:20 PM


  16. great family photos!!!! Those boys are definitely measuring for an awning of some kind!!!???!!!??? xxxxx

  17. Wow that pool is a godsend wonderful pictures Keera so tall beautiful little girl.

  18. Gosh Keera is just beautiful! Love all her outfits 😍 As for Anon’s comment, they seem far too invested in your family dynamics.... you don’t owe any explanation we are lucky to get a little insight into your lives! All families have ups and downs. If the blog makes them yawn how about they don’t read it anymore.

  19. Keera's face has changed into a big girl instead of a little one! Looks like a great day.

  20. Gorgeous photos of the grandkids. I bet they are excited for Christmas! Have a wonderful Christmas.



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