Sunday, January 03, 2021



They have started.  And I really love seeing them.

ABOVE:  The first people I have seen stop and admire the tree and picket fence.  They thought it was gorgeous.  

I don't think there will be another addition for about a week now.  I want to spend as much time as possible with Mike, Joyce and Keera while they are here.

ABOVE:  Summer.  

The only thing missing is ... watermelon!

Must get some.

Here's a few more photos from yesterday:

ABOVE:  Lacy wanted a bigger handbag, so I gave her one I no longer use.  I do believe she loves it.

ABOVE:  She in turn handed hers on to Keera... who was just as thrilled to have it.

And her pocket money quickly got put in it.

ABOVE:  I'm so relieved we bit the bullet and invested in some outdoor furniture for this area.

It is just so neat to be able to sit and all be together, chatting and spending quality time together as a family.

ABOVE: Liam took a real shine to his Uncle Mike.

ABOVE: Very sweet photo of the two of them.  Mike said later on "Man that boy can talk!".  πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

ABOVE:  THIS... this is what makes me smile the most.

My two eldest (Amanda and Lacy), and my two youngest (Steve and Mike).  

That's NOT including Brylee and Griffin in that equation.  They are our BONUS kids.

We all had such a good time yesterday.  I can't thank everyone enough for coming over and spending time with us.

So, the kids have all gone Ten Pin Bowling somewhere.  We are just hanging around at home until they all come back for lunch.

ABOVE: Oh yeah,  I did that too.  Once it's dry I will show ya.  

I have enough paint left in the little pots to make another, smaller one this afternoon too.  Yaaa.

Stew went out to the garden to pick some fresh salad veges for dinner.
He came in declaring that we have a 'Sexually Deviant Bird' in the neighbourhood. 

Like what the hell do you mean?
And his reply was...

" Well, it's eaten out a whole tomato".

O . M. G.  

MEANWHILE... we have thunder and lightening all afternoon!  Still waiting for the torrential downpour.
No swimming today.  It's a bit risky with the thunderstorm all around us.

ABOVE:  Just did a 'Swipe' ... it was rather fun.
I also have two 'Dutch Pours' drying now.
So, three paintings today.

And now... we are playing cards.  Stew is taking Keera home.  Lacy has gone home so she can have a shave... don't ask where.

The little boys are playing.

Dinner is gunna get cooked at some point!

Sausages. Smashed potatoes.  Lettuce salad.

9.40 pm and dinner is over (it was lovely), most visitors have gone home.  Mike and Joyce are kipping in the lounge tonight, mattress on the floor.
The last couple of nights they have slept at Steve and Bex's.
Tomorrow afternoon they go home. πŸ˜“πŸ˜₯
BUT... they will be back next weekend as it's going to be Stew's 60th Birthday then.

But for now... it's time to sign off for the day.
It has been another neat family day.


  1. Anonymous7:42 AM

    Good Morning DCR 😊
    #LACY πŸ’™

  2. Glad you had a great day Chris long may it last

  3. What gorgeous pics - thank you for sharing your happy times!

  4. Hello!
    Happy to see the tree getting some admiration. Yesterdays pic of Lacy and Amanda is soo darn cute! I can't believe the transformation of Lacy's hair from bed head to daytime! haha. Mike's hair looks great - now for a clever Barber to shape that beard up. Or the braids are nice too! hee hee. And Steve, well... his nipple looks like teeth. Lacy - you should see if you can find Tattoo Nation on the internet. I watched it the other night and it was really interesting. It is about the history and rise of tattooing in the US. It was quite fascinating, even to my non-tattoed self. Obviously, your leg just reminded me of the show. Have a great day! It's warmish here again today. With a bit of fresh snow. And the trees are so "flocked" they look fake!

  5. Looked like an awesome day! That pool is really awesome for the little kids and big kids too.

  6. A belated Happy New Year! Lovely to see you all enjoying lots of family times and catching up at present πŸ˜ƒ

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your family with us! Lacy looks so healthy and happy, and she never fails to bring a smile to my face! Love seeing your busy are real, and honest and your love of family just shines through in every smile! I dont know why... but I am always shocked when I hear you all speak with an accent. I guess that I forget how far away you are! Enjoy eachother!

  8. Kiwionholidays3:54 PM

    Great days n pics again
    Love the score on your handbag πŸ‘œ Lacy,
    Yes I agree pic on the goodnight one last night of the girls

    Stunning capture,,, love your photography skills Chris and the others

    Good capturing skills πŸ•ΊπŸΏ

    Take care and hope you are catching up on R n R this afty as we are at last too.,,πŸΆπŸπŸ¦‹πŸ‡

    Cheers πŸ₯‚

  9. Kiwionholidays3:56 PM

    P.S all the others visits awesome and of course Keeras bag score too πŸ‘œπŸ’—

  10. Kiwionholidays3:57 PM

    P.S all the others visits awesome and of course Keeras bag score too πŸ‘œπŸ’—

  11. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Yeah we had one of those birds. Cleaned out quite a few ripening tomatoes. Best to cover them. Kj

  12. Anonymous8:11 PM

    I forgot to shut the hot house door and half a tomato got eaten. Before I got the hothouse I used to put satay sticks around the edges of the garden beds and put black cotton between them The birds can’t see black cotton and can’t land on the edge of the garden bed to walk to the tomatoes to eat them
    Great that you have family time

  13. Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Hide the KIWI or its Gettin rehomed!!! Ahahahahaha!!!

    1. YEAH... NAH! Mike gave that KIWI to me while I was in Managed Isolation in Auckland. It's SPECIAL. Get ya own ya tart.

  14. Great family fun, and you got to paint too, what's not to love about a day like that.
    Squirrels and chipmunks eat our tomatoes, last Summer we put wire netting around the plants, it worked, either that or we did not have as many critters around.

  15. Wow, Must have been a splendid day. Signing off with a darling Blue Kiwi Bird AND a DIET COKE.


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