Monday, 14 January 2008

Yesterday we took Tyler on a 'Thomas & Friends' train ride on the Kingston Flyer. There was a Thomas face on the engine, Thomas music playing on the speakers and a man dressed as the Fat Controller who took the tickets. At the halfway point when the engine was being turned round, the kids watched a magic show. There was a lolly scramble and hooray! they ignored all that PC/OSH bullsh!t, and Chris got hit on the forehead *lol* Tyler objected strenuously to having his photo taken so no smiles in these photos but apart from that he was an excited wee chap. It turned into a roasting hot day. Trust us to decide to take the Holden for a run and no air-conditioning.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Happy Birthday Rachel :)

Wednesday was my friend Rachel's birthday, so Tyler and I hopped in the car and headed to Dunedin for the day. Tyler had a a fantastic time in the paddling pool and playing with the other kids (and often happily on his own too). His Mum had a pretty good time too, meeting lots of Rachel's nice friends and their kids. The chocolate cake was delish! Cruisy trip back to Invervegas with a dogleg down to Tiwai to pick up Daddy from work. The photo above is of Tyler and Rachel's wee girl Sam who is the same age as T-man.

Sunday, 6 January 2008


Yesterday we (me, Chris, Tyler and nephew Stephen) went up to Cromwell for the annual New Year touch tournament. It was a scorchingly hot day, mostly in the mid-30's so it was pretty hard yakka. Lots of fluids and sunscreen (or sun-scream as Tyler calls it). And yes I know I shouldn't have been playing but I just wanted to do something normal. Oh and I can thoroughly recommend 'Daylong' sunscreen.

We played really well considering we had a couple of young kids and others who hadn't played for the team before. Young Stephen got a couple of excellent tries and played himself into the ground to the extent that he ended up with really bad hammy cramps. Me and Chris - the old fogeys - managed to get around OK but we are a bit stiff and tired today. Tyler behaved like the proverbial Energizer Bunny all day and then crashed on the way home.

Alania, Baz and Ella came out to the farmlet today for a yummy BBQ lunch, Bruce and Ali visited later on and then Rosina arrived back from Te Anau to stay the night. We did a bit of a tiki-tour round the newests subdivisions of Invervegas for her benefit.

Here's Stephen and Tyler at the touch tournament....

Friday, 4 January 2008

So, just to update in relation my missed miscarriage. I waited to see if it would happen naturally. It didn't so I opted for Medical Management (use of drugs to assist miscarriage). This was only partially successful so yesterday I had a D&C at hospital. It's been a long hard journey and I'm glad the physical aspect is over apart from the after-effects of the D&C.