Sunday, 31 October 2010

Two weeks of Term 4 already gone, touch rugby started and lo and behold some astoundingly beautiful weather for Labour weekend and this weekend. The only fly in the ointment was losing to the Wallabies last night. :\

Halloween tonight, and although Tyler asked periodically throughout the day if he could go trick-or-treating, I managed to avoid him going. My two singing buddies were here for our regular wine and nibbles, so I gave it a Halloween theme: I wore a witches hat, had spiderwebs hanging down from the ceiling and draped over furniture, gummy lollies shaped like eyeballs and body parts and Tyler's favourite, jelly with snakes set it.
Christmas is clearly not that far away, as singing engagements are coming thick and fast. The ones I'm looking forward to most are the Vespers concert on Dec. 19th at the Basilica to dedicate the new continuo organ and I get to sing an aria from the St Matthew Passion accompanied by instruments and continuo and then the Midnight Mass also at the Basilica.

Some random photos for your enjoyment. Firstly, the other night I went in to check on T just before I went to bed and found him with his favourite toy, Blueberry -

And one I took while at Chipmunks recently:

Friday, 15 October 2010

He's the man!

The scene: Tyler in the bath surrounded by bubbles
Tyler: Muuuum! Come and look at this!
(Muuuuum comes running)
Tyler (face artfully decorated with bubbles in the shape of a goatee): Look at me!
Me: Oh you look cute, you look like Daddy.
Tyler (standing up and looking in the mirror): I'm all man!
(Me: hysterical laughter)

Saturday, 9 October 2010

What a difference a haircut makes!

Pedro has been in dire need of a haircut for some time, so off the dog groomer he went late this afternoon. What a difference 2 hours of TLC makes!

Well as you can see, no photos! But not for lack for trying. I am about to throw in the towel with Blogger and move everything over to Wordpress. Watch this space....
Edited 4pm 10/10/10
Hooray - I remember that you can go back to the old Blogger editor and the picture uploader works!!! So here are the before and after photos....

He's like two different dogs *lol*

Last day of the school holidays so I have been sorting out Tyler's summer uniform. Of course the weather has to turn nasty just as they go into summer uniform. And touch starts this week too. Typical.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Dunedin visit

On Friday, Tyler and I headed up to Dunedin for an overnight stay. He was very excited because I booked us in at the Aaron Lodge Holiday Park which has a heated indoor swimming pool. So pretty much as soon as we arrived, we were off for a swim. It's a small pool and even the 'shallow' end is 3ft deep so almost up to Tyler's chin.

After dropping off a bottle of wine and some chocs to Stewart Robertson of Advertising and Art who created our new A Capella Singers logo pro bono, we headed off to Sawyers Bay to visit Rachel, Sam and Morgan and new baby Scarlett. Miss Scarlett is just gorgeous and like her siblings is an early mover. At 6 months old, she is pulling herself up to standing and trying to walk!

Tyler and Scarlett
  We had tea at Cableways and then after a decent interval we went back to the swimming pool. As I was feeling a bit cold I decided to sit beside the pool and watch Tyler. He was having fun toddling around in the shallow end and then all of a sudden, having pushed off the bottom a bit hard in the direction of the deeper water by mistake, he was going under and swallowing water big time. I ripped off my sweatshirt, jumped in and grabbed him. Both of us got an awful fright, but thankfully Tyler seems none the worse for his experience, and even as we were heading back to the motel unit (me fully clothed and soaking wet) he was planning his next swim!


The next morning we went to the Museum, and Tyler really enjoyed the rainforest butterly exhibition. He had a beautiful black and yellow butterfly sit on his finger. He also had heaps of fun playing with the kids interactive science exhibition. 
At the rainforest butterfly exhibition
 We then headed for home, stopping in at Dunedin airport to catch up with the Howards who were checking in for their flight to Brisbane.

Only one more sleep till Chris/Daddy gets home!!

Edited for the umpeenth time: As you can see I've managed to get some photos to load, but they have been severely distorted. To see them properly, just click on each one (and then hit the Go Back button on your brower to return to the blog)