Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Back in Oz / Week 50/51

Week 50 - What? I'm not doing anything!

I love emptying tissue boxes :)
I am SO over this koala thing Mom.......

I'd much rather crawl around :)


He's getting VERY good at pulling up to standing and just starting to furniture surf as well - moving along the edges

In the playroom where we get our car serviced - he LOVED watching the traffic go by

Genna worked on her writing on the giant chalkboard!

Time for a walk!
Back at home - drawing in her doodle book - she drew Mary's sheep
Last weekend was my first full day away from Max. I went with Selina on a gourmet Italian safari - to celebrate her birthday :)
All of the deli's had amazing selections of cheeses and meats - we tried SO SO many!!
Then we had a wonderful lunch with delicious food & yummy wine
Big juicy olives
and 2 types of pasta
and a very traditional Italian pizza - delicious!!!!
At the next deli we tried another 10+ meats and cheeses - I though I was going to explode! Or roll out of there lol! This pasta sample he made was just sooooooo good though, 3 cheese sauce - so delicious.
And our final stop - ricotta pie - yummmm,
Such a fantastic day - such an experience!! I came home with a few Italian purchases and a wealth of knowledge about their cuisine :)
While Mama was out - the kids had a great day with Dadda!
Next day - we got to work on Genna's cupcakes for her preschool birthday celebration


We were quite happy wit how they turned out!!

Genna's friend Poppy came over to help her decorate - they had a GREAT time!

Dressed up as Tinkerbell at school - she loved that everyone sang to her :)

I'm glad I could be there to sing too :) Everyone LOVED her cupcakes as well - a fun day!
Next day outing to the park - they had fun together!

While I was tidying the playroom the other day - someone was following me around and throwing things back on the floor hmmmmm - good thing he's so cute :)
Attempt at Week 51 koala photo

I think it's a thing of the past :)

WAY too busy :)




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Minnesota

Thigh tickles from Grandma - SO much fun
By the lake with cousin Alex
Books with Dadda - Max LOVES all his new birthday books - thanks Grandma & Grandpa!
Books with Grandpa, he loves feeling the textures on the page

Max's new pony Brock :) Such a gentle dog

Boat ride!

Genna the dog wrangler


Saying hello to Uncle Marky

CUPCAKES! The amazing cupcakes Joni made for Amy & Marcus's baby shower




And the stunning cake. She is just AMAZING at cakes - stunning

Owl carnage later that night - the rice crispies were yummy!

Fun with Joni
On the boat with Grandma & Gigi Sis

Fun with Alex :)

She had a GREAT time pulling him around at the party
It was a WONDERFUL shower! So great I didn't really take any pictures! Just wonderful to catch up with everyone and celebrate Marcus & Amy's daughter who will arrive in August :)
A few days later we went to Alex's house to celebrate his 4th birthday - Genna had a great time!

My favourite beer when I'm home - it is AMAZING in a pint glass with a slice of lemon - yummmm


I LOVE this photo :)

Amy introduced me to triple T, SO delicious as a chip dip and on roasted potatoes!
At Chuck-e-Cheese for Genna's birthday party - Max had fun with Jani


and catching up with cousin Alex

The girls, Amy, Joni, Mandie, Jolie & Me

The place is basically a big arcade & pizza place - very fun

Genna always on the move - hard to get a photo!





She was SO thankful for Grandma throwing her such a wonderful birthday party :)









Me with my Grandmas :)




Amy helped Genna finish off her tokens




Then it was present time :)

I'm going to be FIVE!!



She LOVED her barbie & pony from Joni & Kevin :)


Awesome Frozen lego set from Marcus & Amy


Me & Sis - Such a fun day for all of us

Genna & Grandma with her gorgeous new doll Pheobe

She had a Wonderful day :)

Chatting with Grandma about flowers - a thing they both love :)
Playing with Maxi






Fishing with Grandpa!












 


Kimo exploring :)


Mowing with Grandpa - I just love the JOY in her face
 
 
 
We had a fantastic visit to Minnesota. So wonderful to just relax and catch up with family and friends, boat rides on the lake and baby and birthday celebrations. We loved every minute of our trip :)