Mountains someplace past Christchurch!
I had a good week in Auckland - got all done that I wanted to. On the Saturday I went out to Penny's (my IRL friend) to see her (from a distance sort of hehee) ... truly this is what the weather was like in the morning (late morning I might add!). So any North Islander that says Invercargill has terrible weather ... you just bite your tongue ... you don't know a thing! LOL
Monday 29th, I left rainy Auckland and had a stop over in Christchurch and my imaginary friend Heidi, became a real friend :-) She was very sweet and came out to the airport to spend a couple of hours with me. Was lovely to meet her in person. (hehehe Mum said the photos I took of us Heidi were advertising for Colgate!) LOL
Christchurch weather wasn't much either that day actually ... but it got better the further we flew down the Island ... you can just see the Clutha River amongst the clouds here.
Not sure exactly where these next couple of pics were but the landscape was cool and the clouds were disappearing.
I like the patchwork effect of the rivers, fences and hedges.
Lornville Freezing Works ...
Oreti River ...
Suburb where my parents live :-)
And the golf course ... told you it was a beaut day didn't I! Mum was driving towards the airport when she saw my plane circling to land and she pointed it out to Aaron. He watched for a bit then said ... "Grandma we've got a problem"! LOL (Meaning the plane would get there before he did hehee
On the Tuesday (23rd) they got up extra early ... watched the sunrise and ...
both kids had a turn in a digger! MAJOR highlight of the week I tell you! (not sure if Aaron is picking his nose or chewing his finger nail here! Either one it's pretty normal behaviour for him LOL)
Taking control (well pretending anyway!).
Helping move the digger bucket.
And of course Miss Muffit had to have a turn too :-)
In the afternoon Grandma took the kids to the Queens Park to see the animals (I think they are holding hands here!).
On Wednesday they had a busy day too ... they had a trip to the $2 shop and Maddison got a doll and Aaron a Ferrari! Here they are at the end of the day ready for bed.
Aaron also had a crash on his trike so this photo is for Daddy to show off his bruise on his forehead and of course the Ferrari.
Monday 29th ... another beaut day with a ripper of a frost :-) Maddison must be blowing on her hands to warm them LOL
And the best bit ... Mummy came back :-)
Tuesday 30th we had visitors in the morning and they had a little baby (about 8 weeks) which Maddison took a shine too! She threw a complete tanty when they left and she had no "bubba" to hold! (Pity help my sister when she has her baby sometime in the next few weeks! Maddison will just take over LOL)