Monday, December 26, 2011


26th of December! Goodness where have the last 3 weeks gone! I did intend to update my blog long before this, but we have just been busy enough! :-) I'll share some of my pics for my Dec Daily album (not all of them as there are others in some pics).
Aaron had a hearing test earlier in the month. All good there too! (I did wonder if his ears were for decorative purposes only, but apparently they work fine! haha)
The packers came to our old place ...
We moved to our new place :-) And one of the first things I unwrapped was the train set so the kids could play without getting too much in the way of the movers! Our new place has this little room off one of the balconies (on the floor plan it's the "gym") which we have made the train room and the plan is to try and keep the trains and track out there! (mostly its working although they do creep out onto the balcony hehee)
Maddison had 3 days at her new Montessori before the end of her school year. She settled in with no problems (probably helped by the glitter paint! hehee)
We put up the Christmas tree on the 10th. I did the top where the few precious ornaments hang and the kids did the rest.
My Mum arrived the evening of the day we moved, so we have had a few meals out with friends! :-)
Aaron had to present a "celebration" museum at school. They had to choose a celebration from their home country and have a display about it. Well because of moving and not being on line, I got the info the day before it was due! So I said it would be best if he did Christmas! Thankfully Mum had bought some magazines from NZ with her so we went through them and cut out pictures that had anything to do with anything about a Kiwi Christmas.
While I was out and about that day at Aaron's school and doing other things, Grandma looked after these two little rascals hehee
Santa paid a visit to Aaron's class.
Maddison helped cook dinner one night.
We went to Port Dickson for a few days and Samuel discovered ants :-)
It was very hard to keep the kids out of the sea! This particular day Daddy and Grandma had taken the kids to the beach (for a walk!) straight after breakfast while I packed our bags!!! Good job they weren't in their good clothes like one of their little friends hehee (bet her mother wasn't pleased!).
I finally emptied the last of the boxes and got the movers to come and collect the empty boxes.
Lyndon installed a water filter at the kitchen sink one evening and the following day I had the sink repaired (it was falling out at one end). Check out that colour of our water here! That's less than 24 hours of use just from one tap!
Not sure this is our place or not it's so tidy hehee :-)
Kids and I had our photo taken with Santa at one of the malls.
I took Mum to Old Town for a look around in the cramped dusty little shops there. This was a hardware store! You couldn't fit down that isle if you had a little bit of excess weight (or a large handbag!!) haha
The eve of the eve of Christmas! (I had spoken to Santa and asked him to come a day early and fancy that he was happy to oblige hehe) :-)
24th Dec ... 3 little reindeer!
Christmas Dinner with some friends.
Dessert (yes I used the pavlova magic but will do a separate blog post about this) :-)
And I just had to share this!!! Mum and I went to the supermarket one morning and when we came back Lyndon asked me to check the camera. I had wondered why Samuel was wearing different clothes! GROSS! I tell you, you can't leave the toilet door open around here!
Tonight we have all been to the airport to drop Grandma off as she's heading home. Maddison has already asked several times if we can go to Grandma's house now!
Happy Holidays to you all.
Thanks for visiting. Hopefully it won't be another 3 weeks before I post again!


Mrs Frizz said...

I've seen it all ... having a bath in the loo ... too funny!!! and pictorial evidence for his 18th and 21st ...

Pavlova looks fab-u-lous ... and your new abode... very flash!

Penny said...

Yay for new flash apartment! Except, I sent your Chrissy card to the old address.... hope you have a redirect ;P Better email me the new one.

Serene Ho said...

Merry Christmas Rachel and family! You have a beautiful big house and I'm happy to know everything went smoothly. The picture of Samuel is really "wow!" Hope he wasn't hurt. LOL Wishing you a great 2012!