Sunday, December 18, 2011

may i bore you??

came 3rd overall in class and a mention in all curriculum areas! and throughout the year certificates in her sporting areas...

class award and 4!! school trophies for various amazingness + school dux, netball rep and top netball team.

this wee dude got the class award for literacy and numeracy, he should also be given one for spunk and ingenuity....!

they don't do kindy awards, but if they did he'd get one for consitently pushing his personal comfort zones, most imaginative and generally fabulous.

I know its not  nice to brag, but I am so seriously heart-swollen at these kids of ours, the effort they put in, the way they embrace life and give everything their best shot - their leadership skills, nuturing skills and kind hearts - such a proud Mama bear I am.  I am so very thankful for them - each one is a blessing beyond measure.

Friday, December 16, 2011

a non-Christmas related post - pretty nature

just because I love these pics and the sun rays I thougt I'd post them...and seriously who can resist these sweets wee baby Thrush birds...their mama conveiniently created her lovely nest at eye height - where she is attempting to raise 4 babies uninterrupted ~ ahem.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The tree is up, new decorations being stitched to give and add to our collection, the fairy lights are twinkling both inside and outside ...I declare Christmas just around the next corner!!!

Sweet birds..........

..the star that led them to find the baby king (or my idea of it anyho)....
...and some kiwiana inspired free stitching taking place.  I love freeform stitching, especially the kind that has no real pattern or even a firm idea of what it will be until, viola`-it turns out to be what is meant to be.

We started our 12 days of Christmas we do every year tonight...this year we are keeping it simple, as we should.  Tonight we kicked it off with a family supper, hot chocolate and treats around the table - together.