Almost back to normal around here, how about a few more happy family photos?
ABOVE: Time to say goodbye to Bex's family. We were so lucky to spend so much time with them.
ABOVE: Typical of Steve.. what more can I say? lol
Today Mum, Keera and I are going to Tauranga for the day. We are meeting up with 4 of my Mum's brothers and their wives for lunch, and doing some shopping.
Well we are in Tauranga having a wonderful time.
My Mum is lunching with her brothers and sister-in-laws... and Keera and I are finished lunch and now Keera's playing in the cafe playground.
And do I have a funny story to tell you later!
Home from Tauranga at around 5 pm. We had just the most lovely day. My Mum was thrilled to bits to see her brothers and wives.
First up, we did some business of Mum's, then we stopped at the Bernina Shop, where Mum and I both bought some fabric.
Then we went to lunch with the family:
ABOVE: The 'group'.
ABOVE: My Mum is the eldest of 10 children. Her mother (my Nana) had 5 daughters, then 5 sons. Mum is here with 4 of her 5 brothers. Her youngest brother lives down the bottom of the South Island, so he couldn't be here.
ABOVE: Keera in the playground.
FUNNY STORY: Keera needed to go to the bathroom, so we traipse off to the bathroom in the Mitre 10 building.
She's a bit ahead of me.... and as I round a corner to catch up with her, I see her holding her dress up and pulling her knickers down... in front of a row of toilets ON DISPLAY in the shop!!!
I had to yell at her to 'KEERA, STOP!' before she actually sat on one and pee'd on the shop floor!
It was hysterical! Several people were laughing their heads off at us. Too funny.
I told our group about it on our return from the bathroom, and they erupted into laughter too.
ABOVE: These are the fabrics my Mum bought to take back with her to Australia.
ABOVE: And these are fabrics I bought...
ABOVE: And I'm going to make Keera a quilt with this fabric.
Right, that's our day done and dusted. I cooked bacon/mince/tomato pasta for dinner. It was delicious.
Time to sign off for the day. Got lots to do tonight, as Keera starts Kindy tomorrow!