21 September 2008


Ok...I'm cutting to the chase this week!! Two very tired parents and a busy week ahead.

Noah survived the whole week at daycare (yeah!!) which made our lives a little easier (or busier at work which ever way you look at it).

This weekend we took a trip up to Gee Gee's in Jules Alfa Romao (lush..) and had a great old time. A stop at the mountain (Mount Egmont) was a waste of time on the way up as visibility was down to about 3 metres (max), a real shame as from the photo's below you will see how incredible the mountain looked the following day (this was at 7am after we had an early riser!!). For the rest of the weekend's action I will bullet point what transpired below...

  • Helicopter - the title of this blog is deliberate and will be explained now (briefly). Noah's managed to find an awesome sense of humour. He happily reads books with us, finishing sentences and this weekend he decided to replace the real word with helicopter. An example of this is... "Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of....HELICOPTER"...classic!!
  • Salad - Well, we did manage to get Noah to eat some (a tiny bit in a quarter of a sandwich), but on the next quarter of a sandwich we gave to him he found a bit and said "what's this mummy", to which mummy replied "that's your greens" and Noah's priceless reply was "No mummy, it's salad...??" ha ha...that taught you mummy!!
  • Okurukuru - for brunch (again) and it seems to be our hang out when we visit New Plymouth. Noah got his usual fluffy (what have we started!!) as now every fluffy has to have chocolate sprinkles and a marshmallow (expertly asked for each time)
  • Kites - We were very lucky when we visited the walkway in New Plymouth on Saturday afternoon to see some 'crazy' kite surfers doing their thing just off the coast. The pictures tell the full story, but Noah was so impressed by them he was even talking about them when I put him to bed tonight
  • Chatter Box - and that's another thing...wow can he talk (wonder where he got that from?)
Anyway...I'm off to Sydney this week for work and Meg has got a whole stack of study to catch up with, so just enough time for some photos and then bed!!

Noah enjoys being 'as snug as a bug in a rug' - another of his favourite expressions this weekend

Noah has fun picking lemons off GeeGee's tree

Burning off a bit of energy jumping....and jumping....and jumping.....

Noah enjoys playing doctor and checking all our heartbeats including his own, and is incredibly gentle with Panda who lets him get close enough for nice cuddles

There are advantages to being woken up early by a little voice in the room saying 'galah galah galah' at 6am...it meant we got to see the mountain in all its glory before most people were even out of bed! We also had a visit from 2 cute fairies - the two little girls who live across the road from Gee Gee came to show us their lovely outfits as they prepared for Ellie's 5th birthday party (Ellie is on the left). The day made more special for them as Ellie is still recovering from leukemia and I can only imagine what a happy day it must have been for her parents.

Okurukuru in all its glory....what a perfect spot to enjoy a stunning Taranaki day.

Later in the afternoon, a trip to the seafront saw us exclaiming in awe at the exhilirating sight of kite surfers out getting some big air

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