01 December 2010

Project Smile: Much to smile about

November has been full of smiles for so many reasons. Sure there's been frustrations and some not-so-memorable moments. Like a bad case of conjunctivitis, a sad wee boy needing to be rescued from a sleepover that didn't quite happen, 2 lots of failed fairy lights before we finally bought some that worked for the Christmas tree (you just try taking off a bunch of lights once all the decorations are in place on the tree without ruining the whole thing!), a near miss with a mouthful of 'cat poo', some bickering about my new trousers when hubby didn't quite agree with my fashion sense, and a broken cat flap door just to name a few.

But you know what? Having committed these to paper now makes them seem so trivial and insignificant. And so very quickly forgotten when compared to the wonderful moments that made us smile:

Cat drawings. A four-year old talent grows.

Lighting up the sky on a bitterly cold Guy Fawkes night.

A pea in a pod.

Weight Watchers sticky date pudding made by hubby. Totally guilt free goodness.

Now that's what I call a real Kiwi Christmas parade.

Discovering the delight of macarons from Bohemein Fine Chocolates.
Melt in the mouth meringue and amazing flavours.
Chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, damson plum, passionfruit, coffee, sea salt, and raspberry.

The scent of first roses from the garden

Crafting Christmas cookies

 Miniature punch buggies on the back of a model train at the annual Rail Expo.
Way, way, way too many to 'punch' them all but they sure brought us smiles.

Rediscovering banana & cinnamon on toast.
An oldie but a goodie. 

Beach bunnies.
I ♥ seeing these two being brothers.
Co-existing. Sharing the same time and space.
Happily, peacefully...well mostly!

It makes me smile from the bottom of my ♥

What have you found to smile about this month?

This is a link-up to Project Smile
hosted by Alicia at
A Beautiful Mess. 


Snowcatcher said...

Those are so wonderful! Your photography is outstanding! I really like that you included some of the frowns first so you could punctuate them with smiles! Good job!

Sammy said...

I am so sad I just googled Bohemein Fine Chocolates to see if I could visit. Doh! Will need to travel to Wellington to experience them!
Oh well, they look yummy!

Jenny said...

What a neat post! Love your photos. That big buzzy bee float in the parade looks so cool!

Becky said...

Great post, great photos and I am hungry now after looking at all those delicious foods!

alicia said...

I love your honesty. But what you say rings so true for me- how insignificant they seem when put to paper in comparison. Love it. Brilliantly said. And I love all the things that made you smile. Each unique and different. But all smile worthy moments. Thanks so much for sharing and joining my smile crusade.


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