11 February 2011

Things I'm Loving 11.2.11

♥ Little Lifesaver ♥

Never really seen Noah wear a singlet before. But the boy looks goooooooooood. Kinda Pop Eye meets Baywatch dontcha think? We had to explain that a 'lifesaver' had nothing to do with a 'lightsaber' though - LOL!

♥ Sunflowers ♥

These puppies are up there with jasmine, daphne and roses as my favourite flowers. Grown in our garden, even better! It's taken four months for them to flower, and we only got two good sunflowers but we'll take it!

♥ Car Crazy ♥

This week it's all about the car. Mylo has been itching to get into the car and drive at every opportunity. So much so that the other morning, he brought me his shoes over as in 'Mum please put on my shoes so I can go in the car' and then proceeded to say 'car' and then 'in the car?' 

♥ Is it a bird, is it a plane? 

Actually what I really want to say is: 'Is it a dress, is it a nightie?' This was a lovely gift from Mark's parents. It is the loveliest fabric - colour and texture. Technically, according to the label it's a nightie. But I almost think you could get away with it as a dress? I'm kinda game to give it a go. What do you think? Could I get away with it? Or is it too nightie-ish?

♥ But definitely a plane 

Yesterday Daddy took Noah on an impromptu trip to the airport to see the new 777-300ER on its special one-off trip to Wellington to showcase the 5 new planes Air NZ are about to launch. He was made up. And seeing the black All Blacks plane at the airport at the same time...mint.

♥ Dan and Camilla ♥

That's not a typo. I didn't mean Charles and Camilla, although this IS about the royals. Dan is a friend of ours from way back - one of Mark's best mates from his days working at Kuoni Travel in the UK. Our fondest memories of Dan are from our trip together to Sri Lanka and the Maldives back in 2001, after the boys jointly won a trip there and the girlfriends (me and Heidi) tagged along for the ride.

Well, last week I saw via Dan's Facebook that his younger sister Camilla has just landed herself a major break, playing the part of Kate Middleton in the Lifetime movie being made about William and Kate. She's starring alongside a Kiwi guy, Nico Evers-Swindell, cousin of the famous rowing twins. I can see why they've picked her for the role can't you?! Definite likeness.

It's so nice to see an unknown actress trying to make it good in Hollywood getting a break like this!

♥ Even in the Small Things ♥

He is Faithful. To cut a long story short, I've been trying to find a Microsoft Money software box around the house that I KNEW I had.

I knew I had seen it a couple of weeks ago when I was tidying up the spare room cupboard in anticipation of our English contingent arriving. But when I went to look for it in the obvious places the past few nights, it was NOWHERE to be found. Believe me, I've been hunting high and low for the past 3 nights, and pretty well turned the house upside down looking. Why this disc is so important (well that's a whole other story), but I was getting REALLY REALLY P.O.-ed especially since I knew I had seen it just recently. Yes my poor mummy memory ain't what it used to be, but I still KNEW I'd seen it. Anyway, after hunting high and low through cupboards, drawers, under beds and even in the garage for about the fifteenth time tonight, I stopped long enough to say a quick prayer, more out of frustration than anything. Along the lines of 'God, please just help me find the blimin box, I'm soooo sick of looking and quite frankly I'm just want to give up!'. Within two minutes, I'd found the box. But I had to smile, as it didn't even have the disc I needed inside, it was just the empty box. But I couldn't really be mad, cos He really had helped me do what I'd asked. It wasn't His fault the disc was otherwise misplaced.

Fast forward two hours: I went into another cupboard looking for something completely unrelated. And there, staring me in the face was the disc under a pile of other stuff I just happened to lift up looking for this other thing. Oh boy.

He IS Faithful.

♥ We are Loving ♥

This is not just a me, so much as a WE! Whilst lying in bed the other night, I was scrolling through Facebook on the iPhone and discovered this gem. I laughed so hard that I woke up a 'just asleep' Mark. He was not best pleased. Until I showed him the clip. And even he agreed it was worth being woken up for.

And I guess the fact we have a Darth Vader mad kid in our house right now adds a whole heap to the appeal of the clip. B.r.i.l.l.i.a.n.t.

♥ Out of the mouths ♥

And finally, heard in my kitchen this morning. Me: 'Noah can you get the milk out of the fridge?' Noah: 'I sure can sweetheart'. Way to make Mummy's day!

Once again I'm linking up to Paisley Jade's Things I'm Loving linky:


I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what is happening in your life, there is always something that you can be thankful for... no matter how simple it is.


PaisleyJade said...

Oh I love your list! That clip is CLASSIC... and the sweetheart bit so cute! Your nightie/dress is pretty awesome... and I've always loved sunflowers!

About Last Weekend said...

What a lovely list! I really enjoy pics of kids driving the car, I have some of Harley when he was tiny even wearing a helmet - prepared for a crash. Also yes - that advertisement, so cool

Penny said...

O those sunflowers are beautiful!
And I think you could get away with wearing that nightie as a dress, especially with that belt and some accessories. I don't think anyone would even look twice.
You've got a great figure for it too.
So cute what Noah said

Leonie said...

what a sweetheart your boy is! way to make his Mum's heart melt.
Nightie/dress is very cute - definately wear it!


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