11 July 2011

Just another Welly weekend

Nothing mind blowing. No major achievements. No massive revelations. No big social calendar. Just us. Doing life together.

Saturday afternoon's doughnut muffin baking session turning into an impromptu birthday party for the monkeys when Noah saw the pictures of the same party last year and wanted a re-enactment. And the littlest guy is getting quite good at singing all the words to 'Happy Birthday' 'Baa baa black sheep' and various other tunes. He just breaks into a rendition now whenever the mood takes him.

Just to clarify it was no-one's birthday this weekend, other than a  pretend birthday for the monkeys.
But we do like to sing it all .the. time.

And on a Sunday in winter when the sun is low in the sky, it really is the perfect angle for sunflare.

Don't you think the sunflare looks like a big thought bubble coming out of Mark's head?! Ha ha.

 And bokeh too for that matter.

With the sun at our backs, time might as well stand still while we watch feathered friends. Enjoying a nature lesson from daddy about why some birds swim and others don't.

There's something so very hopeful about a sprinkling of winter flowers amongst naked twigs.

And when winter sun deigns to touch delicate petals, it's...well....simply breathtaking.

With a tornado up the coast overnight still fresh in our minds, Wellington's famous stiff northerly breeze could've easily put us off a quick stop at the park. But it didn't. We're made of tougher stuff.

Until a very close encounter with a bumblebee whilst sliding threatens our resolve. Note the bumblebee almost landing on Noah's hand!

But.....it's amazing how quickly one can forget a 'near' catastrophe when presented with the next fun activity!

Our early morning walk/scooter to the ducks and a play at the park generated a hearty appetite to return home and polish off the rest of the doughnut muffins with our morning coffees/fluffies/milkshakes.

Just another Welly weekend for us. And yet not just another weekend. Every one with its own uniqueness.

Giving us another memory to lovingly wrap up, fold into little squares, and tuck away into the memory jar.

Linking up with the lovely creative Stacey for her very first The Day After Sunday linky.



Nikki said...

This post is so beautiful. Mylo is too cute! Awesome snap of the bumble bee nearly getting Noah too! xxx

jacksta said...

Love that speech bubble shot. I think you should photoshop it with some actual funny thoughts Mr M might say!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photographs. The flowers made my heart happy :) Now I am craving doughnut muffins...

PaisleyJade said...

That's what it's all about. Must try to donut muffins! Totally looks like a thought bubble too. Your photography is amazing.

dearfutureme... said...

Love all these shots, and especially your sunflare and bokeh shots! You are very talented! Nice snap with the bumblebee shot - I wouldve freaked out too!

Jaz from Treacy Family said...

Yep, I want doughnut muffins too now. Recipe pleeeeeaaaassseeeeee! xx

Anonymous said...

looks like another wonderful weekend with the M's
love the singing!

love and light

Anonymous said...

ps your imagery is awesome!

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Beautiful!! I do love that comment bubble about your husband's head, keep that for next time you are wondering what he's thinking. Looks like a very fun weekend, cake, park, ducks & all. Love Posie

Kylie said...

Looks like a lovely weekend in Welly:) Love the photos - the bubble shot looks great.

Stephanie said...

Such a beautiful post and photography! Yes to the thought bubble. And I love the "birthday party". :)

Unknown said...

Looks like a lovely cosy weekend. With all my new southern hemisphere bloggy friends, I'm still getting my head round the fact that although it's summer here, it's winter somewhere else!

I'm amazed too, that you were all the way over here and made it to the Isle of Skye! There is now a bridge over to the island so no need for the wee ferry.

Must try out a batch of those doughnut muffins too. They look amazing!

Anonymous said...

Those doughnut muffins look DELICIOUS!!! They will be being made tomorrow or maybe tonight ;)
Love those pictures too...you've always got such beautiful pictures!

Penny said...

Such lovely photos, and your family is gorgeous.
And yes I so want to meet you!! I said at one of the last bloggy meetings that you are someone I would like to meet. Let's make it happen!

michaela said...

those donut muffins look delish! recipe?


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