20 December 2013

Things I'm Loving: Best airport arrivals, Bike tricks, Foxy Boys and Old Friends

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

Baggage Claim Surprises

This clip has been doing the rounds on Facebook this past week, so some of you may have already seen it. And it's a goodie - a tear jerker and just a lovely heartwarming story to boot! If this doesn't get you feeling festive and merry then probably nothing will!

'What the Fox say' at the talent quest

Noah has come on leaps and bounds in his confidence these past couple of years at school. Nevertheless I hadn't naturally pictured him singing in the choir and getting up on stage for the Junior School Talent Quest. His best friend asked if he'd like to sing the song of the year 'What does the Fox Say?' with him, and after a bit of persuasion he agreed.

It's safe to say he loved his moment in the spotlight, and although we'd primed him not to have high expectations - with 30 other acts also performing - he and his friend took out 1st in the group singing/dancing category. I was SO nervous for him when he was on stage, especially as they had to stand there in the silence waiting for an ETERNITY before the AV guy finally got their song going.

I was so proud to see him giving this a go and he informed me that 'I'll be doing the talent quest every year from now on Mum'. Good on ya son!

And in the choir sing....

The week before we also went to the end of year musical concert for the school held at a lovely church in the middle of the town with great acoustics - Noah joined the Tui Choir (junior choir) partway through the year and has really enjoyed being involved in this. I have to admit I hadn't quite realised the extent of the musical and dramatic talent that we have at our school and within the local community so it felt pretty special to be a part of it.

Amazing bike tricks

Mark showed me and the boys the most amazing video the other day - I cannot believe what these guys can do on a bike - insanity, bravado and plain crazy genius all rolled into one!


Last Friday night we'd planned a family movie night watching Santa Claus 2 combined with a trip to the Telecom Christmas tree lighting display afterwards. It was meant to make up for the fact we'd missed the Santa parade the weekend before - the first time in years we haven't gone. And going to ooh and aah at the tree would have have been fine had they not canned all the Telecom Christmas tree displays up and down the country, which I only discovered halfway through the movie when I was checking it out on the Intert. So instead we just cuddled up on the couch together and watched the end of the movie in Huggle Monster onesies and PJ's eating popcorn. It was just as lovely snuggle with my 2 little Huggle Monsters actually!

Old friends, good times

Last weekend we caught up with some of Noah's good friends from daycare that he spent so many years hanging out five days a week with. It was cool to see that time hadn't diminished the fun and connections and they carried on like not a day had passed since they all went off to school 2-3 years ago. There's a few less baby teeth and a bit more height on them but otherwise they were just the same old gang having fun like in the good old days.




And let the holidays roll....

Tomorrow we head north for our annual roadie to Hamilton and New Plymouth. We cannot wait - it's been a long year and we really feel like we need the break. I know it wasn't that long since our big overseas holiday but it wasn't a particularly relaxing holiday even if it was amazing! I do love a holiday where you can switch off and just be.....

And as I may not be posting quite as regularly over the next two weeks, I'd like to take the opportunity now to wish for each and every one of your Christmases to be merry and bright!

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