I have been meaning to post here for a couple of days but the nice weather has been keeping me away from the computer !! I thought I would do a combine post of our year in review by months (like Hannah did on her blog recently) and my favourite scrapping layouts for the year.
Hahei 2012 – gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous weather! Camping with a mobile Taylor went reasonably well. I can’t wait to go in a couple of weeks time. Next, a last minute trip booked to Wellington for the weekend – lots of walking, TePapa, and high tea at Sweetpea with Mandy.
My 34th birthday, a weekend away at Kai Iwi lakes and the Bay of Islands road trip.
Taylor started at creche (the same creche Liam went to when he was little). Concreted in the stairs and built all the gates to child and dog proof the back yard!
Big month this month. An early appearance of Aimee Rose on the 10th meant an ambulance ride to Hospital. A week and a bit later Liam turned 8. We adjusted to life of a family of 5.
Hmmmm, what happened in May! Still adjusting to life with 3 children.
Visit from my sisters from Brisbane and Sydney with their boys Mako and Roman. Still adjusting to life with 3 children. Taylor wore goggles and a swimming cap at swimming for the first time.
First school holidays with 3 children. Took the kids to Kiwi Valley Farm. Taylor had her first ride on a pony and Liam enjoyed riding a big horse. Taylor did lots of playing with her picnic basket. Taylor slept in a big girl bed for the first time. She spent a lot of time sleeping on the floor and not in her bed.
Aimee started sleeping in her own room and in a cot. Gary and I celebrated 10 years of being married with a 9 course degustation meal at the French Cafe – we were the last to leave the restaurant and were personally escorted to the door. That is what happens when you don’t arrive to dinner until 8:30pm.
Gary turned 40. Aimee and I had an ambulance ride to Waitakere Hospital and a few nights stay for Bronciolitis. Taylor turned 2. Taylor and I joined Chloe and Sarah at one of the last Wiggles concerts. Gary ran the Arthur Lidiard Half Marathon.
We had a big storm and lost power for the night. Aimee moved out her capsule and into a big girl carseat. Liam started to play his 4th summer of cricket. Gary ran the Auckland Half Marathon.
Liam, Aimee and I went with Aunty Nic to visit Shannon, Shade and Mako in Australia. Mummy spent up large at Target, Big W and Ikea. We went to SeaWorld. Gary and Taylor had adventures back home and went to the Zoo, lots of walks, and a bus trip to pick us up from the Airport. Liam took part of the big Pacifica and Kapa Haka performances at Onepoto School. Liam’s mini ball team won their mini ball league.
I restablished my scrap table in the lounge, coloured my hair darker again, Taylor started to use the toilet regularly and is in knickers most of the time at home. Visited the Stanmore Bay Railway and then a swim at Manly beach. Found out I made the D’lish Scraps Design Team but then couldn’t tell anyone!
So that is 2012 … in a nutshell. I am looking forward to seeing what 2013 brings, getting to meet my new nephew and niece in Australia. Hopefully gettting to visit them! Life with 3 kids is pretty crazy and chaotic! It will be interesting to move on from babies and into toddler and preschool years with my girls. Liam will be in year 5 so senior school… and getting to do some fun stuff like overnight camp at Merc. I am also excited about where my creativity will take me this year…