Saturday, 20 October 2007

Long Weekend and Give Away Reminder

It was a long weekend in New Zealand, Monday was a public holiday to celebrate Labour Day!

Ours was a busy weekend, my dear Aunty came from Wellington to stay. Babes and I left her and Mum in charge of The Princess on Saturday night as we drove off to Hamilton, one hour South of Auckland to attend his high school class reunion!

I didn't want to look tatty and show him up in anyway, so I went all out out and painted my toes, REVLON RED, yummy!


I had to do a few repairs to the shoes they were going to peep out from! Here they are on the dashboard, spring pegs to hold the freshly craft glued bits down!



It was fun to get away and get all dressed up.

Yesterday we travelled one hour North to Whangaparoa where my brother and his family live. We had a delicious bbq lunch of fresh fish, crayfish (lobster), salads and breads.

They have a fabulous home, which overlooks this beach.



Babes, Mum and I took Stella and her 8 year old twin cousins and their dog to the beach to kick ball and fly a kite.


The twins were almost identical as babies and little boys but they look quite different now.



Mum has Pepsi the latest edition to my brothers family. She is so cute!


It was a great weekend catching up with family and friends.
Don't forget to leave a comment to go in my October Give Away. This gorgeous bag could be yours!


14 comments:

jen said...

We got Friday off to :) Hawkes Bay Anniversary :)

pleased you had a nice time away

yesterday sounds very nice too

Beth Leintz said...

I still just get tickled by the different words we use for things- like we call your "spring pegs", clothes pins. I always tell people about how you call a shopping cart a "shopping trolley".

Your cherub and rose piece is incredible- I can't believe you could find something like that at a thrift store!

When We Were Young said...

Very clever fix with the pins!

Liz said...

yes, it has been a full and busy weekend, it is always so good to `do' special family stuff -this is what it is all about

Felicia said...

Looks like a wonderful time :)

Natasha Burns said...

Sounds like you had a great time away. Love the toenails, it always feels good and girly to do them doesn't it! really finishes off the peep shoes! xo

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Rachael, love the photos of Whangaparoa, such a beautiful place is NZ!! Had to smile at your shoe repairs very crafty! And sassy Revlon red :) looks great! Have a lovely week!! Jenn and Jacqui

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW! It sounds like you had quite a busy weekend! But it all sounds like a lot of fun! Love your red toes :) What beautiful pictures of the beach and cute babies!!

Hugs,
Amy

bluemuf said...

Your toenail polish is super. Isn't nice to have a little get-a-way every once and awhile. I also enjoyed the pictures.

Hugs Karen

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your toes look spiffy!
Glad you had a nice time. I got a giggle out of the shoes pinned together!
:)

Amy said...

hey Rachael, hope the reunion went well. I can't imagine going to mine lol but anyway...looks like the weather for you down there has been as changeable as it's been up here. Love your giveaway btw!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

If you draw my name I want Amy to have it, okay? I sent you a paypal on the dresses...

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

looks like you had lots of fun!!!

Lori said...

i can't find the post for the giveaway!! does this comment count? the bag is GORGEOUS!!! your princess is a real cutie...love your red toes!!!