365 Blessed – 87 – 28th August

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Today I feel blessed to be mothering this beautiful girl who feels so passionately about things and is sometimes like looking in a mirror…..

I feel blessed that she wanted lots of cuddles from me this afternoon/evening as she coped with a day of rehearsals for Noah the school musical instead of a day at school.  SO MUCH CHANGE for her and so many tears this evening.

365 Blessed – 85 – 26th August

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Today I feel blessed by the sunshine that makes me feel warm and content to have washing getting dry!

I am blessed to be home to good food and children enjoying playing with trains and chalk.

I feel blessed that Hugo’s kindy teacher told me that he was sad when I left because “you have done such amazing job and he just loves you”.

 

365 Blessed – 84 – 25th August

Today I feel blessed to be back in Auckland this evening.

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The children were blessed that the SPCA Cupcake Day had a stall just where we were walking at lunchtime!

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I felt blessed watching these two play together with a spinning cup at (yet another) Wellington playground.

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I was blessed to watch Eva and Hugo become more confident with each crossing of this bridge.

I was blessed to meet Andrew at the end of his working day ready to travel back with him sitting next to the children on the plane and me finishing a great novel.

365 Blessed – 83 – 24th August

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Today we were blessed to catch the Wellington Cable Car up to the Wellington Botanical Gardens to enjoy the gardens, the view and the playground.

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We visited Parliament House (just looked from the outside).

I was blessed to sit quietly and enjoy a pot of warming tea and some book reading.

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This evening I was blessed to find a wood fire oven pizza restaurant which was so warm and toasty and made me feel defrosted for the first time today!

We enjoyed seeing a light festival display along the waterfront.

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365 Blessed – 82 – 23rd August

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Today we were blessed to spend the day exploring Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand.

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These two climbed inside a life-size model of a whale’s heart.

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Eva designed a couple of new coins for New Zealand.

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Hugo served us at the fruit and vegetable shop.

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Eva spent over an hour tracing and badge making in the arts section.

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We used the word wall for creating and I was very blessed that Eva created such a lovely message for me!

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We had some fun in the photobooth.

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Daddy and the cherubs loved all the puppets and dress ups  to play with.

We saw the colossal squid, looked at old toys, enjoyed coffee and stayed warm!

365 Blessed – 81 – 22nd August

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Today I am blessed by a trip to Wellington starting with a visit to the Maritime Museum where Eva and Hugo got to row the boat and steer the ship.  They also experimented with phones that have cords!

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We were blessed by a sunny but so chilly afternoon at a fabulous waterfront playground with a steep slide that literally kept them busy for 45 minutes!