Eva and Mama, Queenstown June 2014
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.
Today I was blessed by time in the sunshine with Hugo playing football and lying on the grass enjoying the warmth of the sun.
I was blessed by leftovers and a calm and cooperative Hugo during Eva’s gymnastics thanks to a chiropractor visit.
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”.
Today I feel blessed to be back in Auckland this evening.
The children were blessed that the SPCA Cupcake Day had a stall just where we were walking at lunchtime!
I felt blessed watching these two play together with a spinning cup at (yet another) Wellington playground.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today we were blessed to spend the day exploring Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand.
These two climbed inside a life-size model of a whale’s heart.
Eva designed a couple of new coins for New Zealand.
Hugo served us at the fruit and vegetable shop.
Eva spent over an hour tracing and badge making in the arts section.
We used the word wall for creating and I was very blessed that Eva created such a lovely message for me!
We had some fun in the photobooth.
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!
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!
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!
Today I was blessed by afternoon tea with Eva after feeling under the weather all morning it was nice to get motivated to get dressed nicely and spend time together.
Today I feel blessed by the local laundromat who turn my wet washing into magically dry washing in just an hour.
I felt blessed by delicious dinner whipped up as a team effort this evening and enjoyed with a yummy Mt Difficulty wine.
Today I was blessed by my brownie baking helper who was eager to eat the mixture but wouldn’t touch the final product!
I am blessed that we all enjoyed a new slow cooker recipe. It is so satisfying to come into the house in the afternoon smelling a delicious meal that has just cooked itself!