Thursday, November 03, 2016

Snowballs, Horse Riding, a Pumpkin Fairy and a Witch's Cat

Our two snowball, or pom pom, trees on our drive way are in full bloom at the moment. I love seeing the snowballs turn from lime green to white.




Last Sunday Hannah and I spent the day at Acres Wild, a riding school in Pakipaki, Hastings, with fifty other Hawkes Bay Girl Guides and a group of parents. We had a great day, well, apart from getting drenched in the last half an hour because we were out on an orienteering treasure hunt in one of the far paddocks! All good fun though!!

The girls spent the day participating in various activities including games, croquet, archery, riding, and horse care.




Hannah's horse was called Chocolate, and she had a fantastic time.



The archery was heaps of fun too.


This year our local supermarket had a Pumpkin competition for Halloween, and this is the creation Hannah came up with, with some help from her Dad with the carving of the face, a pumpkin fairy.


She was so excited to get a phone call from the supermarket after school on Tuesday to say she'd been chosen for the first prize! Yippee! First prize was gift card to spend in store so she was very, very happy about that and has already been thinking up a list of all the goodies she can buy, lol.

Halloween was earlier in the week and Hannah did some trick or treating around the neighbour hood with big cousin Zoe and a couple of her friends. This year she put her costume together herself, a witch's cat. This year there seemed to a lot more children out and about so the kids had a great time checking out all the costumes.


See you soon xx


12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh my, what a pretty witches cat. Well done Miss Hannah

Mia Gomez said...

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Summer said...

Awe so cute ♥

Julie.C said...

Lovely blossom on the pom pom tree, and Hannah's pumpkin is fabulous well done.
Julie.C

Sarah Marchuk said...

Awe hannah is a real cutie. Congrats on winning first place. I love horses and Chocolate looks adorable. What a fun time.

Maggie said...

Congratulations to Hannah on winning the pumpkin competition, her costume looks great too.

Your pom pom tree is amazing, such beautiful blooms.

Bethan said...

Well done to Hannah! It looks like you had a fun time with all the Girl Guides!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful snowball bush

Marilyn said...

Looks like a fun time.
Congrats to Hannah for wining with her Fairy.
the Snowball tress are beautiful.
Marilyn

Julie said...

She is growing up so quickly. I adore snowball trees, especially when they are that lovely pale green colour.

Andrea said...

Looks like the girl guide group and Hannah had a fab time. The cat's witch doesn't look at all scary! So cute! Huge congratulations for winning first prize too, well deserved.

Maggee said...

I love seeing that Snowball tree--very pretty, and very full of blossoms! How fun that Hannah won the pumpkin contest! Very unique design, certainly worthy of winning! I was recently reading about how Halloween is mostly celebrated here in the states, but gradually spreading around the globe. And there it is in your neck of the woods! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

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