Whew, we're having bit of a heatwave here at the moment, the last few days have been in the 30's C and Tuesday was the hottest day I can remember in a long time. Considering that just two weeks ago the weather was still very cool, summer has arrived right on time.
Hannah and I have started the lead up to Christmas with lots of pre Christmas activities and festive fun!
We spent an enjoyable afternoon with my SIL Jude and nieces Alice and Sally watching a local production, Peter Panto.
Great fun - we laughed and laughed, "Oh no he didn't, oh yes he did!" There are some incredibly talented people and children in our little district.
I found some fun Christmas fabric at Spotlight recently so whipped up a new project bag for my stitching and knitting.
Obviously we don't have any chance of snow here at this time of the year, ha ha, but I thought this fabric was so cute.
We have a new addition to our little family Christmas traditions this year. Meet "Elvis" the naughty elf.
So far Elvis has drawn on the bananas in the fruit bowl, been found reading Harry Potter to the dollies, he sent Hannah on a candy cane hunt, was wrapped up in the fridge one morning (to cool off as he's not used to this hot weather!) and this morning he'd left his own shopping list to add to our grocery shopping. I'm sure there'll be more hi jinx to come!
I had a lovely day out to Napier last Friday with my co workers. This has become an annual event and we all have such a good time together. It was a beautiful sunny day up there and it was lovely sitting at Starbucks on the Marine Parade enjoying a peppermint mocha frappuchino watching everyone go about their day.
Saturday afternoon it was the local Christmas Parade and this is the first time in a few years that Hannah hasn't been involved in any of the floats.
As with previous years, our local firemen had loaded up one of the fire engines with a foam canon which was a big hit with everyone, children and adults alike,especially since it was a stinking hot afternoon.
Our community Christmas tree was also put up over the weekend and Hannah was able to find the decoration she had made a few weeks ago at the local A & P show.
2017's Santa photo.
We've also been along to the movies to see "Kiwi Christmas", a family movie about Santa running away from the North Pole and coming to NZ for a holiday! It was a total crack up, with a few sad bits too.
This year Hannah's school formed a little junior choir for the first time in many years. For the past few months they have been practicing really hard and last week they had their very first performance for parents, grandparents, etc. It was so sweet and they put on a wonderful show. I had a tear in my eye the whole time!
See you soon xx