School holidays are finally, FINALLY over! Seriously. We are shattered. The beginning of term could not come fast enough! But luckily, we were blessed with some amazing weather! While we did stay here in town most of the time, we were able to sneak away for a few days and enjoy some love from the… Continue reading Oh the Holiday Snaps!
Oh painting. We love it. We hate it. Or rather I just hate cleaning up. But somedays it's just a must. I am happy to say, the boys still love these paints! Soon after this though, we moved onto watercolours. Those boys are ambitious with their art! x
Over these school holiday - which did drive us all a bit mental - I've been thinking about how I photograph. How I photograph life, our family, our experiences, and ways to really start making this more than a hobby again. I was lucky enough to start photographing weddings at the Wellington Zoo! It is such an… Continue reading Another trip to the Wellington Zoo and photographing your children
We've started a few new traditions as the season progresses. New advent calendar activities. Making heaps of things by hand, and of course, buying handmade things. And always, the elusive "In front of the Christmas Tree" portrait. Oh well. One day… Continue reading More Handmade Christmas Goodness!
Somedays, time never seems to more forward. Days and days of tantrums, neverending laundry, endless dishes after a dinners barely anyone eats. The constant cycle of repetitive daily life. And then you realise, my children are a year older! Three! 3! Holy moly! How is it that while life seems to stand still, we all get older… Continue reading Happy Birthday to my 3 Year Olds!
Let the kids decorate the tree, they said. It'll be fun, they said. Actually, it was fun! They loved it! After they hung 90% of the ornaments in the lowest three branches of the old van Hulst family tree, we finished up our Christmas cards. And after they were in bed, 80% of the… Continue reading Getting Christmas Ready!
Are we an artsy fartsy family? .... Ooooh Yeah. There is nothing more satisfying for my boys than completing a piece of art to give to someone. They love painting, drawing, really anything crafty. So, needless to say, we were stoked to get this amazing gift pack of beautiful Educational Colours paint to try out! But not… Continue reading Educational Colours Paint Review & GIVEAWAY – Kiwi Mummy Blogs
I hope everyone had a fantastic and spooky Halloween! This year was (finally) the first year we had our Pumpkin Carving Party here in NZ. It was a blast! Even though no one was able to get any of those great orange pumpkins (there is definitely a market for them if someone is keen!) we… Continue reading Goodbye October, Hello November!
"Mum, this is the Beach Boys!" "I like this." whilst listening to Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Andrew Sisters. "Daaaaaaaaaaayyy-O, I say Daaaaaaaaay-ooooo" "Can we listen to the Beatles?" Lots of dancing. "Is this Dean Martin?" More dancing. "Who's this?" "It's Elvis" "Elvis Parsley?" And more dancing.
These guys. If the sun is shining, they will be outside. xx