I’m five!

January 21, 2017

My morning started with a pancake breakfast, followed by pressies and a morning of playing with my new toys.

Then I had some buddies around for a party. What a great way to turn 5!

Office fun

January 13, 2017

Fun at Pre-K while it lasts – it’s not long until big school enrollment time!

Honor Roll

January 6, 2017


Ana’s 7th Birthday Party

January 3, 2017

I had the coolest ‘pink and black’ party – A big treasure hunt all over the house (the boys won), Secret Agent Broken Phone (the girls won), pizza, chocolate cake and the coolest pressies! I still had a big smile on my face when I went to bed!

The River Cruise

January 1, 2017

The Alamo

December 31, 2016

This morning we visited The Alamo and learnt all about the pivotal battle in Texas’ history.

In February / March 1836 the Mexican Army took The Alamo Mission in a 13 day battle against the Texian defenders. The Mexican Army outnumbered the Texian Army 6 to 1 and with the news of the defeat of Alamo, General Santa Anna assumed the Mexican Army would be able to hold back the resistance.

However, the fall of Alamo had the opposite effect and it sparked Texan settlers and adventurers from the United States to flock to Houston’s Army to defeat the Mexican Army in the battle of San Jacito in 18 minutes on April 21. Santa Anna was captured and forced to withdraw Mexican troops and Mexican control of the territory giving legitimacy to the newly formed Republic of Texas.


My 7th birthday

December 30, 2016

My day started well – waking up in my new bed!


Followed by opening my wonderful pressies from Abuela and Iggy, Grandpa John and Jennifer and Aunty VJ and Dave – thanks guys I feel so spoilt!

Then we packed a few things in our bags and jumped in the car. We’re off on a road trip! We tailgated lunch at Buc-cees!


Arriving in San Antonio early in the afternoon.

We celebrated with my birthday dinner on the River Walk. Unfortunately WordPress and / or the hotel internet are not cooperating in uploading our pictures of that!


Party City

December 28, 2016

After helping Mum out in the http://www.kiwiimporter.com warehouse all morning we were rewarded with a cafe afternoon tea and a trip to Party City. We both came out with huge bags of birthday party goods – plates, cups, decorations, party favors – the lot! You’ll have to wait for our parties to see what themes we chose!


Christmas 2016

December 25, 2016

It’s been a day of food and fun.Origami, reading our new books and playing with our new toys (Star Wars Lego and the science experiment kit were stand out hits). We went out to the park, Skyped family overseas and played many, many rounds of Yokai Monopoly. Who knew Rafa was such a capitalist?!


Christmas Eve

December 24, 2016

We sprinkled Reindeer food out on the grass, put out snacks for Santa and got to open a Christmas Eve present – an illustrated copy of Harry Potter. We’re ready!!