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Eben’s Haircut

Eben decided it would be a good idea to cut his hair about a month ago. Unfortunately he cut it really close in several places both front and back and so Paul had to shave his head. Eben became very self conscious about his new hair style and has gone around with a hood up while out in public ever since. IMG_20170812_095405

Netball Tournament

Isla had her netball tournament today. They played three short games and were encouraged to dress up. The girls had a great time putting on hula skirts and super hero capes and becoming Super Hula girls. They had fun in the all the games and had a great, challenging game for the last one. It was fun for them to have a hard game but they definitely rose to the challenge. I got a good work out running backwards and forwards reffing too!

Akaroa Weekend

We had a lovely weekend away to Akaroa. So nice to get away for a few days! We were extremely lucky with beautiful weather. We stayed in a very cute little house called “Coastal Retreat.” It was just out of Akaroa and surrounded by native bush with sea views. Perfect for our little family since there was plenty of exploring to do outside as well as spiral staircase. Eben thought the ’round stairs’ were put there cause the kids like them. The boys and I went for a run down to the Marae at the end of the road and stopped for a spot of climbing on the way home. We had a nice little trip to Okains Bay on Saturday morning and have put it top of our list for summer camping trips. Great spot. Everyone was very happy climbing rocks, exploring a cave, drawing in the sand and searching for treasures. We could easily have spent the day there but eventually hungry tummies meant we headed back over the hill for fish and chips on the beach and more exploring of the beaches at Akaroa. This morning we went on a little bush walk, had lunch at a restaurant where the kids could play on the next door playground while we waited for food and then the kids had a very happy time searching for crabs. Again they could easily have spent the rest of the day looking under rocks and playing in the sand but at some point we had to reluctantly round them up to head for home. We also played several board games including a new one called Katan which was very popular. Great trips, we are looking forward to planning our next family get away!