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Sunday, November 8, 2009

six word saturday (on sunday), the weekend report and an apology

let's start with the apology. i'm not visiting as many blogs as it'd like. i participate in wordful wednesday and photostory friday, and between the two of them, there are over 100 bloggers linking up! that's a whole lotta blog hopping, and basically there aren't enough hours in the day for all the hoppin' i wanna do!



so there's my 6 words. it's sunday afternoon and i'm lovin' this weekend, even though i had to work friday - i consider fridays (my day off) the start of my weekend!

yesterday mr scrappy and i dragged misses 11 and 13 into the waterfront to the french food festival.
three words


[that's all i'm sayin']

the sun was out, and even though it was a little windy, it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

we even saw a dude that looked like he'd got lost on his way to the people of walmart websitelast night we chilled out at home by watching wellington lose a rugby final (boo hoo) and nz (the all blacks) win (yahoo) - against wales. poor wales, they haven't beaten us since 1953. that's like, a REALLY long time.

this morning tara and i walked all the way into town (10km maybe?) to the waterfront (again) to the sunday morning city food market. we have a friend who was 'plying her wares' - hazelnuts and hazelnut products. we've since devoured some of her home-made pesto. yum.

the market was full of free tasters; gourmet sausages, snail croquets (you know you want one), caramel cupcakes, cheeses, chocolates - you name it.

misses 11 and 13 would NOT be dragged back into town, so i made doubly sure to rub their noses in the fact that they missed out on a tonne of free food and gave them the least tasty cupcakes (which let's face it, ISN'T really a hardship). one had a lemon cupcake and the other had a vanilla bean.

their life is SO TOUGH.

i don't remember having to drag miss 18 and miss 20 around at the same age. they still wanted to DO STUFF with us. lately i feel like i have to beg. i keep telling them, you should be thankful we want to spend time with you!!!

anyone else have this problem?

"i'm sorry i can't come to the market with you mum, i'm slammed right now..."
mr scrappy and i have also decided [on the spur of the moment] to throw a 'come as you are' christmas party on dec 12th, so if you're around on that night, throw on something green and red and glittery and come have a drink with us (you know where we live, right?)

...and here's some weekend pics to finish with...

cultural display at the french food fair
miss 11 has been working very hard on some guide badges, and this weekend so far she's gardened, cleaned windows, re-programmed things, changed batteries...
and sewed this...
pretty cool huh?
a cushion - and she did it all by herself
and miss 13 and miss 20
aren't they gorgeous?


fickleinpink said...

hope you'll have a FABulous party!

love your 6WS…
a bit late, but here's my 6WS, come and visit if you have the time!
have a great week ahead! Xoxo

Anonymous said...

Gosh Zoe's looking gorgeous! Thanks for the nice comments about the pesto on your blog. Glad you had such a nice weekend.
(who has a google account but can't get it to accept the password!)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Your girls ARE gorgeous!! You always have the most fun adventures!!!

Kristi Smith said...

Miss 20 has changed so much, love the hair.

Cole never wants to go ANYWHERE with me. NEVER. Rather stay at home and eat than go out to eat. I think he must be going crazy.

Wish I could come to the party! :(

mandyb said...

man i missed some fun events in wgtn over the weekend... got BB back so will send you all that 365 stuff..and got the sewing stuff for you too..(home sick today so maybe tu or wed)..and as for that party i am in!!!! (will check diary first cos weekend getting so so busy)

Alix said...

Hi! Just stopped by from Casa Hice to check our your 6WS.


Please come by Casa Hice some time and let's get better acquainted. I'll leave the door unlocked for you...

blueviolet said...

Yes,your girls are stunning!

Have fun planning your party.

The market sounds fun by the way.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Sounds like a fun party! :) I'm sure everyone will have a blast!

cat said...

That last photo is just beautiful! You had a great weekend. And yeah, we won the All Blacks a couple of times.

angie said...

I've been a serious comment slacker. I LOVE the last photo of your girls!

Teri said...

Gorgeous girls!

And you had me at crepes and free food. :-)

classroom fundraiser said...

GREAT pictures and looks like you had an amazing weekend!

Sandra said...

Welly certainly sounds like a happening place! The French Food Festival has got me salivating just reading about it.

Yay Miss 11! It's great to see kids working toward and achieving their own goals.

I love the photo of her with the hedge clippers:)

the ungourmet said...

Looks like so much fun!

That Walmart site cracks me up! :D

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Definitely in the gorgeous category! Now about those snail croquets - my first thought was snails but then I quickly reminded myself that our national dish here on the island is 'crapaud' a.k.a mountain chicken a.k.a frogs legs. It actually does taste like chicken and is very delicious but to someone whose only experience is ugly looking toads and frogs the thought of eating them is very very unappealing. So I changed my thoughts and said that the snail croquets might be something to try. I like to try new things.

Now that was a very long comment for a first time visitor. I came over from SITS and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed this post. Have a great day!

Divine Mrs D said...

Your girls are GORGEOUS!!! Bea-u-tiful, indeed! And I love the comment about being swamped/slammed. HA!

Stopping by from SITS.

Debbie said...

You are so wise to go ahead and plan your Christmas party. Things get so busy!

Muthering Heights said...

It sounds like a great weekend!!

Call Me Cate said...

Such a fabulous, full life... Hope the party is/was awesome

And I hear you about how much time it takes to go blog hopping with lots of participants. So thanks for participating in 6WS and very sorry for the late visit!

Elaine A. said...

That market sounds fabulous! And your girls are absolutely gorgeous Sue!

MommyGeek said...

They truly are beautiful women.

Marie said...

Beautiful girls. Love the pose with the garden shears. LOL