at this time every year, we'd normally be doing this
but for the first time in 10 years - we didn't.
we went here instead!
and it was gooooooood
because this child was going to be doing this
for 9 days (leaving on her birthday)
we had her birthday 3 days earlier
this was taken on her ACTUAL birthday
waiting to leave for summer rowing camp
not camping has given us the opportunity to lots of different things in and around wellington that we wouldn't normally do
like winery days
and going to the RACES!
ok - we haven't actually BEEN yet, but come saturday - i'll be wearing this!!!
my first fascinator! very exciting
oh, and this child is leaving home in 3 weeks
personally i think she's a little YOUNG to be leaving home, but that's how she looked to me yesterday, but then i blinked and...
she grew up
so she's moving out:
the younger 2 girls start their 2nd and 3rd years at college (high school)
there's major room swaps happening
furniture being purchased
carpets being cleaned
rooms being painted
trips to australia (me and miss 22)
plus all the usual stuff that fills our weeks and weekends
like i said
2012 is keeping me on my toes