The Rock. Before being fitted to a ring..
Lush. Isn't it beautiful afternoon light at this time of year?
Elmer is a lot better. He's well enough to be WIDE AWAKE at 9.30pm (yawn).
And where I'll live soon....
We're almost ready for the roofers. A council inspector visits on Thursday, Steven just has to box out the skylights, and then the roofers can start.... if it is dry.
It looks really big from inside. I can't believe we'll have all that space after two years of barn living!
Elmer hasn't been his usual lively (photographed) self recently. He's been sick with colds or a cough on and off for weeks. I've not been that well either, and the combination of sick baby, sick me, winter, and the general admin that takes up any spare time I have means that I've not been so active with my camera lately. Here is my sick little boy:
He's still beautiful even when he's ill. I just want to be able to magic him better. We've had a few happy days inbetween illnesses when we've got out and about. Here's Elmer in the museum:
He took his first independent steps this month, but still likes to walk along holding a hand or some furniture.
We couldn't miss the model train exhibition in Dunedin recently. Elmer LOVES trains ("ch ch ch ch")....
My two geeks together.
Now, we only have two hours to kill before Elmer's doctor's appointment. Unfortunately the Hungry Caterpillar DVD only lasts 30 minutes!
Lawrence and Natalie are Chinese-Malaysian so the start of the wedding day included the Chinese tradition of the groom fighting his way through a series of challenges before he could meet his bride. The bridesmaids are in charge of planning the challenges, and they generally include anything embarrassing, hilarious and demeaning. So much fun. It also sets up the day in a very relaxed and jovial mood. Later on at the reception the guests performed songs and speeches, and the flower girls gave a violin recital. Yucky weather but it didn't matter...
After the wedding we had to get back to Dunedin, so my parents drove whilst I dozed with Elmer in the back of the car. I was exhausted but on a high - not only did I have an amazing time with Lawrence and Natalie, but I'd finished my last wedding of the summer and I'd got through (hopefully!) my toughest season here, with Steven building the house, me working full time with a baby, and a living/playroom/barn for an office. Next year will seem easy compared to this....