kate5kiwis: party.. party... party.... PARTY.....


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Saturday, January 13, 2007

party.. party... party.... PARTY.....

We're into our *fourth* day of celebrations...

We had a fabulous sunny afternoon at *the Quarry*.. where the kids had a blast...

S9 zoomed up and down and up and down the hill on his scooter

M5 negotiated the bridge.. and found some tadpoles

After climbing up and down various structures with her brothers, R13 needed a moment or two alone with her pink phone.. which has now been BOOSTed to two thousand $10 texts a month. mmmmm, yep. i kid you not...

while we sat around discussing life, the universe and everything...

Dad, you are so naughty avoiding the camera like this. I do love the hat though...

on the way home we stopped for fresh berry icecreams from the best little icecream maker in the world..

The birthday dinner party, all crammed around our table outside on the patio for BBQ beef kebabs and a huge salad with a million avocados and yummy bits..
GD and J11 had a serious wine-tasting moment: courtesy of Waiheke's Stony Ridge..

Anne's surprise arrival.. so cool to have you with us, you are such an integral part of Mum and Dad's life (and birthday parties!!) and you always have a moment for our kiddos.. they love engaging you in conversation and showing off their latest trampoline move/piano piece/fave book...

Birthday speeches and The Cake.... thanks, Dad, for everything you are to us. I have such wonderful childhood memories and we really treasure the wisdom and family history and foodie-ness and love of cryptic crosswords and sudokus and creativity-genes and love that you and mum gladly impart.

Well, you guys have just zipped into town this morning for *more food* (with D17 as the pilot.. will check the greyness of your hair upon return lol), and we're looking forward to another day of food and vino..
and I'm thinking that mum and I *must* do the pilates dvd today...


Blogger Carol said...

Great pictures!


Sounds like a lovely day. :-)

2:36 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Gorgeous picnic table. R13 has a gorgeous hairdo goin' on there!

Happy birthday, Kate's dad!

5:32 AM  
Blogger SarahJane said...

hey kate, I'm a little late but happy new year. wishing your dad happiness and good health!

8:04 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

it was *me* !!!
we call it a crown braid cos it makes ya look like a princess. it's really a french braid except that i only take new hair strands from the bottom and just braid the top strand in, got that??
thanks barb and sarah

7:06 PM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

What a wonderful celebration, your Dad looks like he is lovin' it. Mmmm... vino :)

11:43 AM  
Anonymous suz said...

65 wow! ...how did those years fly?
Your dad looks so good and your Mum and YOU!
You made it very special...enjoy ...enjoy...enjoy. It sound delightful!
Little rachel is looking GORGEOUS! just like her Mummy!

12:14 PM  

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