the last three days have been a non-stop party with Auntie Mim and her granddaughter who's our second cousin (got that?) Rosie and my cousin Nik and her daughter (also our second cousin) Zoë.
i have so many cool childhood memories of winters and summers skiing and boating with my cousins, going to the beach together, walking up and down Kitenui Avenue, eating a billion figs up Uncle Lew's tree (i hate fresh figs to this day), walking down to the shops for iceblocks and burning out feet on the hot prickly pavement, and eating Auntie Kaye's roast dinners (i think that's where my *kate can eat ten roast potatoes* fame originated), and it was so very wonderful to have the Big Meet Up and make some more memories with our own kiddos.
here's the Big Whanau Photofest:
we are all so happy that you made the trek to our place, loved the cool times we've had and the wonderful memories we made. happy sleeping everybody... we all need a few catch-up zzzzz's lol X