kate5kiwis: *ALACAZAM!*


“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

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


yep, The Biannual Garden Gnome Strikes Again!!!!!
i have been procrastinating this for oh, about four weeks:

so today while Bulldog sat on the deck in the sunshine wrapped in a nana blanket reading his mountain of paper University Literature and offering such encouraging phrases as: "Nice view from here!... Go Action Man!... Super Woman!" as he basked in the afterglow of Freshly Mown Lawns (like my friend Suz says, "There's nothing like a man who's just mown his lawns.") i uncovered the rhubarb, a basil bush (not Basil Brush... silly!!), some rosemary (i almost pulled it out but noticed the little sign just in time), the old parsley plant which may recover itself, a soccer ball (just checking you're still reading), and two of the six silverbeets i popped in to the soil midsummer.

oooh la
la, Voilà!!!!! (woah, lookit!!!!)
i got rained off twice but DO I WIN TODAY'S PRIZE FOR PERSEVERANCE or *what*?? heck, it's not even like Mum and Dad are coming for the weekend (actually, when *are* ya coming down again? i am really needing someone to show off my newly weeded garden to missing you).

and during one of the rained-off moments, M6 had a wee request for a Secret Diary.
no problem.
in true Whip Up Tradition we found an old pair of fave *mickey mouse* boxer shorts
and *ALACAZAM!* a Secret Diary, complete with Secret Latch *and* Secret Name Tag.


Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

WTG Kate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you have been busy :)

4:56 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

All this AND you garden! Too much for the mere mortals to cope with. Thankfully we have a garden in which nothing grows, not even weeds LOL Love the secret diary.

6:00 PM  
Blogger oacemama said...

Only one word needed...


8:50 PM  
Blogger Reluctant Blogger said...

Awww I love the secret diary. I have always had a diary but despite all the encouragement (because of, maybe?) I have given them, none of my children has shown the slightest interest in keeping one. The boys have a blog but that is all.

You look wonderful by the way in all the photos on your previous posts.

11:29 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Way to go! I don't like working outside, so I am especially impressed.

8:55 AM  
Blogger The Gorgeous Debbie said...

Baby, you are astounding - on-line and irl (it pays to have peeps like us nearby so we can report any misleading data, lol!). I am proud to say I can vouch for said fabulous-ness in your figure and style, in your sewing, your gardening, your barista and culinary skills, your childies, your sense of fun and humour and your passion for your fam-damily. You're like everything I wanna be, but gorgeous-er ;o) xoxoxo

9:12 AM  
Anonymous BeachMama said...

Wow, great job!! With our instant summer weather, I should be weeding and opening the beds, but I fear a freak frost will still happen so I don't want to get too carried away!

And whipping up a journal, way to go!

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Jacinta said...

ALACAZAM ... and Katie magcially appears in Dunedin to drink coffee with Jacinta and giggle at mountains of weeds slowing taking over their wooden villa, lol.

Bull dog cracks me up.

Am loving the secret diary!!!!!

4:26 PM  
Blogger Rach said...

we'll come and look at the garden.....and I'll bring my nana-blankie too!

4:50 PM  
OpenID hippyhappyhay said...

If you weren't over the whole Etsy thing, I'd suggest you chuck those secret diaries in. Fly out. Like hot cakes. Gorgeous!

11:34 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

yeah, am off to find some more spinach plants, something that'll grow in the winter X

mere *whats*??? i am in awe of your culinary/creative skills every day X

yep. that's moi lol X

yeah, my kids are on-again-off-again with journals/blogs. but then i didn't start keeping journals seriously until my babies were born X

yeah, i need to really psych up for it... over... oh about four weeks lol X

you know we all absolutely adore your gorgeousness, it's completely evident in the way we all rush ya to get the first hug lol X

i am totally gonna be all over your blog in the next few months... soaking in the summer sunshine!!! X

it's nearly mothers' day, my annual Buy Myself A Lotto Ticket day... and then i will just hop on that plane and *alacazam!* ya X

anytime, can't wait... we have a few spare nana-blankies here if ya can't fit yours in the wagon X

bwahahahahahaha X

12:45 PM  
Blogger ... said...

aw LUIGI what is she doing chopping up her kids' underwear?!!!!!

My gosh get down to the house and give that woman some TRANQUILIZERS

1:28 AM  

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