Sunday, June 29, 2008
Me in the Park it was windy and cold!
By the time I made it home it was only noon, so I thought I have to find something else to do! I decided that I would drive over the bridge to Takapuna and Deonport, without using the GPS (of course I brought it with me just in case I got lost). Guess what? I never had to use the GPS! YAY! I drove to Devonport first, this town has a lot of really cute shops and I even found a gallery to look around in, then I drove to Takapuna where there is beach access and more cute shops. Driving home was no problem, I only had to make about 3 u-turns because I kept missing the street I needed to turn on but after that it was smooth sailing!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
In the pool
Class in action!
Crawl in the mat!
One tree hill
Peter and Sybilla
Ready to for out to dinner!
Alina (from Russia) Grant's Roommate
Matt (Grants other Roommate)
Friday, June 27, 2008
This picture below is what I actually ended up wearing out on the date!
Below is during the day today it rained on and off all day!
Around 6pm Garth, Andrea, Lucinda, and her boyfriend all came by to say hi and have a drink before they took off for a friends 21st B-day.
Garth and Andrea
Boyfriend, Lucinda, and Peter
Me and Lucinda.
I didn't get to stay and chat long because at 630 I had signed up to babysit for a parent in need. I Just got home from babysitting, it was for three kids but thankfully they were all asleep so all I had to do was drive there and sit and read my book (tough job!!!!).
Here is a picture of me at the computer taken about ten minutes ago, I don't have any idea what I am going to end up doing tonight but if its interesting I will let everyone know!!!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
This morning around 11am I left the house on an adventure for my day off. I walked up the street and caught the link bus (only costs $1.60 to ride) and took that to Parnell road, about a 15 minute ride!
Once I was on Parnell I started to walk along and check out all the galleries. I went into the Aesthete Gallery and the guy in charge Pierre and I started talking. Very interesting nice guy and I actually gave him one of my business cards and he said that he would check out my website. The galleries website is www.aesthete.co.nz . After Parnell I continued walking and came up (as planned) to the Auckland Museum.
I paid the 5 dollars that is technically a donation and started to walk through the museum! Little did I know that you can spend literally all day if you wanted to touring through this museum, it is huge, three floors, and tons of rooms.
Sad to say but after about 2 hours I started to feel sick, I think it was just an overload of information, but I did make it through all 3 floors just not as thoroughly as I thought I should. After the museum I trudged on and walked through some stores in New Market, and then finally came to the bus which I was more then relieved to see, because at that point my feet were killing me! I made it home about 5pm, and I am not going out tonight as far as I know right now because I work tomorrow and I need to be ready to take on the day!
huge trees along the walk to the museum
the dot on the horizon between the 2 houses is where we live.
garden outside the museum
me in forceful winds
weird birds hanging in museum
out window of museum
me in the wind!
some kids playing in the field and an example of how windy it is.
parts of the museum were weird like this example of a teenagers room from like 10 years ago.
it was sort of like looking back at what my room looked like, I think I had that exact poster of Prince William.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
After Jumping beans we walked back and Lucinda (a family friend who is 20 years old and in town for a week) stopped by and we had a really nice conversation. The last time I had seen her I was 11 and she was 7 and we were in Paris, so there was a lot to catch up on. She said that maybe on Sunday her family and me and Rebecca and Peter could all get together and have dinner.
I am going out to dinner on a date with a friend tonight so I am trying to find something to wear, that looks good and stylish but that is actually warm at the same time, because it is pretty cool outside today (and unfortunately it just started raining so I can kiss a good hair night good bye). Rebecca said that I should just suggest that he takes me to a warm place to eat (which is a brilliant idea). Tomorrow I will let everyone know how it goes!
I miss everyone at home! Hope everyone is doing well!
Rebbecca got home early again from work so I was done with work around 5pm.
The storm was pretty fierce compared to the storms we have at home! It was not only Rainy but very windy and it actually hailed 2 different times.
Tomorrow Sybilla has Jumping beans and we are going to meet a friend, Lucinda for lunch too! Another exciting thing that happened I was asked out on another dinner date for tomorrow night which is great because I have the next day Thursday off!!!!!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Today I went shopping at the outlet stores about 20 minutes away (but of course when I am driving its more like 45 min). I was able to get everything I wanted! I got some skinny leg jeans, water color paper, a belt, and a few other odds and ends.
In the afternoon Rebbecca and I went grocery shopping and stocked the kitchen up with food for the week. Rebbecca's dad also stopped by and we had some coffee and a nice conversation. Since I didn't really do anything that I felt I needed a picture of I decided to take some cute pictures of Sybilla. This is after her bath right before she went to bed.
she holds her own bottle now!
she can pull her self up!
she stands on her own (holding on to something of course)
She is a happy baby!
Hopefully Tomorrow Sybilla and I will have some great adventures to share with everyone!