Tuesday, February 18
Monday, November 18
|Drewby showing us how they'd clean the mats back then. Floors were usually made of cement and they had little rugs mats instead. To clean them, you had to hang them outside along the fence and beat the dust out with your broom.|
|Drewby playing "knuckles" with one of the teachers. A kids game from back in the day...after they cut meat from the animals, they would keep the knuckles from the animal hands and play this game called "knuckles."|
|The kids were shown a presentation of how to grind wheat to make bread.|
This picture here is where the kids were able to put their hands in the wheat after it's been grinded.
Drewby LOVED it!
|Just because I thought this was a cute photo.;)|
|Ringing the bell to let us know it was time to walk to the next workshop. SO COOL!|
|Learning about the water well. Reeling that bucket deep into the ground for water.|
It took so much work to get enough water just to cook, clean or feed the animals.
|Learning about the horseshoe. Drewby not so interested, he just wanted to play the horseshoe game. LOL!|
|"no more Mom!" Tired of taking pics!!|
|I could seriously stay here all day!! I LOVE MY OAMARU!!|
a fun lil clip swinging at the park.
Wednesday, July 3
I wished her Happy Birthday and told her she was my blessing. She responded, "No Mom, I'm your KARMA remember?" LOL!! I do always say that, but in reality, my lil' Bean is NOTHING close to the BRATT I was at her age. *winks at Twig & Monika* She's so much a BETTER person than I am, ten times fold! She's so hard on herself & never gives herself the credit she deserves, but she's ALWAYS seeing the BEST in others, supportive, wanting them to succeed and NEVER selfish. Best lil' dancer in any style...my Bean's GOT IT!! She's Grandma Norah's MINI ME- NO DOUBT!! She reads my mind before I can even say it, my humble piece of pie and always keeps me grounded. I'm TRULY honored to be your mother. I love you my sweet Bean!! THANK YOU!! Happy 12th Birthday!
Saturday, March 30
First morning, I woke up at 5am NZ time. Looked at the clock and couldn't believe I was up...TRIED to go back to bed, but NOPE, it wasn't happening. I thought about my momma who said, "You're gonna get even FATTER in NZ, because you will NOT exercise." LOL!! That lady sure knows how to PUSH me...using that reverse psycology...yup!! It worked, got myself up out of bed, put on my shoes, found my lil' Koloi was up too, had him join me in the family room. Closed the door, shut the curtains,set up a fun zumba playlist and got my ZAS on!!! =) Momma Norah would be SO PROUD!!!