Howard Family

Howard Family
Taken in Fiji 2009

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Relay for Life

My mum and dad are such amazing people! A couple of weekends ago mum organised a team of people to compete and raise money for Cancer Society Relay for Life. A 24 hour walk-a-thon.
She was part of the Kaitaia Lion's club. Not sure how much money they raised I will update when the final count has been made.
There was awesome music played by a special friend and her band Kerfew, and another friend Kylie took some amazing photos.
Love the "Lions" in the front of the bus.











Lorriane's caravan, which looked like the place to hang out after a couple of hours walking.
The amazing team.
My amazing, wonderful parents. . .

Blog roll

On the right hand side are 2 blogs. Love to learn is Kalin's class blog and Rising Stars is my classroom blog. Check them out!

My awesome brother, niece and nephew

Riwai (my brother) and his lovely kids, Anahera and Caleb live in Australia. We get to spend time together every other year which isn't alot but we have a blast when we get together. Mum and Dad go and see the kids a couple of times a year so we always have lots of photos to share.
We love skyping when we all have some spare time in our busy lives.

I love this photo of my whanau!

Aaron's weekend on his own!

On Saturday, Tyler (our next door neighbour from a while ago) had is birthday. Kalin was going to spend the day with nana so that Aaron could go to the party on his own. Kalin ended up going to Waiheke for the night so Aaron had the whole of Saturday and Sunday with mum and dad.
The birthday party at Tyler's was great! Got to play 'the chocolate game' playstation, eat cake and do all of this without a little brother in tow.


On Sunday, he finally got to make his Star Wars ship that he got a couple of months ago.
It took a couple of hours but finally it was complete.
3 days later and it is still in one piece!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Big boy Riding on 2 Wheels

Kalin has had a two wheeler bike for a year now (thanks Sinead and Stefan and inOrganic) and has been riding the trike that his dad was riding when he was Kalin's age. We went to say farewell to Richard today and Kalin had his bike at dad's work. He was riding it up and down the drive way of Toyota when Richard yell out "Why have you got training wheels on your bike when you dont even use them?" To which Kalin replied "Take my training wheels off dad!"
So Mike took them off.
It took a couple of goes and a few tears (TUI AD! YEAH RIGHT!) but he got it!
LOOK! NO TRAINING WHEELS!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My buggered boy!!

I am so proud of our big boy. He qualified in the school trials for the inter-school swim team! He has had to swim every day for the last 4 weeks. He even had to put up with Mrs H (mum) taking swim squad at 8.00am on a Wednesday morning. Not one complaint but lots and lots of towels to be washed after school. (Not only is Aaron swimming daily but Kalin is swimming 3x a week as well!)
The big inter-school swim carnival was today at Howick Intermediate. (SORRY Nana. I got the wrong venue!)
Aaron swam his little heart out. He tried his best in his 3 events, Free, Breast, and relay. No placing but none the less I am a very proud mum!
He got back to school this avo and came into my room a very tired boy. Not only tired but hungry! Apparently I took his lunch box out of his bag this morning. (Might make a good Tui ad. NOT)
So it was an early home time today. We got home just after 4 and he has been like this since then!

Oh what a life!

Spitting image of his dad! (less the beer in his hand) hehehe

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kalin Reading

I know it has been ages so I thought I had better upload something good.
Here is Kalin reading his homework reader.

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