Saturday, June 28, 2008

Kadesh in Concert

Seven Little Blights and our Midwife

We had dinner with our midwives and got this photo - Caroline, our midwife, birthed all these babies. From left to right, Ira, Bethany, Talitha, Kadesh, Daniel, Kristen, and Damaris. In the back row, Samuel, Kim, Caroline, Helen, and Peter.

Kadesh & Talitha in the Hail

Tammy Chasing Hail

Telephone Talitha

Chef Talitha

Sunrise in Kaihinu from our backyard

A life of ease - Ira with his feet up

The joys of winter - Kadesh & Talitha in the hail

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Child Chatter

headforward: forehead
eyeflashes: eyelashes
heartloves: love hearts
washing mean: washing machine (both girls use this one)

botanas: sultanas
hoppycopters: helicopters
chips: tulips
sooss case: suitcase
bubbish: rubbish

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pa is Here!

Kadesh and Olivia

Rissie is mad on pink.

The Beautiful Lady of the Magic Bucket

Not a great photo, but this is Michelle - "Aunty 'Chelle" to our girls who adore her - an unsung hero. When she had her last baby in hospital, she marvelled at 'the magic bucket' wherein one put baby's dirty nappies and lo, and behold, they disappeared and came back clean!
To us homebirth mothers, she has provided, after every birth, a 'magic bucket' for a whole week after the baby was born.
To us mothers of small children, she has been a practical support and a sanity break.
To us who shift house, she has been the cleaning brigade without fail.

In the words of Kadesh: "I LOVE Aunty 'Chelle."
"Aunty 'Chelle is beautiful - beautiful from God."

Matthew 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Saturday, June 07, 2008