Cool T Shirts and get togethers!!!

Last school holidays I had the boys here to stay for a week. I met Simon and Stacie in Wanganui on a Tuesday and then a week later did the same thing again, picking the boys up the first week and dropping them off the second. We had a fabulous time at the park in Wanganui including a picnic lunch. The boys loved the playground! Each play area is based on a nursery rhyme or cartoon character and painted in bright colours. Best of all was the train ride!

 

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Christian sliding down Dino the Dinosaurs neck šŸ™‚
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The Hill Family with Fred and Barney
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On top of Jonah’s Whale šŸ™‚
Love this! Dad and son!
Love this! Dad and son!
One happy Christian
One happy Christian
Family on the train ride
Family on the train ride
On top of the Mountain
On top of the Mountain
Riding a dolphin
Riding a dolphin
Christian is climbing up the dinosaur steps.
Christian is climbing up the dinosaur steps.
whee down he goes
whee down he goes
So much fun to be had at this park!
So much fun to be had at this park!
We can do it!
We can do it!

The second week in Wanganui we had a big family get together celebrating Keelas 16th Birthday. Keela is my brothers grand daughter, daughter of Melissa. I haven’t seen Keela for years so it was a great opportunity to catch up with her….and what a beautiful young lady she is šŸ™‚ It was also a chance to meet up with the newest addition to the family, baby Nash, Melissa’s baby…and Keela and Alex’s half brother.

Rodney, Joy and their family
Rodney, Joy and their family
Very proud great grand parents.
Very proud great grand parents.
16 Candles!!!
16 Candles!!!
Keela about to blow out her candles
Keela about to blow out her candles
A Happy moment
A Happy moment
Happy 16th Birthday Keela
Happy 16th Birthday Keela
Dad with his son Rodney, and with Rodney's son Jarrod, and with Melissa's son Nash. 4 generations.
Dad with his son Rodney, and with Rodney’s son Jarrod, and with Melissa’s son Nash. 4 generations.
Judy, Kerry and Jayden
Judy, Kerry and Jayden
Mum and Dad with Simon, Stacie and Christian
Mum and Dad with Simon, Stacie and Christian

 

Stacie with Jayden and Christian
Stacie with Jayden and Christian

I love trying to spend as much quality time with the boys while they are staying. This time we went to the beach, down to the river and walked along the walkway. Robin did something even more adventureous with them while I was at work. They climbed Paritutu! I don’t think I would have been game enough to do that with Christian. His listening skills are not the best….and it is a very high and dangerous place to be if you don’t follow the rules! But….what an experience for them šŸ™‚

 

The park at East End Beach
The park at East End Beach
The Park at East End
The Park at East End
If there's rocks....Christian has to climb them
If there’s rocks….Christian has to climb them
Building a big castle with wood
Building a big castle with wood
Yay for sand and water
Yay for sand and water
Jayden busy building
Jayden busy building
Down at the river by Nana Pam's and Grandad Robin's
Down at the river by Nana Pam’s and Grandad Robin’s
Throwing stones into the river
Throwing stones into the river
The river was flowing faster than we thought it would be
The river was flowing faster than we thought it would be
Taking Maisy for a walk
Taking Maisy for a walk
Under the bridge on the walkway
Under the bridge on the walkway
Walk along Te Henui walkway
Walk along Te Henui walkway
Jayden enjoying the sand
Jayden enjoying the sand
Yes....Christian gets wet!
Yes….Christian gets wet!
East end beach after tea
East end beach after tea
At the entrance to Paritutu Rock (Mountain...nearly)
At the entrance to Paritutu Rock (Mountain…nearly)
Christian on the merry go round! A celebration for being such a good boy :-)
Christian on the merry go round! A celebration for being such a good boy šŸ™‚
Look behind!
Look behind!
Happy chappies...at the top!
Happy chappies…at the top!
It's getting very high now!
It’s getting very high now!
Holding on to the inside bank
Holding on to the inside bank
Starting the climb. Christian trying to tell Robin that he is the boss. Now Grandad Robin says 'Get down Christian!'
Starting the climb. Christian trying to tell Robin that he is the boss. Now Grandad Robin says ‘Get down Christian!’

While the boys were staying I found some cool T Shirts for them to wear to church on the Sunday. I am amazed at the neat clothing out there for boys nowdays. There was nothing like them when my boys were young! I love them! What do you reckon? Do you think they are pretty cool?

Playing together so nicely!
Playing together so nicely!
Concentration!!!
Concentration!!!

 

So busy building
So busy building

 

 

Do you think Batman can go down the slide?
Do you think Batman can go down the slide?

 

How much fun to roll the ball down the slide...just need to get it up first!
How much fun to roll the ball down the slide…just need to get it up first!

 

Down Jayden goes
Down Jayden goes

 

Jayden first and Christian follows
Jayden first and Christian follows
So much fun on the trampoline
So much fun on the trampoline
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Just hanging Nana!
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I can hang too Nana!

 

 

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