Since pictures say it best, every now and then we sum up our day-to-day life during a given season in five pictures and five pictures only. Right now, it looks something like this. You can see our previous picture summaries
here, here, here, here.
A visit to Duck Island Ice Cream was one of the last remaining items on our summer bucket list. We finally made it a couple of weeks ago. Nothing could contain this boy’s excitement! Can you tell?! While we didn’t check off a couple of the items on our list, we made a really good go of it! There’s always the autumn or the winter or the spring! So much to enjoy, so little time!
My sister, brother-in-law, and the world’s cutest nephew came to visit us! We had such a good time showing us little snapshots of our world, though we didn’t venture very far from home. Traveling with kids, even internationally, is worth it! We treasured our time together!
The very first signs of of autumn are tingeing the tips of our leaves, although many days have remained unseasonably warm. The trees are whispering of the inevitable change of seasons and the coming winter.
This is for real. We had similar signs last year too. Entire shelves where one would normally find greens are completely (or nearly) empty. We’ve had a kumara (sweet potato) shortage too. The fields were too wet in the winter and spring to harvest, so one of NZ’s biggest crops rotted in the mud.
Q gets to swim every single day at school during the warm months. He also takes swimming lessons once a week. It’s lots of pool time (and lots of laundry), and our little fish couldn’t be happier.