Annabelle turned one on 15 July! The last year has been amazing, the only thing I would change is for it to have gone a little slower. :)
We threw Annabelle a party on Saturday. It was a lovely occasion, but too overwhelming for her at times.
For her actual birthday we headed north to one of our favourite holiday destinations Mt Maunganui. It has quite a different climate than where I live at the bottom end of the North Island. There were actually people on the beach in their swimsuits! (Back home today there is a dusting of snow on the hills).
Unfortunately, on the afternoon of Annabelle's birthday we took a walk around the base track of the Mount, and my Dad took a tumble on the uneven path (basically he face planted into the ground). Oh my, I have never seen so much blood pour out of someone. So off to the medical centre we went. We cut our trip short and came home the next day.
Here are a couple of photos of beautiful Mt Manganui. It sits on a spit, and the other side has beautiful sandy beaches that go on for miles. It is amazing in the winter and the summer time!
I've recently started scrapping my photos of Annabelle with the Project Life system. I have scrapbooked in the past, but hate all the mess - so Project Life helps cut down on that. I'm enjoying it so far! I've been a bit slow with my stitching lately with everything else that has been going on, so don't have any to share this post.
Tomorrow is my birthday, and as a pressie from my husband on Saturday I am going to the zoo for not one, not two, but THREE animal encounters. I'm going to meet cheetahs, lions and the giraffes up close. I love animals, so it's the perfect pressie. The weather forecast is for sun but it won't be very warm, but that's OK I met red pandas at the zoo a few years back in the pouring rain and it was still awesome!
Sorry I didn't get around to replying to those who left comments recently. I do definitely read them all and love hearing from you. Hope you're all having a great week.