Monday, March 30, 2015

Jago Children || Portraits {December 2014}

Late last year I bought a voucher for a personalised calendar, and I wanted to put photos of our family in it for Nana. First, though, I had to organise a shoot. We spent a couple of hours down at the Botanic Gardens and came up with these. 

: : Can you spot Laura?! : :

: : When I told him to lie down here I didn't think to look at the grass first . . . : :
believe it or not he's actually rolling around and making faces because there were prickles here!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

End-of-Year Homeschool Picnic 2014

Toward the end of each school year, our homeschool group has something of a celebratory picnic. Last year I didn't attend, but thought I'd show you these pics of my siblings enjoying themselves anyway. :)

: : Maria with friend Julia : :

: : As above. Jagos love to climb! : :

: : Danielle + Chloe : :

: : Yep, Jago through-and-through : :

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Danielle's Music School Concert 2014

2014 marked Danielle's first year of clarinet tuition. She's enrolled at Kedgeley Music School, Papatoetoe. Last year she was the only first-year student so had her teacher all to herself! #score So by the end of the year she had well and truly passed the second-year students, not sure if she caught the year-threes or not. Pretty good progress we think! ;)

: : Performing with her teacher : :
{Emperor's Waltz by Tchaikovsky}

: : Award nominees with their teachers : :

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mum's Birthday

: : Cards : :

: : Samsung Galaxy Ace Style : :
Pretty exciting upgrade from her old brick with intermittent sound :P

: : Another of my creations : :

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Nana's Visit

: : Bedtime snuggles. Pretty sure we have similar photos somewhere of me when I was this young! : :

: : Aww : :

: : Watching movies {Little House on the Prairie} . . . super exciting for the little ones who aren't normally allowed much screen time! : :

: : The new use for camping-stretcher bags ;) : :

: : Auckland Town Hall Organ : :
One Friday night a free concert was offered so Nana, Mum, Monique, Diana and I headed in to the City for it.
{Dad, Jarrod, Danielle, and Bryce were on an overnight camp and Maria & Laura got to spend a few hours with Aunty Yvonne and Maddie!}

: : At the concert. Sorry, borrowing Monique's camera and not used to it so I look seriously awkward :P : :
When I was little, Nana and Grandad often took me out for lunch when we were in Wellington (or they were visiting Auckland), and now that I've got my licence it was my turn to take Nana out. :) Hooray for The Coffee Club ;) haha

: : Starting my own hashtag #awkwardselfies haha : :

Thursday, March 05, 2015


"Realise that if you have time to whine and complain about something, then you have time to do something about it." ~ Anthony D'Angelo