Friday, July 23, 2010

kiwi word of the week

cattery- An establishment where cats are kept and bred.

This word may not be New Zealand specific, but I had never heard it before and Lonnie and I thought it was pretty entertaining. We have seen it on signs all over New Zealand. I think in the US we would just all it a cat kennel.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

dolphins and giraffes

Lonnie saw a pod of dolphins in the bay near our house while he was riding the ferry to work on Monday. The kids got pretty excited when I told them about it. Then Max just had to one-up his dad so he said that he saw giraffes in the water, and elephants too. Since Monday every time we drive past the little bay (which we do at least twice a day) Max has said "Daddy dolphins, Max and Maya giraffe and elephant". He is sticking to his story.

I can only guess what the picture in his mind looks like, but maybe it is something like this....

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Max and Maya went to their first concert yesterday....The Polkadots! There was singing, dancing and kids rushing the stage. Thankfully the kids were all too short to be able to climb up on the stage, so the performers were able to continue on with the show. We should have brought our camera but sometimes we have a hard enough time just keeping track of our kids so we decided to leave it at home.
The Polkadots are a fun educational and performing group. Their website has some great material, check it out.