Sunday, 12 September 2010

Birthday Girl

Here is my baby on the night of her eighth birthday, don't worry, the wine glass isn't hers, those rosy cheeks are genetic!  She had a great day at school, and then we were joined by grandparents for dinner, so a lovely evening too.

On Friday night we went to the rugby in Invercargill, Southland were playing North Harbour in the ITM Cup.  Southland are also the very proud holders of the Ranfurly Shield, or "The Log of Wood" as it is affectionately known throughout Kiwi Land.  It was a fabulous game, lots of tries scored and plenty of action.  First time we had ever taken the girls to a game, we were worried they would get bored but they had an 'awesome' time, and best of all we defended the shield and now face Auckland in the next Shield Challenge in two weeks time.  Here is our youngest talking to Joe Tuineau, and getting a signature from Robbie Robinson on her 'GO STAGS' poster that she made to wave at the game.

Also on the rugby topic, what a great All Blacks vs Wallabies game last night, we managed to get away with a win in the end, by 23-22, but it was incredibly close, bring on the World Cup, only 1 year to go!!!

Not too much stitching happening here this weekend, lambing is in full swing and I have been having a big tidy-up in the garden, mowing lawns and spraying etc.  Thanks for stopping by today, hope you are enjoying a great day too!       Take care,   Nicky

12 comments:

Annie said...

Your 'baby' looks like quite the beautiful young lady. Glad she had such a wonderful birthday celebration. The cake looks yummy!

Deb said...

She looks so happy Nicki. Bet it was a great game to go and watch too. They had better beat Auckland, everyone must beat them.

BubzRugz said...

She looks so pretty and happy.....
As for the rugby.... mmm... An Ausi with a Kiwi grandson.... I'm happy either way... close game though.. so cute to get signatures - I remember my boys after the cricket teams...
Hugz

Michelle said...

They don't stay babies for long do they?
And what a pretty picture she makes!

Marls said...

What a beautiful young lady.Looks like they had a great time at the rugby-what an experience for them to meet the players.
Of course they will beat Auckland!!

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. A lovely photo. I bet there isn't any cake left. Enjoy your weekend in the garden.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Blu said...

Happy birthday to your lovely daughter.

Little Kiwi Chick said...

Hope your daughter had a lovely day! She is such a pretty girl! Can't imagine my baby turning 8 but I'm sure it will come around all too quickly!

Katrina in NZ said...

Hi Nicky, belated birthday wishes to your daughter - the birthday cake looks delicious!

Carol said...

Hope your daughter's birthday was as lovely as she is :)

Siobhan said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! She is a cutie patootie. I hesitate to admit this, living as I do in the province of Munster, with Thomond Park right down the road, but I'm not much into rugby. Those guys are HOT, though!! LOL

Vinniey said...

Your "baby girl" is beautiful with cute rosy cheeks . I think her mom is pretty, that why she is pretty too. :) Love the butterfly birthday cake, Nicky.

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