The First Day of……

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Hallejulah, OMG it finally arrived.  I love New Zealand, I love New Zealand I really do love New Zealand, but winter in Auckland sucks ass more than anywhere  else that I have ever lived (specifically Florida and San Diego – tough crowd I know).

Anywho, the sun arrived in opposite land this week and we have been loving it.  Fathers Day was on Sunday and we celebrated by taking Ethan’s training wheels of his bike.  He had it down in 2 hours!  Kid is crazy.  Our lawn is so big and flat (have I mentioned it takes 2 hours to mow the whole thing?) that we didn’t have to leave the house to find a suitable place for Ethan to practise, this was handy as it meant we didn’t have to find to-go cups for our mimosa’s!

Taking the training wheeles off!

Taking the training wheels off!

Everything is better when done in your pajamas, you understand.  What this really means is that we were talking to Ethan about taking the training wheels off, and he was all like “Yeah!  Lets do it  NOW” so we were all “OK” let’s do it, clothes can wait.

He kept saying, "isn't it amazing that I can do this, it's amazing!"

He kept saying, "isn't it amazing that I can do this, it's amazing!"

Jim had his own first on Sunday, he caught his first chicken.  Luckily Ethan was able to chicken-whisper the poor thing away from Jimbo;

Free range chickens are still a few egges short of a dozen!

Free range chickens are still a few eggs short of a dozen!

To celebrate Fathers Day the absolute best way, we had our first BBQ of the season!  Whilst cleaning the winter cobwebs off the BBQ Dave discovered that someone had moved in over winter;

New Zealand Weta

Ethan knew right away that she was a girl because of her big egg laying spike-thing coming out of her bum, and that she was scared as she was making a huge racket with her legs.  He ooohhhed and ahhhed over her for about 5 minutes than found her a new home in the dark abandoned doghouse.

I love you Dad xxxx

I love you Dad xxxx

Mum also had a first (of sorts), she caught the bike riding bug from Ethan and they rode laps around the lawn together, little Marley running alongside of course!  I don’t think she has been on a bike for years;

Mum on my Bike

Mum on my Bike

So, a little late, but there are a few firsts for Writers Prompt this week.