Thursday, October 18, 2012

Gavin The Grey(t)

August went by in a blur! I know I keep saying it but I can't believe how fast this year is flying by. It's almost scary.

Old Man Gav turned 40 on 24th August so, being the sneaky sneakster I am I organised a trip down to surprise him for his birthday. He already knew that Mum and Dad were flying in but what he didn't know was that Kathryn was flying with them, Claire and I were driving from Christchurch, and Averil was flying down the following morning.

Being a guy who has everything, we had to put on our thinking caps for what to get Gavin for his milestone birthday. With the help of Catkin's brilliant ideas we came up with a hot air balloon flight over Queenstown, for Gavin to take when it suits, and their Camelriders blog published into a book. Result! It all came together nicely and I think Gavin liked them both.

On the Saturday night Catkin and Gavin had organised for Hazel to be christened which we were all very pleased to be able to witness.  It poured with rain but luckily it didn't affect any plans we had.  Hazel was so good through her christening - she hardly made a peep.
Both girls were as gorgeous as ever and we sang and read books for most of Saturday. (When I say 'we' I mean 'I'). It was great just hanging out with the Southern Barts.  As always.

Averil and I set off for the long drive home on Sunday morning, diving via the airport to drop Kathryn off for her flight on the way.  We stopped in at Twizel to visit Eru's sister who is nearly due to have a little baby girl.  We made it back to Christchurch safe and sound, and a little weary, around 4pm.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it was a great weekend, with lots of surprises and laughs. So good to get together for these important occasions! :-)