08-02-2011 08:23 hour
Michelle ( Palmerston North , New Zealand )

Hi Leigh, Sean, Sam, Rory and baby Colt - how are you guys all doing?  I hope you are all well, I finally got on here to see some photos of Colt, he is just beautiful, congratulations on the new addition to your family.  It sounds like you had a great time at Camp Quality Rory, they are such a fantastic camp, and all the volunteers make it very special (I know someone that goes each year as a volunteer).  I hope that you and Sam have settled well back in to school, and the next time we are up in Taranaki, we will definitely pay you guys a visit.  Stay well, and stay safe, love form Michelle. Rob, Ethan and Niamh

31-01-2011 10:38 hour
Sandy from HELL New Plymouth ( New Plymouth , NZ )

Dear All,

Well I guess this will be a big week ahead with the boys back to school and then other activities kicking in as well.
I don't think I thanked you for your very generous Christmas gift. As it suggested I had a lovely relaxing Christmas Eve luxury bath which was very much appreciated. The Make a Wish calendar is a treasure and seeing these beautiful children having their dreams come to fruition is so lovely.
I have another bag of donations for you to collect when you get a chance to pop in.
Take care,

25-01-2011 08:56 hour

Its so nice to check in and see that things are going so well. A new baby in the house is such a treasure, enjoy. Lots of love from Tangowahine

13-01-2011 16:27 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , Nz )

Happy New Year to you all too!! WOW dont go letting a baby slow you down!!!  You are constantly an inspiration!  Amazing!  Glad to hear everyone has settled with the arrival of Colt.  I still remember the days when Stella was just a new arrival in our home, I remember one day leaving the boys in charge while I hung out the washing...only to arrive back inside to find Stella covered in chocolate cake!!! They had been trying...successfully to make her laugh by blowing raspberries!!!!  It was quite funny! 
We went camping at the lakes again this year, turns out we are not very good at it!!  arrived on the 27th then on the 28th we were blown out!!  white caps on the lake rain and wind were opening our tent flaps so everything was getting very wet.  After a falling table hit me on the head I decided we were going!!  After packing up we were driving out when a cousin ran out to let us know she had another tent at home we could use!  So we went home dried everything over night and headed back up the next day.  It was memorable!   The boys have been out at the farm "helping" with the shearing and Bill and Daniel (cousins) took them possum hunting at night.  They returned home very tired yesterday. 
Well children are starting to get hungry.....again so I should go and prepare some dinner.  looking forward to the next adventures.  lots of Love from Us xxxxx

06-01-2011 15:58 hour

Kiaora Whanau
Nga mihi ana kia koutou mo to pepi o Colt Ngahere!!!!
Congratulations to your new pepi- Sam,Rory,Leigh B and Sean
We had a quite christmas whereby i didn't have to cook for once,so off to beach we went and threw all the christmas ham,fresh tomatoes,avocado,applecucumbers and lettuce into the chilly bin and enjoyed and relaxed with no worries. Alas though i had to fork out some more money for brandon & justins birthday on the 29th & 30th so i went into the new year broke,sober but very happy all the same.
Lots of hugs and kisses to you all

29-12-2010 21:06 hour
Janice McLean ( Dargaville )

I have only just opened up my computer since the busy time before Christmas! So, congratulations Leigh - I am so pleased that you and your family have another little man to share your days. Hope Christmas was as enjoyable as mine with family and friends. Best wishes for a happy and stress free New Year. 

26-12-2010 18:26 hour
Tracy Horne ( waihue, dargaville )

A very warm welcome to you Colt Ngahere, and congratulations Leigh, Sean, Sam, and Rory!!
How fabulous to have him born without undue fuss - all in a days work!!! It was 13 years, plus a few hours more, ago that Nikau was born, around 10.15 am on December 18th. He was given a pohutukawa which has his placenta under it, and it blooms for him each birthday, towering well above him now of course!!
Have a fabulous time getting to know eachother and settling in to a new family dynamic.
Kia Kaha
Arohanui, from us at Harakeke xxx

26-12-2010 15:42 hour
Merilyn Stevens ( Dargaville )

Congratulations to you all. Merry Christmas

25-12-2010 06:05 hour
Jenny B ( Dargaville )

Merry Christmas to you all

22-12-2010 16:25 hour
Sandy ( HELL New Plymouth )

Congrats, such a special time for you all. What a lucky wee boy to have such awesome big brothers, not to mention Mum and Dad of course.
We are having Rebecca's 21st birthday tomorrow so we know what it's like to have a Christmas baby!
Take care, The Blackburns.