Surprise! Your Sister is Here!

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We like surprises in our house.

The good kind that is.

Ones that involve Lion Temples and boyfriends from New Zealand (remember this?) not the ones that involve ambulance rides in the middle of the night and appendicitis.

The kids were thrilled with the Kinder Surprise their sister brought from New Zealand.

Just over three weeks ago I sent Adalia a message asking her if she wanted to come home for a visit. The timing was perfect. She was already going to give notice at work because she and BEN! are moving several hours south. She gave us a hearty yes and the plan was set in motion. She was able to get a seat on the same flight as Tilly. How cool is that?

Since it was such a last minute decision, we decided to keep it a surprise.

It has been nearly three years since we’ve seen her. It was a happy reunion indeed.

The kids were thrilled with the Kinder Surprise their sister brought from New Zealand.

We took an exciting trip to Costco and found this Manuka Honey from NZ. So yes, I made her pose for a pic. Some things never change. 

So here I am, at home, kicking back with my first born. The girl who made me a mother (and broke my tailbone in the process). The only thing that would make it better is if BEN! were here, but someone’s got to work and pay the bills.

Adalia came loaded down with Pineapple Lumps, Milk Bottles, and banana flavored Licorice Allsorts.

Frodo the dog is sad that his sister didn't bring HIM a Kinder Surprise.

Poor Frodo was sad that he didn’t get any Pineapple Lumps. But it’s okay…I’m sure he’ll get over it soon enough. Like as soon as he finds a cookie to snag off the counter or a used Pull-Up from the garbage to chew on…

Now we are all settled in for a movie night. The New Zealand classic, Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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5 Responses

  1. That movie is so good! I hope you have fun.

    • It was a bit off-color and had some “interesting” language, but it was hilarious!!!

  2. Amazing, you must be over the moon. I worked a nightshift last night and cought several versions of this post. It made me wonder if KS is really so drastically illegal you opted to not even mention it 😀 It just feels odd for us here in Europe. My kids love them, its the best Easter-basket filling ever. But then again, we have our share of really weird restrictions and laws as well!

    • You are a thoughtful, observant woman 😉

      • In other words, I have too much time on my hands! (I wish. It just shows the last project I have been working on was really boring).

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