June 2016
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Cecilia Piano:

Victoria Piano:

Max & Niclas:


And today we went to the Airshow in Admore – was great:

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Vicki’s 2nd game of Netball:

Luke’s birthday celebration in the Kindergarten:

Niclas’ game against Oratia (1:1)

Niclas is the player number 9:

football weekend

Yep – Max startet last week with his first game for 10th grade silver from Ellerslie – they lost very unluckily but played quite well. That was followed by Vicki’s first Netball tournament on Sunday – where we spent most of Sunday last week.

During the week Max got selected for the second 10th grade cricket team – and did quite well according to the teacher as he scored a 4 (whatever that means 🙂 ).

Niclas had his first 11 a side game on the big pitch today and did very very well – unfortunately it was a 1:0 loss but the team has never played a competitive match before and did quite good for that.
Also great second game from Max against Bay Olympics in Greenbay yesterday – Stuart came by to watch him play – they won 2:3 and Max played pretty good and had one shot on goal as a winger – but as soon as he became the defender – nobody was able to get past him – I think he found his position yesterday 🙂

Well done boys & Vicki!

The next weekends till about August will be usually a Saturday match for Max and a Sunday match for Niclas. That’ll prevent us from doing a lot over the time – Marcus is quite excited – while Claudia – not so much 😀

necessary commuter upgrade & new coach for Niclas

Hey there,

Niclas had his first training today and he also has a new coach. We see this with a laughing and a weeping eye (not sure if you can also say this in English) as we/Niclas really liked Ben (his coach from last year) – his new coach is Fred de Jong – an ex All White striker who also played with Wynton back in his active days. So we are looking forward to see the team play on the big pitch in 3 weeks in the metro league here in AKL.

Due to the fact that Marcus’ back is a bit achy we decided it is time to say goodbye to the Ninja that Marcus owned for such a long time.
So the new commuter is now is the BMW R nineT that Marcus call’s his own since today.


Marcus; Niclas; Victoria; Cecilia & Luke alone at home

Hey there,

Max had his annual St. Johns camp this weekend and so Claudia accompanied him as a parent helper looking after the kids there. So Friday at 4pm Marcus dropped Claudia and Max off and went back home. For the first nights dinner we all went shopping and bought Pasta and ingredients for the sauce. We are still fasting so there has been no meat for us in the last 4 weeks (except for Sunday of course). Marcus cooked a yummy tomato sauce and the kids loved it (we also left some for Max when he returns as this is his favourite food).
Saturday we started slow and mowed the lawn together and cleaned the house a bit – after that we went for a hike to the playground and picked up some meat for dinner (catholic Sunday starts with the 5pm vesper on Saturday :)). At home Marcus warmed up the left-overs from the previous night for lunch.
After the lunch break we all went on a bit of a hike through Onehunga/Mangere which was quite nice and the kids spent some time on the playgrounds along the way. When we came home Marcus made dinner and after we all had cleaned up the kitchen we watched a cool movie (Monsters vs Aliens).

On Sunday we went to church after breakfast where Niclas was the altar boy. Followed was that by a trip to Mangere Domain where we explored the volcano – pretty cool over there and it also was a nice hike 🙂
After that we had lunch at Carls and spent half an hour at the beach near Niclas’ college before we had to drop off Vicki at a birthday party.
After that (it was quite late already) it wasn’t long till Claudia and Max arrived back in AKL.

All in all – a great weekend with the kids with lot’s of enjoyable activities.

Here fotos from Claudia and Marcus from the weekend

February 2016