Today I put the final pages together for my brother’s 40th birthday photo book, it’s a little late but I’m sure he’ll love it, for all is ‘toughness’ he is really a big softy and extremely sentimental. My Mum rummaged through her suitcase of old photos and looking through them brought back some very funny (to me anyway) and heartwarming memories which I’d like to share with you.
The tent was a Christmas present and we decided to camp out in the backyard.
My muddy brother and I getting hosed off in the backyard, my Mum decided to photograph such a special moment and I was not happy.
My brother and a friend with their home made scarecrow, can’t remember whether it sat in the paddock or atop a bonfire.
My brother in Honolulu airport in 1992, we had to spend a few hours here waiting for a shuttle into the city.
My brother, cousin and I meeting a new foal for the first time.
My brother sleeping with Cecil the cat, Cecil loved making himself at home in our beds.
Scooter as a pup, he was the second dog we had as children.
Ready for school with my fluorescent pink bag.
My brother and I on the road from Christchurch to Wanaka
My brother and I in typical bad seventies fashion, I remember loving those boots.
Our old dog Missy having a bath in the wheelbarrow, she used to love rolling in stinky things.
With my cousins in the back of an old ute, cruising the family farm in New Zealand
Our pet cows: Caramel, Sweetie and Horrie
Enjoy your weekend 🙂
Looks like an amazing growing-up together! Happy Birthday to your brother…you’re a good sister!
We had a lot of fun has kids although we weren’t always so close, there were times when I wanted to be an only child but very glad I’m not now 🙂
What a nice idea, Sam. 🙂
Thanks Jo, I do love looking at old photos and remembering what they were associated with 🙂
It’s a great thing to look back on. I did one for my Dad’s 80th last year and we’ve all had lots of pleasure from it. Maybe you could do another one for your brother in 40 years!! Who knows what technology we’ll be using by then?
It has been great going through the photos and remembering moments I thought I’d forgotten. Photo books make such good gifts, I’ve done a few now and I bet your Dad loved his.
These are the sweetest pictures! I really like the one of both of you in your school attire – so cute 🙂
Thank you, it is so much fun looking back at them 🙂
I enjoy getting a little peek into people’s past and especially get a kick out of the haircuts and the clothes. So cute. What a great 40th gift!
It is alot of fun looking back in time at old photos, the haircuts and clothes of the seventies really were pretty horrible and the eighties not much better 🙂