OK I’ve finally taken heed of all those who have been asking why I’ve not updated the blog in so long. Well, if truth be told I had many ideas for posts when Alan & Charlie were overseas but somehow kept being distracted by other ‘jobs’. Here’s a bit of a rundown of recent events/activities…
No TV Week
Ella’s school ran a ‘No TV Week’ incentive last month encouraging children from all grades to avoid watching TV, playing computer games etc. for a whole week. Surprisingly Ella & Charlie took to the idea and enthusiastically made posters covering the screen:
The school had a poster competition for the kids to draw or take photographs of the activities they did instead. We took pictures of Ella doing puzzles, baking, drawing and she made a poster which won the prize for her grade. One very happy girl!
Ella’s school hold an annual fundraiser where all the children take part in a Walkathon around the 400m oval beside school. The older children can ride/scoot but the younger ones can only walk/run. They have an hour and can do as few or as many laps as they choose and are sponsored per lap. I honestly thought they would do 5 or 6 but Ella notched up 15 laps with some of her friends doing 21! A really good effort considering that’s 6km.
Ella and her friend AJ
Kyle & Aidan’s Birthday’s
Our friends, and brothers, Kyle and Aidan turned 6 and 3 in May and they had a party at their kindergarten. Charlie missed out as he was overseas with Alan but the girls all had fun.
Ruby & Poppy in their party dresses (thanks Grandma D)
Birthday Boy Aidan (he did his best to avoid this!)
Ella & Cameron
There are always so many pictures taken that I never get around to posting. Here are a few from the past month:
Poppy helping me sweep up the leaves
Windy Windy weather
Napping whenever he feels the need….
Ella & Ruby
Ella & Poppy
Charlie with his buddies in the park – Tom, Ewan, Joel, Jake & Charlie