Thursday, November 22, 2012

Xander gets Published

Do you know where I went on Monday? Yes! I went to the museum to learn about traditional Māori games with Room 15.Should I tell you what the games where called?There was porotaka, ma penei ma pena, taniwha taniwha and poutoti. We used Mr T, a wood carving for the game ma penei ma pena. Taniwhai, taniwha was like a hand-shake game. It was so much fun.When we walked into the museum it looked like a whare. I felt excited and some of us did our mihi.We all sung a waiata and then lined up for a tongi with Nathan.By Xander Hearfield, Room 15

This was featured in last weeks school newsletter! They did the typo Xander informs me, it should be "hongi".

Well done, Xander!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Xander turns 7

7 years ago at 2:52 in the afternoon, Xander arrived via emergency c-section. Weighing in at 8lb 14oz (4050gms) he was beautiful.

Today he turned 7 and i can still remember laying my eyes on him for the first time - i couldn't stop looking at him!
He had a great time with his friends today, watching a movie, making pizza, eating icecream. Oh to be 7 again!

Now we can gear up for Christmas....

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Alan was very excited this year for his birthday, and he didn't know why?
Perhaps it was because the kids chose his presents - he got a nerf gun from Xander and a set of Alan keys from Esmee. I bought him some cologne he liked last year.
We made him cakes - he took two to work on the Friday for morning tea.
And on Saturday I made a Beetroot Seed Cake - delicious! Just like a carrot cake only with Beetroot :)

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Where are Miss Bo Beep's Sheep?

Esmee's first Ballet show is at the end of this month. The calendar is full with dress rehearsals and extra practices.
Here are some photos of Esmee in her costume - the ears haven't been made yet. I'll add updated ones when we see them!