Saturday, May 11, 2013

Soccer, Soccer, Soccer

The season has started for the kids.
I think Alan and I were more nervous/excited than the kids this morning!
Don't they look great in their uniforms:







Of course they both played at the same time on different fields!

Esmee scored her first goal and played 3 awesome games. Each game was 12 minutes long.
It's a new junior framework aimed at getting every child gaining maximum touches with the ball.

It was fun :)

Hopefully next week i'll get to watch Xander too!


Star of the Week

Xander was stoked to be awarded Star of the Week for his class, yesterday at assembly.



He got it for writing chapter books during the school holidays! - Mr Mossop (the Principal) was suitably impressed and asked him what it was about, how many chapters and will be get it published!

Xander's answers: Zac Power, 10 and yes.

Following in his mum's footsteps!


(oh dear, i've just realised i didn't get a photo of Esmee last term when she got Star of the Week!)

Hobbiton

Xander was so lucky on Wednesday. He travelled with his Elective class to Hobbiton!


Xander's photos:





He took a camera with him but forgot to take it when they walked around the Hobbit holes. They got to sit in the Green Dragon (the pub) and drink ginger beer, as well as walk through a hobbit hole - it apparently had no furniture or anything.

He tells me there is a huge oak tree that is fake because when Peter Jackson and crew were looking for a lake with a big tree, they loved Matamata but it didn't have a tree - so they made one. Xander reckons it looks 1000 years old.

Wish i could have gone but at $10 per person they had an overwhelming response of adult help as you can well imagine!

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Our New Car!

We have just purchased our second car.
With soccer season for the kids starting next Saturday we knew we would need another car as the kids were bound to play at the same time on separate fields. And they are!

Also with the winter rain coming we didn't want the kids to be walking to after school care AND home in the rain.

So....

We brought home our Toyota Passo today!



It has a handbrake which is beside the foot brake! We test drove a cars with this and discovered they aren't as silly as we had initially thought.
Alan is stoked with his first car. He traded in his motorbike which he's had for 11 years!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Tooth number 6

Xander lost his 6th tooth last thursday.
It had popped up quite high and he couldn't bite down as it was in the way of his front teeth. I tried to pull it but it was too stuck.
At lunch though, when he had cocktail sausages....it fell out!



I really don't want to think about it, but Esmee must be close to a wiggly tooth!