Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Going Away


I know i'm not up-to-date with my posts, but i thought i'd let you all know that we are going away anyway.
We are driving to Wellington tomorrow (Dec 24th) and will come back on the 2nd of January.

Better go organise some food to take or something before athletics training at 6:30pm.

Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year to all of you!


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Bryce rides a pony!!

A couple of weeks ago we went to our friend Lyndal's parents house, where Bryce had maybe his second? horseride on 'Truffles.'

Initially he didn't want to get on, but with lots of coaxing to 'hold the handle' on the saddle, he eventually got on without really realising!  

He rode in a short circle before getting off again.

Anyway, better go organise stuff for the Weet-bix triathlon tomorrow,

Monday, December 07, 2009

Photo's from around-the-house

Hi everyone,

Here are some photo's taken around the house, that I thought I would share.

Bryce - 1yr 11months, reading a book, eating chippies, and wearing Diana's sunglasses with Soft toy dog (Harley?)

Woops! It's around the wrong way!

Dad always takes photo's of Mum in be with lots of children, so I decided to take one of him, and upload it here!!

Two photo's of Monique's pet mice - all boys - (Would you like one??)

Lucky, Jarrod's cat - isn't he so cute??

Danielle (6yrs) and Diana (4yrs) dressing up in Mum's skirt and Dad's jeans.
That's all for now,

Guy Fawkes / Fireworks

Hey everyone,

On Friday 6th November (this post is a bit late, I know!) we had a potluck dinner and fireworks in celebration of Guy Fawkes day, the previous day at the de Boer's house - dutch friends of ours.
There was a variety of food for dinner some being nachos (how's my spelling??), scalloped potatoes and potato salad.
I'm afraid I have a much better memory for dessert!!: Pavlova, trifle, 3(?) different flavours of ice cream, mud cake/choc fudge pudding?, some dutch desserts, etc.
The de Boer's have a 'Wii.' So, of course everyone wanted to have a turn on it.
They have a sports 'thing' with boxing, tennis, tenpin bowling, etc, and Mario Carts.
They also have table tennis, which some of us played. I hadn't played before, and found that I was a little forceful (?) with my batting, so the ball would hit the wall and bounce back to me, or land on the
floor, completly missing the table!!!
The 'Wii' (In photo from left to Right: Aaron, Auke, Jarrod)
No, I am NOT sucking my thumb! I'm playing with my braces, which could have something to do with the bracket that got knocked off!
Once it was dark we started doing the fireworks.
The 'mothers' or 'ladies' stayed inside and watched from the balcony and lounge-room above, and/or talked.

Watching the Fireworks Blake (1yr 7mths)
Below are a couple of videos of the fireworks.

The soccer ball came out after fireworks. Everyone was amazed at how far Bryce could kick it! Unfortunately he woulden't throw it for us, because he is really good at that too!
It was fairly late when we left, at the end of an enjoyable evening.
Seeya later, or a newer way of putting it,
Cya L8R!!!,

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Music School Concert


Last week Saturday I played in a concert for all students of MJSM - Manurewa Junior School of Music - where I have been learning flute for the last 3 years.

Five of us played together - 3 classes. Me and the girl next to me (Tofu - if that's how you spell her name) have been in the same class for all 3 years that i have been learning there. The next two girls are from the same class, and i'm not sure whether the last girl (in the pink sweater) was on a class on her own or whether she was in a class with other students who played after us in the concert - I'll get to them later!

I think most of us were a bit nervous, we had a few wrong notes!
Anyway, we played O Little Town of Bethlehem and Come Back to Sorrento. Both songs had 3 parts.

Here are some photo's of us. The first 2 are us warming up/practising. The other 3 are of us playing in the concert. Oh yea, and by the way, the lady in the 2nd photo is our teacher - Agi. She plays REALLY well!!

And after us played my friend - Annie - and i can't remember how many other students, and Agi played too. They played Carmen ( By Thaikovsky??). Unfortunately we didn't video them, but the sounded SSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOO good!!! There must have been about 3 or 4 parts the piece (of music).

By the way, this was my last year at the music school, it only goes up to intermediete age, and next year I will be first year highschool.
But I'm hoping to have private lessons with Agi!!

Anyway, better go do some maths, now that it is 10:58pm, and we have a trial triathlon (in preparation for the Weet-bix kids triathlon) at 10 / 10:30 am tomorrow morning,