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Book Week

This week was book week. The kids dressed up as a book character on Friday for school. Isla wanted to go as little red riding hood and put together her whole costume, including making herself a red riding hood cape. She did a great job. Paul had previously dressed up in a red sheet for a costume so we re-purposed that. She even made herself some baking to go in her basket and made her lunch to go in the basket. IMG_20170913_151550 (1) IMG_20170913_152041 (1) IMG_20170913_175537 (1) IMG_20170915_083947 IMG_20170915_084050 IMG_20170915_084445 IMG_20170913_175537

Abel went as Wally from Where’s Wally? He was very excited about his costume too. I found a white hat at a second hand store and added some stripes and we made him some black glasses out of pipe cleaners. Abel ended up winning a prize for best dressed and go a $10 voucher to spend at the book fare.

Flat Tyre :(

After school on Tuesday we popped down to the library so the children could choose some new books. It was supposed to be a quick, little trip but as we left the library and pulled out across the main road we heard the distinctive sound of a flat tyre. I pulled off the road and sure enough the right front tyre was completely flat. Unfortunately we were right on the main road with very little shoulder to change it, but luckily we were right by a building that had a lot of off road parking. After much grumbling from me, and help from a passerby we managed to get it changed. So it was nice when the following morning I found these two curled up on the couch reading the new library books!

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Springston school took the kids for an optional ski trip on Monday. We had such a great day! We were lucky with beautiful blue skies all morning and lunchtime before it clouded over later in the day. The kids had a lesson for an hour and a half in the morning and then they spent the afternoon going up the magic carpet and skiing down the bunny slope. They both did really well. Really enjoyed so we are excited to plan future ski trips. Isla was working hard on turning by the end of the day and Abel (as you can imagine) was less interested in technique and more interested in speed :) I have put up some little videos of them by the end of the day. Eben was adamant he was not going to be skiing but he had a fantastic day playing in the snow. He was exceptionally good, not a single complaint all day. When we took off his boot at the end of the day his little feet were soaking, wish he had mentioned this since I had about five spare pairs of socks! He is keen to try skiing next time. IMG_20170911_125428 IMG_20170911_120726 IMG_20170911_115650 IMG_20170911_114019 (1)IMG_20170911_112703 IMG_20170911_105606 IMG_20170911_102338