A few recent pictures of Isla.
Isla is playing netball again this year. I am coaching her team. She doesn’t seem to have much of a competitive instinct for the game and is there to have fun with her friends.
Nama (Mary) has been sending the kids really fun art and science kits. This was one of Isla’s latest ones on painting using sumi-e ink and a bamboo brush. She really enjoyed doing this one and created some really nice pieces.
We had the school fun run the other day. I was very proud of Isla who really ran her best and tried hard. She ended up being fourth year four girl home which was a great effort.
Isla made herself a crown out of tinsel and then dressed herself up as the Ice Queen. She wanted me to take the photo for Nama.
Abel has had a piggy bank since he started school. He has been saving all his coins in it for a while now. He put every cent he made selling feijoas (they ended up making over $30 each) plus all the pocket money he has been given for the last few months (we give them $2 per week when we remember). The other morning before school he was in a grump and decided it was time to break open his piggy bank. Then after shaking all the coins out and sorting them out we started counting them. It turned out he has saved $104.40! Huge money for Abel, definitely restored his good humour yesterday morning Today he was chomping at the bit to go and choose some nexo knight lego. So I took him over to the Warehouse this afternoon where they were conveniently having a 20% off lego sale and he chose himself a set. He still has $21 left over so he is very happy. He started building and has lots more building to do.