Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Last days of school for 2016
As she loves riding so much, it's also a great opportunity to stimulate her vocabulary. Lynda has been helping her to practice putting 3 words together, so she has managed to say "Asher on bike". Well done Asher. It's wonderful to watch you learning and growing so much.
Hannah enjoying a cuddle with Anakin and Stripes.
It looks like we will be choosing between these two.
We have 3 black and white ones, so they ended up getting named after Star Wars characters. The one with more black was being called Blackie by Hezekiah, so we said we should call him Darth Vader. It was decided that Anakin was preferred though. The female was called Princess Leia at first, but then Hezekiah pointed out that she should actually be called Padme Amidala. So her nickname is now Princess Padme. The suggestion for the last black one was then Chewbacca. It was fun having names for them, even though we aren't keeping them all. It just makes it easier to talk about them with each other - as we then knew who we were talking about.
This grey one has a thin white band over his neck and light stripes down his back. So he is just simply Stripes, and the other grey one is Smokey.
The primary school sang a song. We could hear Hezekiah singing at the top of his voice. We had gotten his attention so that he knew we were here. It was so cute seeing all the little kids waving to their parents when they were spotted.
Such a special thing for them to stand up infront of the whole school and all the parents.
Good job Hannah. You really have made wonderful progress with your reading.
Her award reads "This special award recognises students who have consistently shown our R.I.S.E. values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence."
Well done Ruth. We are very proud of you. Thank you for being such a great example to your younger siblings too.
Asher was showing off this afternoon as she used the older children's scooter. She is really good on her own one (with 3 wheels) but it's a lot more tricky with just 2 wheels. She is doing really well with it though.
Hannah brought a tomato plant home too - so that got planted as well. The pumpkin plant that is already there was one Ruth got from the local PGG store (as a seedling) which is also for the biggest pumpkin competition at the show.
Brendon got his hedge trimmer out and I trimmed them, while she got paid for removing all the cuttings. There were a number of wheelbarrows full. Hezekiah enjoyed helping her, so she paid him a bit of what she earned. Ruth just got into it and got so much done through the afternoon. Brendon watched Asher so that I could get out there and so some work too. It was great for me to also get that time working outside and it always helps Ruth having company while she works. I trimmed the hedge as far as I could, but we will need to sort a longer cable for Brendon to finish the hedge tomorrow.
Ruth was thrilled when I suggested she then get the Christmas tree set up. We haven't gotten around to putting it up over the last couple of years, but we decided Asher should be ok with leaving it this year, so it went up. The few presents that have been wrapped already got put under it and Ruth is thrilled. She really does love Christmas.