Thursday, March 22, 2012

Second Prize

Missy continues with her passion for art with an entry in the local show. Missy's painted gained second prize in the 8-12year section. The kids also entered horticultural creatures and H-Ho's chook won Champion Junior.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Swimming Carnival

Like the previous two years, Missy was keen to be part of the swimming carnival and increase the races she entered by one each year. So this year she swam her heart out in the Freestyle, Backstroke and Breastroke races. I've added a short video of her finishing a race with the crowd cheering her onto the finishing wall. Missy so enjoys the thrill of competitions, even if she isn't close to finishing with the others, she is excited by the opportunity to just be part of the carnival and swim in races with her friends. Who wants to sit on the sidelines?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Just a bit of rain

We were lucky to escape any real damage from the rain a few weeks back. The 5 inches rain we had actually fell nicely over five days. In the photos it shows a river near our entrance that flows to a huge dam, the water goes over the road on a low part of the road near the bridge and it closed the road for a day. The girls were checking the road and finding yabbies that were floating across it.

Friday, March 16, 2012

10th Birthday Celebrations

So much to catch up on this blog...

Back in February Missy celebrated her 10th Birthday, when I asked her what she would like for her Birthday, her reply was a "sleep over" no presents just a sleep over "yep" she said. She has never been a greedy kid or asks for lots of things.

So Missy had the difficult decision of picking just two friends for the sleep over. The excitement was building the days before and finally the night came, the evening was full of fun times, makeovers on each other, hairdo's , nail polish painting which had various effects with Missy landing more polish on her friends hands than nails, not that it worried them. Dinner and cake were devoured and time for a late night movie, followed by lots of giggling and then a little bit of sleep.

The morning bought more giggling, breakfast, tennis and motorbike rides.
Missy had a wonderful birthday, full of good food, goood times and good friends.