Saturday, November 28, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lake Tabourie

It was Gye's birthday weekend so we packed up the tent and went off on a camping adventure at Lake Tabourie. 

It rained a bit on Saturday morning but cleared up after breakfast. It was looking a bit damp for a while. 

We headed off to explore the beach which was a 5 minute walk away from the tent. 

The real fishermen took off to the lake and had a couple of decent catches. Jack caught a whiting and an octopus. He was super excited to show off his catch. He was baiting his own hooks and casting on his own too. 

The younger crew ran through the splash park.

The birthday boy got right into the splash-action. 

Jack helped with cooking dinner and then the washing up while William rode his bike around the grounds. 

It rained lightly on Sunday night and it turned out to be a perfect day. The boys dug holes and drove toy cars around while we packed up. Great memories were made!

It wouldn't have been possible without Juliette's KIA! Thanks Jules. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

First Reconcilliation

The grade three students all did their first reconcilliation last week. Jack was welcomed into the Catholic church by Father Loi after initially being baptised Anglican. 

There was 4 weeks of preparation at home and lots of practice at school the week leading up to reconciliation. Jack came to understand the true meaning of 'sorry.' Everyone makes mistakes after all.

The flowers slowly opened as they were put in the water to symbolise a garden of forgiveness. 

We celebrated with Strawberry Sundaes for dessert! 

Great Nan 77

It was wonderful to spend Nan's 77th birthday with all the cousins.