Thursday, September 29, 2011
Well since the end of the school term is coming up, we decided to do Evan's party a week early so all of his friends could be there! We had the party at a place called Pirates Cove at Pine Lodge. http://www.pinelodge.co.za/ It is a lovely set up for the kids... a small putt-putt course, a huge jungle gym, trampoline, big chess game, a jumpy castle and included is a donkey cart ride down to the beach. He had a Rugby theme since we are in the middle of the Rugby World Cup. The kids had a blast and we also had a visit from a couple monkeys! I think they liked my cake!!! Can't believe my baby is 6! Wow time flies. This is the first of many celebrations... such a lucky boy.
Evan recently had his concert show. The Grade R classes all joined to do a version of Noah's ark. Very Cute!! There were all kinds of animals and creatures... like lions, dinosaurs, birds, etc. Evan was a worm! And such a cute worm if I do say so myself!! Such a wonderful night. The kids all worked so hard on the show and it was beautiful!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
September 14-17 St Georges Prep put on a very cute school show. It was called Pocket Full of Rhymes, and was a musical about Mother Goose rhymes and fairytales. All the grade 1's were involved by just singing a few songs - but still lots of fun seeing Aiden on stage. He did GREAT! He was exhausted but had a blast. Mother Goose...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Aiden's soccer team has had a great season! They have played wonderfully and made it to the championship cup game! The game was played in the "oval" and were treated like pros being able to use their own locker rooms and coming out of the tunnel onto the field... They played a great game against Callies but came in second place. It was such an accomplishment for these boys who have only been playing together for two years and are a very young under 9 team to make it this far! We are so proud of the boys! They celebrated their medals like champions!! We had a wonderful family braai after the game. Great season!! Thanks to Andy for being a great coach!
September 1st, St Georges Prep had a Grandparents Tea to honor all the kids grandparents. It was a lovely morning of music. All grades 1-3 sang a few songs and then grades 2 & 3 showed off their skill at some instruments. Lovely morning... I know Aiden wishes his grandparents could have been there! Grade 1's
St Georges had their annual sports day for grades 1-3 on August 31st. All the kids participate in a few running races and have a great morning. Aiden did well! He ran a couple of races and did a sack race. He is always having fun with his friends!
We went on a girls weekend to the beautiful Shamwari Game Reserve.... Megan got a free weekend (long story) so we were pampered and treated very well!! It was myself, Megan, Paula, Hilary and Gayle. Our guide Ryan was great! Very passionate and knowledgeable. We had some great game drives and amazing weather. We actually walked up within 25 feet of Rhino... I never get tired of going out to see the awesome animals living wild in this country!! We also had some great food and wine. What a way to spend a weekend....
We got to experience an awesome event on August 20th. Springbok Ruby in PE! In South Africa they have a professional rugby league much like the NFL and from those teams they select an "all star team". This team makes up the National team called the Springboks. This is the team that will play in the World Cup but also plays in other tournaments each year, like the Tri-Nations. This tournament is played against Australia and New Zealand. One of the Tri Nations games was played here in PE this year. A huge event here in town and it was awesome!! The town was alive with a great hometown pride. New Zealand is a very good team and we won the game!! Wow! What a day!!! Below are two links with more info on the rugby, if anyone is interested.