Viv invited me to come along to Genevieve's birthday party to photograph it - no pressure, as Viv is a professional photographer. It's not always ideal to be behind the camera though at such an event - you really do want to look like you were present at key moments in your children's lives! She knew I would have fun though as she had such a lot of prettiness going on, and I definitely did. The Lord mercifully blessed us with another glorious day in Timaru...the plans for a Botanical Garden woodlandsy party would have been severely dampened if rain had been pouring down.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
I must remind myself in future, when it gets to around April and I'm anticipating winter with dread, that it's not all gloom and rain and cold...we do sometimes get to sit outside and enjoy lunch in the sun! Liz and Graham kindly had us around to lunch along with Simon and Monique and the girls, who we are getting to know and appreciate more and more.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
"We'd like to pop in for a cup of tea" turned into "stay for dinner, pork belly on the weber"...who could resist such an invitation, AND the opportunity to spend the evening with the Upfolds!
Friday, June 20, 2014
The one thing I enjoy even more than going to watch an orchestra play, is playing in an orchestra. I love the weekly rehearsals; I love being part of a music group; I love having to push myself to learn tricky or complicated bits in a piece; I love watching those who play really well to see what they do; and I particularly love getting dressed up for a formal concert! The theme of this evening's concert was "Formal Classics" - as such we were required to look a little sharper than the usual uniform of green polos and black pants.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
TCS young leaders have been holding a series of 'talent quests'. The boys weren't brave enough to enter the musical instrument one (although Caleb would say it wasn't bravery holding him back, it just wasn't his thing); they don't have much talent by way of dancing that we've experienced, and would rather have their fingernails nails ripped out slowly than sing in public. BUT...Aaron didn't hesitate to put his name down for the baking section. He has a rather keen interest in food and baking. He set about making a carrot cake - I provided the recipe, ingredients, and supervision (including 'you've forgotten to add flour'), and he did the rest - all the measuring, mixing, and the final icing of the cake.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The boys have really enjoyed playing basketball this season - they've had excellent coaches who worked the team hard, and taught them many valuable skills. To date TCS Thunder, the Year 7/8 boys' team, has been undefeated so tonight it's the final with the top two teams playing. We were in for an exciting and nailbiting game!
Sunday, June 08, 2014
- noun: a social gathering at which lively folk dancing takes place.