Friday, 18 May 2012

Something bad, something good.

Today Faith had an accident at school during lunchtime and hit her head pretty bad. She was running and as she turned she ran into a metal pole and split her eyebrow open. Mum had to come and pick her up and take her to the doctor to get fixed up.



By the time the doctor was finished it was time to go back to school to pick up Neihana. On the way we stopped in at Dad's work to get a cuddle and show him her big bump. He gave her some lollies from his office and a big hug and kiss.

When we got to the school, Faith went to her classroom to pick up her homework book and show her teacher her swollen eye. Faith's teacher had a surprise for her. She had missed school assembly while she was at the doctor, and she had earned two certificates! One for her choir performance earlier this week, and one for great work in maths.



It was a nice surprise for a little girl with a very sore head. Tonight she is going to relax in front of the TV for a while!


Friday, 11 May 2012

Hockey

Faith had her first hockey game of the season this week. She did very well and enjoyed herself a lot. Her team won the game 7-2. She is really looking forward to the next game.




Tuesday, 8 May 2012

This girl is hilarious!

Faith loves building things with lego, and last week when she had a sick day at home she built a big city out of Shiloh's Mega Blocks for him to play with.



Her creative mind didn't stop there though. Minutes after the 'city' was built, she started giving directions to both Mum and Shiloh, turning the whole game into a movie making session. As always, she was very specific about what was to happen, and I was sworn to secrecy until the finished movie was posted on her blog.

So here it is - enjoy!

video

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Fun at the park

On Wednesday Faith's class went for a walk to look at the war memorials, as part of their Anzac Day study. Along the way they visited a park that we didn't know was there, and so Faith came home and told Mum she really wanted to take the family there sometime.

Yesterday the weather was beautiful and everyone was home, so we all went for a walk so Faith could show us the cool new park she had found with her class. She was very excited and kept reminding us that she was 'the leader' and told us all about the war memorials as we passed them on the way.

It was a good walk. We took the dog, and stopped at the shop for lollies on the way.

The playground was very cool. We go to the parks nearby quite often, so it was nice to find a new one we didn't know was there, that is near our house and has some different playground equipment to play on.

Here are some photos from our time at the park:







Saturday, 5 May 2012

Mega Blocks E.T.

Look what I made! It's E.T.

Front

Back

Mummy/Daughter Time

On Anzac day Mum and Faith got to have some much needed Mummy/Daughter time. We went to the park together and practiced our golf swings and just hung out and enjoyed each other, without anyone else taking over the conversation.



We talked and laughed lots. We saw some of Faith's school friends and watched the kids playing rugby for a while. Then we visited the duck pond and walked the track around it, so Faith could show Mum where she will be running the cross country race soon.


As we explored the park, we decided to have an alphabet scavenger hunt. We looked for things starting with every letter of the alphabet and took photos of them.

Some letters were harder than others. We cheated a little with X, and for J we were lucky enough to spot Faith's friend Jake, so she chased after him and snapped his photo, much to his dismay! It started to get dark after a while, so we came home and finished the alphabet with things Faith found around the house.



It was a lovely day, and we are both looking forward to the next time we get to hang out on our own.