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Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Exhausting!

This time of the year, is exhausting!!! Between the kids (school), Sunday School, Church, Work, Friends & Family... we're party animals, nearly everyday!!!

The kids only have 2 more days of school then they're off for their 6 week Summer/Christmas Holidays - WOO HOO!!! Yesterday, we had an "All School" Pool Day at a local (outdoor)swimming pool - which was fantastic (sorry no pics, was too busy watching 100 kids!!) Its a beautiful pool facility, with loads of huge Gum Trees for shade and lush grass to sit on. It's got a toddler pool (about 3 inches deep!), a medium pool (up to 90cm deep) and then the big Olympic size pool - so there was water to suit all the age groups of the kids - they had an absolute ball. We came home for a quick shower and change, then back to school at 5pm for Presentation Night. Each child is presented with a "Character" Award. Miss M was presented with "Application" - Single-minded and diligent concentration towards given tasks until completion. And H-Man was presented with "Compassion" - Sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it. Showing sympathy and consideration. I love how our school does this. It confirms that the teachers, do know our children. It is such a comforting feeling have found a school, that we love and our children love.

I'm packing hampers today, with our Church to give to people in Shelters and other folks nominated by people in our Church. They did about 100 the first year, 300 last year and I think we're doing 500 today! I nominated a friend of ours, who's wife has recently left him and their two teenage daughters. Its only a bunch of food, but I hope that he sees that people do care.

13 DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS!!!

12 comments:

Shannon said...

I love those character awards. And what wonderful traits to have, by the way! =) 13 days?? You are kidding, right?!
Thanks for giving out those hampers. Sounds like the kiddos character traits come from a lovely parent!

Linda said...

how wonderful your kids are so kind and caring. the character awards sound great. sitting here in arizona and the weather is cold at 40 degrees and rainy( we need the rain) but after 4 days, i need the Sun...have fun with your holidays and the kids being home so long... linda

Lisa, Doug & Briana said...

That presentation night sounds fantastic! I can't believe Christmas is in 13 days - doesn't seem possible!

Janet said...

Character awards! I have never heard of that, but I LOVE it. I would rather they celebrate that, than anything else.

Chelley said...

That is so great that they do that FOR everyone! No one is left out!

IT is such a CRAZY time of the year~ no wonder I am putting on weight faster than santa with all these parties!

cougchick said...

I love the idea of character awards. Cool!

Julie said...

You rock girl!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Don't remind me how many days until christmas... I have done nothing yet... not really in the right frame of mind... sorry you couldn't attend the pity party... it was a free for all... next time I have one (I am sure I will), I will let you know in advance... hehehe... as for getting home... it is a big countdown now...

Doris & Dan said...

Sounds busy but a good type of busy. Those are great awards to receive!

Keep smilin!

rubyiscoming said...

Your kids sound just terrific :)

Isn't it amazing that there are less than 2 weeks til Christmas??

Alyson & Ford said...

You are busy!!! Thanks for visiting us. My plans for a pity party was all talk & thoughts. Just got it off my chest!
We have been planning Christmas food, gifts and parties. Enjoy your holiday!

Alyson
LID 01/27/06

Anonymous said...

Wow Christmas is creeping upon me! Hopefully you won't have to wait untill 2009 for a referral, or I will have to wait untill 2010 or 2011!!!

Stacey
LID 8-8-06

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