Camping out

After getting a super good deal on a tent, we needed to set it up in preparation for Grace’s class camp, and test it out with a garden camp out. 

Two munchkins roasty in their sleeping bags 

Tent set up and ready to go 

Later….two sleepy munchkins 

The big market day

Grace, Tayla, Anna & Gemma have been working on all of their wares and games for a bit longer than a month, and today it all came together at their Entrepreneurs Day market.

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On sale today they had:

  • Jelly delights
  • Lucky packets
  • Jelly boats
  • Toffee apples
  • Cork boats
  • Build-it-yourself cork boat kits

and they also had two games,

  • Boat races (with your purchased cork boat)
  • Skittles

with popcorn, boat kits and a giant jelly jar as prizes.

Cork boats & build-it-yourself kits

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Boat racing pool & skittles

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Toffee apples were to be seen all over the market today

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Some of the awesome teachers: Deon, Andrea & Chloe

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Indiana and Adam – she really loves babies

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Counting the loot: their profit was close to R200 each

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I have been super impressed with how they have taken this on as their own, run with it, worked hard, developed and changed, and turned it into a successful event independently and with minimal adult input. I am really proud of these girls.

New biking skills

Eli has now advanced to riding freely around the circle on his bike. Once he figures out how to get going (which he can nearly do on a downhill), he will be independent on his bike!

First bubble bath

Adam had his first bubble bath today…and didn’t like it at all. Eli was the same when he was little, and there is clearly something about the bubble bath that freaks Adam out. So it is going to be a while before we try again.

When Eli sat down in the bath he said, “My willy’s disappeared!” with great glee.

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Lego play

Adam decided he was really into Lego

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Calling Grace, and peek-a-boo

Adam has a call for Grace, his particular sound that he makes when he wants to call her. It is the “A” of her name and he often calls out, “A…..A” when looking for her.

Merry Christmas Eli!

Eli celebrated his birthday with a Christmas party. He has been talking about Christmas since last Christmas, so this was the way he wanted to work out his never ceasing Christmas spirit.

Handing decorations on the tree

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Christmas Eli

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Finn & Oli join team Santa

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Decorating gingerbread men

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Taking in the Christmas spirit (which was helped along with continuous Christmas tunes playing)

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Rudolf cake (with his flaming ears)

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Mr Christmas after blowing out the candles

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Preparing for the treasure hunt – Santa’s sleigh has crashed and the children need to help find all the presents!

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The girl team was definitely more organised than the boys, mostly because they actually checked their map

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Christmas Eli and his helper handing out the presents that they found

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Heather, channelling her inner reindeer

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Say, “Ho, ho, ho”

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The Clayton girls

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The pond is always a hit with the boys

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Grace also decided to organise an activity – making paper Christmas trees. It might have been a little too trick for the younger crowd, but the adults seemed to have fun helping.

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Opening (and playing with) presents after the party

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And finally, the party food, starting with flying reindeer pizza

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Fruit & cheese Christmas tree

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Frosty the cream cheese snowman….or penguin.

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Brownie Christmas trees

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Santa hats

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Quiche stars

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Meringue Christmas trees

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Cotton ball snowflakes

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Shiver me timbers! 

We enjoyed Eli’s party and afterwards Eli opened his gifts and got some wonderful dress up clothes from the van der Zee’s…..and then the two of them ran around shouting, “Shiver me timbers!” 

Party pics on the ‘morrow 

 

11 months of Adam 

Adam was 11 months yesterday, just one more month and he has survived his first year of life

Licking the bowl

I guess I will just have to get in queue….

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