Ryan’s 9th Birthday party

Ryan’s 9th Birthday party

The last day of school holidays and what better way to celebrate than a birthday party at Inflatable world. Ryan invited a few of his friends to join him in celebrating his 9th birthday. Everyone had a great time. I even got to burn off some calories when I joined them for a couple of games of tag. After we got home, Ryan opened his presents. One of the presents he got was a solar powered helicopter project, which he…

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Ryan’s 9th Birthday

Ryan’s 9th Birthday

Today Ryan turns 9! Ryan has been counting down the days until his birthday for about 2 months now. Because his birthday fell on a weekday and close to the start of the school holidays, we have decided to have his party during the school holidays. I will write another more detailed article about his party once we have it. In the meantime, we hope you have a wonderful day Ryan, and enjoy turning 9, the last year of single…

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Ryan’s 50th Parkrun

Ryan’s 50th Parkrun

Today Ryan completed his 50th Parkrun! That is 250km of running! Ryan has been participating in Parkrun since he was 4 years old. We are both so very proud of him for pushing himself each week, even if we’ve had to do a little of the pushing over selves from time to time. Ryan completed this week’s Parkrun in 36 minutes and 4 seconds. Below is a list of all his 50 Parkrun’s he has done. It was also Kate’s…

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Emma & Ryan’s Tree House

Emma & Ryan’s Tree House

Over the weekend, Emma and Ryan came to me with a grand idea. Build a treehouse in the backyard. At first the kids had some grand ideas about the size and functionality of their treehouse. That was before I told them they would need to help build it. One (unsuccessful) plan involved multiple storeys and a subterranean tunnel system into a basement. So after much discussion and a little bit of compromise, we decided on building a simple little platform…

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Ryan’s 8th Birthday

Ryan’s 8th Birthday

Well this year it likely to be a memorable year for us, and especially Ryan, as it will be remembered as the year that the Coronavirus pandemic cancelled his birthday party. While we are not trying to focus on the impacts of this pandemic, it has made it hard to do the simplest of things, like having a birthday party. Even though we weren’t able to celebrate Ryan’s birthday the way we had intended to, we still had a great…

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First Day of School 2020

First Day of School 2020

The new school year has started today! For Declan, this is his final year of school, which is exciting, a little scary and hard to believe all at the same time. Emma is going into Year 5 this year. She is in a composite class of Year 5 and 6, with only three other grade 5 students. She seemed nervously excited of the unknown of what the day will bring. I’m sure that she will quickly get over her nerves…

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Handball Champion

Handball Champion

Presenting the 2019 Year 2-3 School Handball Champion….Ryan! Today Ryan received an award on school parade for smashing the competition in the year 2-3 handball tournament. His name was engraved on the handball champions school trophy and he received a personal medal for his efforts. We are all very proud of him. His game has certainly improved since he started playing only last year. He can definitely get some good shots in, that will even trick me up. Congratulations again…

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Newtown 2018 School Photos

Newtown 2018 School Photos

Here we are, almost half way through the year, in May, and it only feels like the kids have just gone back to school. Well, this was my first thought when we received our school photos this week. The year really feels like it is flying by. Emma is enjoying being in a composite class this year, and I think it is really helping her to achieve her full potential. She has been given harder challenges, and is managing them…

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Ryan’s 6th Birthday

Ryan’s 6th Birthday

Today is not only Ryan’s 6th birthday, but we are also on our way to New Zealand for the next two weeks. This year we had to have Ryan’s birthday party a whole week earlier. Ryan didn’t seem too bothered by the fact that he could open his presents and party with his friends a week earlier! Here are some photos of Ryan’s 6th birthday party, as well as on his birthday at the Airport.