08 February, 2008

Tessa's Englishland Christmas Concert, December 20th

I spent nearly two months preparing for the Christmas concert with my kids. After trying a variety of songs, we decided on 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas', Frank Sinatra's 'Jingle Bells', 'Silent Night' with handbells, and then I had them all ask 'What is Christmas?' and they each gave a one word answer individually. Tessa was going to make them wear elf hats and shoes, but I kindly asked if they could just wear slacks and dresses. I should have known that my mothers would compare notes on clothing but was still shocked to see my little boys show up in matching tuxedos and the girls in matching dresses. They were unbelievably cute--way cuter than in elf hats. The 'Silent Night' handbells were the highlight of the Kangaroo Class performance. Even Philip, who stood mute and petrified through the rest of the songs, rang his bell to the delight of the crowd. They all did a great job.

Gawip Wind Farm, November 24th

Here are some pictures from another trip to Gawip Wind Farm.