Archive for March, 2010

Evan’s 8th birthday

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Evan had his 8th birthday on Friday and I took the day off work.

We got up a bit earlier than usual and Evan opened up his presents. He got some great stuff from Grandma and some friends from overseas. Pauline and Willy gave Evan a Lego walkie-talkie which he really loved! Grandma gave him the first Harry Potter book and some toys as well as giving all of us a trampoline! The trampoline was a big gift, so it covered Evan’s, Lauren’s and our birthdays!

Oma & Opa gave him $125 for his birthday and the Christmases, so he was very happy. From us he got a ripstik (sort-of like a skateboard) and a Captain Underpants book. Lauren bought him a “connect-four” game which he’s been talking a lot about getting, since I think they play it a lot at school.

Here are some funny shots:

From Evan's 8th birthday
From Evan's 8th birthday
From Evan's 8th birthday

I walked the 2 kids to school and then when I got back home, we put together the trampoline. It took a bit of time and effort to put together, but it worked out ok in the end.

Here’s a photo of the trampoline:

From Evan's 8th birthday

I was still putting the trampoline together when the kids came home from school, but I managed to just finish in time. I caught Evan’s face on video when he first saw the trampoline. It was priceless.

The kids have been spending a lot of time on the trampoline since. Lauren was a bit over-tired because of it and has become stroppy (at least we put it down to over-tired, since she’s not normally this bad).

We then had 7 kids (Daniel, De Kai, Delon, Cohen, Mukun, Lucas and Evan) over and we made our way to the local bowling alley where they put on a special for kids’ birthdays. They got to play a game of bowling, each get some food and then 30 minutes of unlimited video games, which they all loved. The kids had a great time at the bowling I think. We then came home and the kids jumped on the trampoline for a bit and then people went home.

Here’s a shot of the cake Nicole and Grandma made:

From Evan's 8th birthday

Overall, I think Evan had a great time on the day!

Here are some photos of the kids:

From Evan's 8th birthday
From Evan's 8th birthday
From Evan's 8th birthday
From Evan's 8th birthday

Willowbank fair

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Lauren and Evan had their school fair this weekend and they seemed to have a good time. Evan spent most of the time with his buddies creating mischief, and Lauren and I went around to various rides and things. Lauren particularly loved the “Terminator” a massive inflated ride that ended in a 2+ storey slide down. It was pretty impressive.

Lauren was keen on the “dunk the teacher” event, where one could throw balls at a target and if thrown with enough strength, would release a bucket of water on the teacher’s head. It was quite good that so many of the teachers were into it, with a cold bucket of water probably not the nicest thing to have thrown over your head.

I got some good photos of it though. Check out some of these:

Ms. Todd still dry:

From Willowbank school carnival

Ms. Todd getting dunked:

From Willowbank school carnival

Lauren getting Ms. Todd:

From Willowbank school carnival