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A busy two months

Two months between Diary entries and we’ve been very busy as usual. The term has flown by. Both girls competed in their school cross country with Alice placing 4th and Lucy placing 2nd. They both then went to compete at Zone level with Lucy getting a Reserve spot. She was very excited when the call came through that she could compete at Diocesan (equivalent of our Regionals in a Government School). She ran a personal best and came 16th. She was so happy with that result and we were extremely proud of her.

Casino Beef Week was held in May and Lucy competed in the Beef Week Cup girls’ soccer team. They played against other Primary schools in the area and got to the Grand Final which ended in a tied score. She also participated in the Saturday afternoon street parade with the school ‘Junk Drum Band’ and Alice walked with other students from the school. It’s such a fun, busy afternoon.

They both competed at their Athletics carnival last week and came home with a few ribbons to show for their efforts. They were very happy with their placings. Alice came first in long jump, third in 100m, 200m, 800m and the relay team. She also came 4th in a Divisional race. Lucy came first in 800m, second in 100m, 200m and third in the relay team with Alice. They will both head off to the zone carnival next term but I’m not sure yet what races they will be competing in.

Last Saturday night was the Lismore Lantern Parade which is always a fun night out. It’s held around the Winter Solstice each year and this year Lucy was drumming with the school’s ‘Junk Drum Band’. It was a lot of fun watching and cheering her and her school on.

They were then up nice and early on Sunday morning to celebrate their First Eucharist (First Holy Communion). They’ve been preparing for it with school and they loved dressing up in pretty dresses and feeling special for the day. Usually children do it in Year 3 but since we’ve only just started going to a Catholic school, we really hadn’t had an opportunity before now. Linden unfortunately had to work but I made a special day of it with the girls and took them out for a nice lunch in Lismore.

This month has also seen us celebrate Alice’s 12th birthday. I feel like we were eating cakes non-stop for a week or more with cupcakes to send to school, test cakes for her birthday and then the actual birthday cake. I did have a few fails but she was happy with the end result. We took a few of her school friends to the roller skating rink for a little party. They all seemed to enjoy themselves. At least I hope they did.

We’ve only got two more weeks of term and then it’s school holidays. We are really looking forward to the break and have a trip to Phuket planned. It will be so good to get away from the Winter for 8 days or so. I think that’s everything caught up with what we have been up to for the past two months. Until next time x

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