Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal wedding

Yes, I watched last night. And felt a little voyeuristic, but I guess that's ok for the royals. 

I agree with Simone that Jerusalem was a low point. High point for me: 2 billion people all heard the Bible. 

And now the furore is over, maybe we can all get back to our lives. And normal TV programming. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

God Answers Prayer

About a month ago, our best drummer, Pete, left the church. And left a big hole in Dave's music roster. 

We found out today that a new guy plays drums. His first Sunday with us was Pete's last. 

Thank you, God. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Calendar Finished

I mentioned a couple of months ago that I was thinking of doing an Easter Calendar with SP this year. We did it, and it's done!

It was inspired by the material we used for Church4Kids in term 4 last year, which went through Matthew. 

The top row of pictures were the 6 Sundays of Lent - Jesus' life & ministry up to Palm Sunday. 
The middle row is Monday-Thursday of Easter Week, following what happened in that week. 
Then bottom row is Good Friday and Easter Sunday. 

Once I'd picked the passages it was actually really easy to organise - I just printed & coloured clip art (except for the upturned table which Dave drew), we read straight from Dave's bible, did a quick SP-language summary and sang a related kids song together. 

I wasn't expecting too much understanding from SP, although he always takes in more than we realise. Just wanted to get the system up and running while the idea was fresh. In future years we'll add memory verses, reading from other gospels etc etc. I like to think long-term :)

I think that reading from the grown-up bible was a key to our success this year. SP loved it! On Easter Sunday he got the bible by himself and sat down waiting for us to join him...

I pray that he'll always be so willing to learn about Jesus. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

What we're reading: The Book Thief

Markus Zusak's The Book Thief is the next book club book. I borrowed it from the library on Wednesday and I'm nearly finished. So much easier (and smaller) than Wolf Hall!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Can I please be in 2 places at once?

Found my next super-fun, perfectly me-shaped choral opportunity. I was SO excited, then I realised it's the same day as my high school reunion. 

The two events are about 500m apart, but I can't exactly skip out halfway through a concert for a quick chat with friends...

What would you do?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Boys night in, Girls night out

I'm going to a sing-it-yourself Messiah this afternoon, with my mum and mum-in-law. Dave & SP staying home. I see lots of Duplo in their future, and lots of lovely harmonies in ours.

I suspect it's only going to increase my desire to get back into choral singing... 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Obligatory photos of SP

Balloon family

We got the balloons out this afternoon intending to make plant pot drums. But the balloons were way too small, so we made our family instead. 

Can you guess who is who?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tip of the Day

How do you fix a failing car remote?

Put it through the washing machine. 

Yes, really. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Famous connections

My niece Emma is making her debut as a presenter on Play School on Tuesday morning. 9:30 ABC2. 

You can even read about her on the Play School website.

How exciting!!