Monday, October 31, 2011

Gooloogong... a traveller's oasis!

On our recent family car trip we took a break in a little village called Gooloogong.


The park was such a lovely place to stop.


It was so beautifully maintained with a great playground, clean toilets, barbeque facilities and a wonderful display of town history.


The town is located midway between Forbes and Cowra in NSW. If you are travelling that way, plan on a stop here!


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Monday, October 24, 2011

God Loves Me - Follow that star to Parkes!



On our recent family holiday we drove to Orange to visit our cousins and Dubbo to visit the zoo. We took the route through Parkes on the way home. Here is a snippet of a conversation with Julia (Miss nearly 5) whilst travelling:

Me: "We're on the road to Parkes now. Someone very special that you know was born in Parkes." 

Julia: "I know... Jesus!" 

Me: "Ummm.... no. Your grandmother."
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Monday, October 17, 2011

We're off to see the Wizard...

We went to the theatre on Saturday afternoon in Canberra to see Phoenix Players presentation of The Wizard of Oz.

Here is Julia, all ready to go. She is dressed in her Wizard of Oz pinny from Possum & Sweetpea. Kristy and Kylie make beautiful dresses, skirts, pants and lots of other handmade goodies which you can purchase from their madeit store.


What a wonderful performance! Julia loves the movie and was entranced by the story on stage.

At intermission I turned to Julia and said "These seats are great aren't they!" She turned around in her seat and looked at the upholstery. "Oh yes Mum, these are great seats". Miss Literal strikes again. 

After the show, Julia got to meet the cast members in the theatre foyer. She was thrilled that they all loved her dress! 

The show runs for another week, so you might still be able to get tickets. Take a look at the theatre company website for more details.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

God Loves Me - Theology 101 with Miss Julia



A curious conversation with Julia (Miss nearly 5) just the other day whilst driving:

Julia: "God can't be everywhere Mum. He's not in a tree or in a sign. And He's not flat on the road or on tiles. He's puffed up." 

Me: "Like 3-D?" 

Julia: "Yes, but you can't see Him puffed up until you're in heaven." 

Me: "Maybe you can say that He's all around us then."

Julia: "Yes, He's all around, but not in signs." 

Deep.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Calisthenics - Final competition for the year...

Last weekend saw Julia (Miss nearly 5) in her last Calisthenics competition for the year. She practised every day in the few weeks leading up to this competition and was really looking forward to performing on stage again.

Such a wonderful result! Her team placed second overall in the Tinies division of the ACT Team Championships, with places in every discipline - free exercises, rods, aesthetics and folk & character dance. It truly was a wonderful achievement for all the girls!

For most of the girls in Julia's Tinies team, it was their first year of calisthenics. All praise must go to her coach Kirsty for her wonderful routines, awesome energy and in particular the way she cares for each and every one of her girls. Huge thanks must also go to team assistants Chelsea, Sam, Caitlyn and Jess, and team manager Nicky for making the day a success once again.

Julia is very happy with her haul of ribbons for the year - she has two each of blue, red, green and yellow. Here she is ready to go on stage for her rods routine. (Hubby says she looks like she's ready for a role in Rocky Horror, but he's as proud as any Dad could be!)


If you'd like to find out more, please take a look at Calisthenics ACT if you are in Canberra like me, or Calisthenics Australia for more information about Calisthenics in other states.

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