Monday, March 16, 2009

A weekend in Taupo

We headed off for a rare overnight trip on Saturday. Karl's cousin Poppy was visiting from the UK with her kiwi boyfriend and we arranged to meet them at Huka Falls and then onto a cafe later. We also managed to squeeze in the AC Baths, a train ride, playground and Orakei Korako before heading back to Auckland on Sunday night. Upon arriving home Harry was heard to say "I like home best".

Friday, March 13, 2009

Official Library Opening

Today was the official opening of our school library building (including my new office) and John Key was the man with the scissors! It was a real family affair for us:
  • Karl was present as a member of the Board of Trustees
  • Georgia was on the media team
  • Harry performed in the Kapa Haka
  • and as for me ....
Not sure what Mum would think of us having our photo taken with a National Party Prime Minister though!

The Haka!

Future camera person?

My name is Harry!

He made me do it Mum!

The Elm Park Media Team

Karl chatting to one of the security guys - spot the ear piece!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thinker of the Week

Harry was very proud when he came home yesterday. He had been presented with the 'Thinker of the Week' medal for his class! It's awarded every week to a student in the class who has been working well for the whole week and making smart choices for their behaviour. Harry insisted on having his photo taken wearing the medal proudly!