Saturday, 29 August 2009

Last Game 2009

End of Season  

End of Football Season. Friday nights and Saturday mornings belong to us once more.

Boys had some good games. James' team drew 1-1, he scored a goal and won "player of the day". Well done James.  Henry's team were ambushed by 7 or more goals.  Jack's team played today and won 4-2, Jack scored a goal from a cross-field pass.

Phew - that's football for another year.

Ros took the kids out for a treat while Mum and Dad took in a long training run, it was supposed to be 2hrs but we cut it short.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Smile Time - 2005


Getting through a busy week.  Came across this picture of Jack from 2005, during a school holiday adventure up North.  That's certainly a "James" smile if there was such a thing.

Jack caught his little finger in a door at school yesterday. It is very bruised and he is not a happy camper.

Last round of the football season this weekend. I'll have to get some photo's for the blog.

Ange and I were back at our french classes this week. It has been good to go over the basics again but now I'm hanging out to practice more.  One step at a time.  We are also in training for the Auckland marathon, Ange is following a strict program and I'm sort of tagging along.. it's probably a good thing as I'm not very good with the strict routine stuff.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

A glimpse of summer


I'm in Brisbane for a few days this week. No I didn't get to swim in the "beach" pool, clients kept me busy. 

Very nice warm summery weather!  I think it is raining back home.

Ange, we must put Brisbane on our next year holiday list.  Like MID winter.

Off back home today, early start, late finish, sleep in tomorrow!!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

James' special treat with mum - by James.


I went to Starlight Express.  My favourite part was the "finals" - when Rusty won the race. And the funniest part was when Electric - his Mohawk fell down. And the middle-ist best part was went they were practicing for the race - there were lost of races that they were racing. Rusty did lots of tricks in the finals.  And mum took me to Starlight Express cause my brothers had already had a special treats before. And at Starlight Express I had a ice cream and when we were leaving to come home I had a hot chocolate.  It was the coolest day what I had in my entire life.

Strike - Goal

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Jack's team played their last official match of the session, they were playing against East Coast Bays with the winner of this match taking out third place in the table.  Jack scored a great goal in the first half, a medium range strike from just outside the box - it just cleared the goalies head and landed in the back of the net.  

Dad also finally managed to (half)capture the moment, see above left.   Our coach dished out some good advice at half-time and the team scored four more times to take the final score to 5-0.  It was a great way to end the official session, there are still two more friendly games left.  The little's boys football was washed out last night owing to rain.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The Volcanoes Challenge


Another running event lined up for this weekend.  Should be fun but weather forecast is not looking that good.

"The Volcanoes Challenge is a unique inner city navigation event where competitors run to, and up, Auckland’s iconic volcanoes, in any order that they choose. "

Monday, 10 August 2009

More French Lessons?

Just went you thought we had moved on.. Non! Ange and I have started French (night) lessons at Takapuna Grammar.  Only four of us in the class - which is pretty good.  Got to go and practice my nasal vowel sounds: "un bon vin blanc" - might need some of that shortly.