Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I'm a proud Mum

Have I mentioned what a proud mum I am lately? 

My children have been excelling this year, they are really outdoing themselves.

Starting back at school was really easy, with both kids loving their teachers and having a few special friends in their classes. They were desperately missing the routine of the day and wanted to get back into their sports and activities.

Just last week Connor and his under 10's freestyle relay team made it all the way to the Sale regional swimming meet. They came second at both the Zone and District competitions and finished just outside the time needed to make the Sale final. What an AMAZING effort from four young boys who don't consider swimming their fave sport, and were competing against swimmers from very successful swim clubs.

AND Connors under 12A Reserve basketball team 'The Gladiators' are through to the - wait for it - Grand Final next week! Woo-hoo, they have played really hard to get this far, losing the semi-final last week and coming back to win on Tuesday. For most of the team it is their first season in under 12's and its a whole different ball game from under 10's.  It doesn't matter how they play next week, they are all winners in our eyes, but fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed for a win our way. Lots of thanks to Shane for coaching xx

And Savannah has been a STAR herself. Hats off to my little girl for coming home with an extra special award from school last Friday.  My little girl was running her heart out in the 1500m when she noticed one of her friends had fallen behind. Going back to check on her she found that she had bad asthma and needed to walk and use her puffer. So, instead of racing off ahead and finishing the race Savannah walked with her friend, slowly, hand-in-hand to finish together. She got the Principals Award for helping others in need, but she got extra kisses and cuddles from mum and dad for being a great friend. You can always train to run faster in next years Athletics Carnival but it takes something special to show kindness and compassion.

She has also shown a great dedication to Cubs this year. Already one term in she has completed both her level 1 Cooking and Level 1 Masks and Sculptures badges. There is a long list of badges she is working towards, and knowing just how DETERMINED (one eyed, pig-headed?) she can be I am sure they will be accomplished in no time! We are very lucky to have such wonderful Cub leaders in Rob, Geoff and Jason - thank you all for your hard work.

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