Thursday, November 25, 2010

Baby Dear

Just a few photos of my adorable baby sister. Guess what! She started
walking today! So she beat Emma to it; Chloe is 17 months, and Emma was
18 months when she finally decided to walk. :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Emma 2009

Isn't the music beautiful? I love this movie! It is really pretty,
and-- as I said-- the music is lovely. ( You will have to turn off
my music on the iPod on the side.)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Me birfty pictures...

Well, I had a lovely birthday last Sunday. Mum and I went to the Penguin
Markets and had lunch together. It was a really lovely day.

Can I mention how much I love this cake?
Cherry and Sultana Butter Cake...mmm.

Mum made me a Bible cover! Isn't it pretty?

And I also was given this beautiful 'The Sound of Music' pop-up book!
Mum knew how much I liked it, and I was so surprised!
It even has the lyrics to the songs!!! Amazing is the word for this book,
I think.

'The hills are alive with the sound of music...'

'These are a few of my favourite things...'

'How do you solve a problem like Maria?'

Every morning you greet me.
Small and white,
Clean and bright,
You look happy to meet me.

Blossom of snow,
May you bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever-
Bless my homeland forever.'

'Climb ev'ry mountain,
Search high and low,
Follow every byway,
Every path you know.'

Friday, November 12, 2010


Today we went to play croquet with our home school group. We all
had a really good time! :)
It was so much fun that I took no photos! All photos are thanks
to Amy, except the one of me. Mum took that one. :)
I hope we go again soon!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Prayer

I love this song, and Chloe Agnew from Celtic Woman does such a

beautiful job with it!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Get Reel'n!

It was so much fun! We weren't nervous at all, and we can't wait till next year!

We had to be at the theatre by 2.30 to have a run-through before the concert so
we knew where to go on and off, where to stand on the stage, etc. But the front row was
too far back on the stage, so in the fling I nearly slipped on the curtain a few times!
Hopefully no one noticed. :} ( I think that most of the girls in my row had the same problem!)
Just before the fling Amy's shirt became un-tucked, so she had to undo a few buckles
on her kilt to tuck it back in. But then she couldn't do it up again! Meanwhile I had scratched
my face and ran to a dressing room to make sure I wasn't bleeding, and then two dancers said
that they had gotten into the wrong costume so they would be too late to dance. I got on stage
and had to tell everyone to move up to fill up their spaces, so I didn't notice that Amy was missing! Anyway, she slid into place just before the music started and set the audience laughing!
It was so much fun, and no one made any major mistakes!

Here are a few backstage photos. They aren't very good because I couldn't actually see
very well in the dark! The pic below shows our teacher trying to get the girls to pose
for the picture in true Highland Style.

Katie Pie.

The Dickers and Dodwell girls. ( They call themselves "The D+D Girls Play Production".
They put together concerts for the adults sometimes. There is one in the making
now, and I hope they give me some notice because they usually volunteer me to
play the piano. I don't think that they know that I need some notice...)


Backstage fun. :) Actually, when we weren't on stage in the first half we had to stay in the
dressing room to keep out of the way. There were so many people in a very small area.
In the second half we were allowed to find a seat and watch the show.
This pic was taken before the concert.

Sorry, no action pictures. The audience weren't allowed to take photos,
and I couldn't while I was dancing!
(Terrible, isn't it? No photos while I'm dancing?)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Meet Carrot!

Let me introduce you to Carrot. Carrot is Amy's toy rabbit ( but don't tell her, she doesn't
know that yet) . Amy has been sewing a few outfits for her because Carrot has a shocking
lack of clothes. So... here she is!

The girls have been making little bags for their highland shoes. :)
This one is Katie's- with a little help from Mum.

And this one is Emma's. They want to take them to the concert tomorrow.
(Yes! Get Reel'n is tomorrow!!!)

Beth made this dress for "Anne-with-an-'E' " a week or two ago. I think Anne would
approve of the ruffle, don't you?

And she also made this mushroom house. Isn't it adorable?

And the top comes off...

... and attached is the bed!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dancing and Blitzing

The concert is on Saturday! We are all have our kilts, shirts, vests and socks,
and everyone except me is happy with them. I have a red kilt and... a GREEN VEST!!!
I feel decidedly like a Christmas tree when I wear it! :}

I was the only one in the family who didn't have matching socks,
and our teacher said to buy some footy socks in navy blue.
So off we went to the sports shop to buy socks. Well, the first pair had cream feet, so Mum
said that she could dye them navy blue. But... they came out the wash a pale blue and there was enough dye to dye a dress! No good. So we bought another pair, this time with black feet... and no dye needed. But... Mum forgot that the washing machine was hooked up to the hot water because of the dye, so... they came out of the wash shrunken. Badly. So. Off we went again to see our now-well-known-friend at the sports shop. This time we didn't dye them and we didn't
wash them. My footy-now-turned-highland socks are safe in my room awaiting Saturday.
And if you are wondering what fate awaits the other socks, Amy now has a two-toned pair of
bed socks, and Emma has some very long and very skinny above-the-knee leg warmers.


Mum recently discovered the card game Dutch Blitz. It is a great game that we all love!
You have three cards in front of you (called your Post Piles), a pile with ten cards to your right
(called your Blitz Pile) and a the remaining cards in a pile in your hand face down ( called your Wood Pile). The object of the game is to be the first to get rid of your Blitz Pile. Everyone has to build up the piles in the middle with whatever cards are able to be used. You do not take turns- just slam down as many cards as you can. A great game- Dad, Beth and Amy have been playing it for ages! Not a very social game because everyone is concentrating, and a leeettle bit barbaric. Warning: This game is highly addictive!