Miss 15

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

So yesterday it was all about Miss 11 so it's only fair I fill you in on what's been happening with Miss 15.

Not much.

Except for one important thing...

Netball champions!!!!!!!!!!

Miss 15 has the most incredible team. Almost all of them have been together for the past 5 years, several even longer that that, and have finally had a much earned win. The first two years she played the team made the grand finals, only to lose (to the same team) in both. This was followed by two years where they were graded very badly and I don't think they won even a single game in the whole two seasons.

But this year their resilience finally paid off.

They finished 3rd at the end of the regular rounds so had to get to the finals the long way. Firstly a semi that was washed out after three quarters of the game had been played (they were leading by over 20 goals so it was very frustrating). So we had to come back on the Tuesday night to play the entire game again. But Tuesday night came and it was raining so it was put back until Wednesday night.

But it was raining on Wednesday too (can you tell we have had a lot of rain?).

So Thursday night finally came and the girls scraped in, winning by just 1 goal. I have a few extra grey hairs from that one.

Two days later they backed up, a convincing win over a team they hadn't beaten all year. Followed by a week of rest and then the big game.

And now they wear the much deserved crown.

Go, Jets, Go!


Time flies...

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

...when you are busy?

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted. Terribly slack of me don't you think? That means lots to catch up on, so let's get started.

Miss 11 has been to camp - twice! Once to the Bathurst region as part of learning about the Goldrush. This one was for 3 days (2 nights), followed by a whole week at Creative Arts Camp, and this one was waaayy to long for her mumma. In fact, it was the longest we have ever been separated.

Squished in between the two camps we had the annual Book Week Parade, can you guess who she was dressed as?

I whipped up the cloak from two sheets I purchased a Kmart (the pattern can be found here) and I started knitting up the scarf but thankfully I didn't get far until my mum took over.

She has also ridden a bit of a roller coaster with her health, the usual cold/sore throat as well as an infection on her leg that kept her home for almost a week. And the day after returning from Bathurst she played in her netball semi-final and crashed heavily to the ground, luckily just grazing her knees (you can see the dressing on one of them in the photo). They won the semi but went on to lose in the final a week later.

And now, just when everything is starting to get back to normal we have school holidays is just over a week. Isn't life a crazy roller coaster at times?