Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Early Christmas morning for three very over-excited Juniper children!  All very happy with gifts and the X-box for the whole family!  India got a FurReal Horse that moves and eats and neighs! Saffron got a very pretty party dress and Josh a scooter and Airfix kits.  Dad got a new watch and clothes and mum an Ipod classic to listen to on the train!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

India wins an award

We had been invited to attend the last assembly of the year, where they were saying good-bye to six amazing staff members.  No comments thankfully that two taught the junipers girls this year!

India got a surprise award, given by Mrs MciIlraith for the library.  It is awarded for exceptional use of the school library.  India got a certificate and a $50 Whitcoulls voucher.  What a great achievement and to get it on her birthday too!

Happy Birthday mum

Notice of postponement till suitable opportunity arises for breakfast in bed, and not at 6am!

I did get plenty of presents and cards! Lovely pumpkin Namaste bag - perfect for my job!!!
Silver locket necklace, yarn, book and a 9 year old daughter at 6am!

Happy Birthday India

Double trouble!!! Another early morning!
Most of her money has gone towards a residential horse camp in January, but she did get some schleike horses, a horse pillow pet, smiggle stuff, saddle club jodhpurs and riding jacket and a horse book!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

we have babies

 2 spotted so far, but there may be more.........    a fluffy yellow and a darker one.  Parents could be Rhode island x with Aracana or Barred rock (I think!) as they are from our friend Sally

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A&P show and the rest

The Saturday was much better than last years Sunday  we got to see the shearing, pig judging, clown judging, more hens, show jumping, clowns, axing and some of the kennel club.  Home via the Big Apple in Greytown for real fruit ice creams!

A&P Show clowning around

Clowning around at the A&P show today Clown Comet (Saffron) and Clown Smiles (India).  Saffron did her own make up - can you tell????

Friday, October 12, 2012

Scout Camp

We went to the annual Silverpine Family Camp, we stayed in cabins and had fun Kayaking, obstacle course, flying fox, tramps and just hanging!

Riding Lessons

The end of the holidays and the Girls had their usual fortnightly riding lesson, lots of fun on Viking (big one) and Sheba (smaller pony).

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Twisted Tales

The middle school production, hold on to you hats folks!

this is just a small selection of the tales ....the important ones!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Netball prize giving

Great end of season prize giving today, they all got their certificates and team photos, along with a great morning tea, ice block and bag of chippies.   Saffron go the teams nommination for year 3 most improved player, although not winning the overall it was an awesome effort and great reward for her hard work.   As manager of the Wild Horses I was given a lovely gift by the team to say thankyou, the coach also got a gift.  They have been an awsome team this year and hope they all are back next year.

The Silverpine Wild Horses
year 3 most improved players

Friday, September 14, 2012

Mary Fisher Parade

Local 19 year old Paralympian Mary Fisher was welcolmed back to the Village today by all the school children and villagers.   She rode in an open top vintage ute with Major Wayne Guppy and was congratulated by a Haka from the Heratunga College boys.  Mary brought home 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 Bronze from the Paralympics in London this year.