Sunday, 1 November 2009

Saturday's fun time

Yesterday was Maungatapere School's Agriculture day. A first for our family as Asher only started school there in August, and it was a great day, and thankfully the sun was lovely and stayed all day long! We had a fair bit of fun in the lead up to yesterday, with making Vege animal creations, Giant gingerbread men, vaseline petal plate thingames, and Flower arrangements. But Warren had the biggest task. He decided to enter the "Dad's cake bake competition", which for some dad's wouldnt be too much of a deal, but Warren generally doesn't bake....he cooks...extremely well, but baking...he just doesnt do. He finally decided to do a Halloween themed cake, (even though we are not into Halloween at all)....and he made a fantastic creation, a 3D Jack O'Lantern. He baked a double chocolate cake...well 2 actually, stuck them together bottom to bottom...then he shaped and moulded that cake untl it resembled a pumpkin. he then did a great job with the icing...made a stalk and his creation was complete. He won 2nd prize (losing to Casper the friendly ghost) and then the cake was auctioned off for $80! Well done hun!

Ash was extremely stoked with his certificates, and was so proud to show them off (along with his creations) to our family and friends. (Nana and Aunty Ceri came down from Kaitaia).
Kendyl was rather non-chalant re: the Ag day....preferring to just lay around in her pram comfortably, or getting up for cuddles with Daddy or Nana...depending on whose arms were free.

It was a great day, the smell of poos from all sorts of creatures lingering, hair and fluff from said creatures also flying in the wind....ahhh just what an Ag day is all about I guess.
One of Asher's highights was the sponge throw....on his very last sponge throw...he managed to get the woman wham *smack* right in the mouth, and he just thought that was magnificent! Totally made his day! Wish I had the camera ready to shoot, but Kendyl had full reign of my arms at this stage!
We had a great day, the weather was just perfect (thank you Lord!)and the steak sammies to die for! Made us quite glad to be part of a wonderful little school like Maungatapere!

PS: Warren swears he's not entering next years bake off! heehee...we'll see!

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