Aidan's class donned themselves in labouring finery for the school
assembly performance of Bob The
Builder, featuring many, many builders.
Aidan The Builder. Can we fix it ? Yes we can. Click to enlarge.
Trish, Caitlin and I staked out our place amongst the parental throng
to watch Aidan's school variety night, featuring many fine acts, including
Aidan and The Builders, performing once again to the dance mix of Bob
The Builder. What can I say ? It was magic. A few other acts also deserve
mention, including the pre-primary class with Singing In The Rain, interpretations
of Roald Dahl's Three Little Pigs and Cinderella Revolting Rhymes and a
dose of Australiana accompanied by Men At Work's Down Under.
A little bit of Las Vegas made it's way to Subiaco with the Chuck
Jones & Co. World Festival of Magic, sponsored by Rotary
International. Aidan and Caitlin sat quietly through the first half
of the show, which featured the 'ol disappearing lady, cut a lady in half
and pulling pidgeons out of hats. Aidan's interest was piqued a little
when one of the pidgeons made a splashdown on the stage. Mr. Jones really
turned up the "magic" at intermission by luring small children to the stage
to purchase "activity books". Kudos to you Chuck. The show really captured
Aidan and Caitlin, so much so they both wanted to leave during intermission.
Never in all my days have I walked out on any show. Yes, it was quite remarkable.
Aidan, Caitlin, Trish and I trekked away to Rockingham for the weekend
with the local chapter of Camp
Quality, a non-profit volunteer organization that helps kids with cancer.
Aidan missed out on their "main" camp a few weeks ago as he was still recovering
from his chemo ordeal. We were joined by a handful of families and a swag
of volunteers who made our stay as relaxing as possible. Caitlin was over
the moon to find a "big person" with her name. Saturday night was rounded
out with a "variety night". Aidan's portrayal of a ladybird in the saga
of "bugs and cabbages" was remarkable, Trish tooted her flute with a solo
performance of "Offertoire" while a certain unnamed father was, apparently,
waggling in a Hawaiin grass skirt. Stranger things happen at sea.
We spent Sunday morning pootling about in various fishing boats, bouncing
around and burning skin with style. A good weekend for all.
Scoop, a template coloured by Aidan from the official Bob
The Builder site.
Last updated: 15-Mar-2002