20 December 2002. Cathy's sister Maureen was the victim of a head-on accident and is in hospital in Melbourne.
She hasn't yet recovered consciousness (the accident was at 12 noon last Saturday). Cathy is in Melbourne to support her family
and will not be home for Christmas. I will post any news in the
forum as I get it.
17 August 2002. End of the soccer season. Both teams played their best ever for the final match:
Cameron and Brendan's team won 5-0 against Penrith S.C.
Alexander's won 6-0 against Hazelbrook.
25 July 2002. School Sports Carnival. Results:
Cameron: 1st in 100m heat; 1st in 200m heat (3rd best time for his age); his tug o' war team won all 3 games.
Brendan: 2nd in 100m heat; 2nd in 200m heat (4th best time for his age); same tug o' war team as Cameron.
Alexander: 1st in 100m heat; 1st in 100m final; 1st in 200m final; miscellaneous other awards in novelty events.
I'm very proud of them all! More photos here.
Soccer match reports are in their own pages: Cameron and Brendan and Alexander.
2 June 2002. Cameron and Brendan's 10th birthday party. They wanted a bushwalk so we took 16 boys down
to the waterfall at the bottom of our valley. Each child was handed a map and a notepad for answering questions,
and we covered a fair bit of ground. I think it was quite an experience for some, but we also fed them well, and they
went through about 9 litres of soft drink so they must have worked up a thirst. Photos later - we've returned
the borrowed digital camera.
21 March 2002 - We finally moved into the new house. Last set of house pictures are here.
12 March 2002.
Alexander played his first game of soccer last Saturday. His team won 3-1 and Alexander scored all 3 goals. He played like a demon,
defended well and showed great ball control as well as an impressive turn of speed. Cameron and Brendan played too, and were very
pleased that Alexander upheld the club's honour, as their team lost 2-0. I was very proud of them all.