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Sunday, March 25, 2012

More Precious Gifts




Following on from my last post are a few more wonderful photos and memories brought home by Master J's from his school excursion. They visited Macquarie University in Sydney to view the Museum of Ancient Cultures.




We have covered a good deal of history over our years of homeschooling but History was never a favourite of Master J's. Asking him about these photos he replied that History is quite interesting when explained by an expert and you have some great exhibits to see and actually handle.







He took a few photos while at the Sydney Aquarium, mainly for Miss E's (4) pleasure. She was too young to remember our family visit just over two years ago.




Being a keen cricketer, Master J took several photos of this cricket bat at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. It's signed by the Australian team which played against the West Indies in 2005. This was of particular interest to his twins sisters (14) and Master T (12), fellow cricket players.




The day after his return was Miss E's 20th birthday. Miss E, our precious first-born, has wonderful classical tastes when it comes to literature, art, history and life in general. She is a confessed bibliophile and a beautiful person in every way.





Master J visited the National Art Gallery while in Canberra, this was the only section of the trip Miss E desperately would have loved to have seen as there is currently a Renaissance exhibition on loan. No photos are allowed in the National Art Gallery, as we knew from our family visit two years ago. However Master J had a birthday surprise......




....a copy of the book featuring the exhibition! Miss E was thrilled. It was the only thing Master J bought on his trip other than a little food.




His thoughtfulness and generosity touched more than Miss E.......

Sharing at Weekend Reflections.

26 comments:

tinajo said...

That´s really nice, be proud! :-)

Rosemary said...

I am very impressed with Master J.
I feel a connection with your Miss E, the Renaissance is a great love of mine too. Belated happy 20th birthday to her.

Giga said...

Wszystkie najlepszego dla córki z okazji urodzin. Miło, ze brat zrobił jej taką wspaniałą niespodziankę. Pozdrawiam.*** All the best for his daughter's birthday. Pleased that her brother did such a wonderful surprise. Yours.

geanina said...

that´s really nice :). have a nice day!

s.c said...

Nice little family reportage. Love the last one. Thanks for showing PoS.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Very nice pictures and story of your family. You can be proud.
Have a nice day.

Emreen said...

That was soo sweet of Master J... !!

Happy Birthday Miss E !!!
Beautiful pics... esp the last ones... !!

Liz said...

What a lovely set of images, Karen! I LOVE little Miss E's smocked dress. My girls wore lots of smocked dresses growing up (my Nanna, my Mum & my Aunt made many).
Happy 20th birthday to Miss E! What a wonderful gift from Master J.
It seems that Master J is enjoying school.

Sylvia K said...

Master J is a fine photographer and I'm sure he will only get better! Marvelous captures! You have a very beautiful and loving family and how blessed we both are to have such wonderful children. My youngest son and his wife were in Seattle yesterday and it made for a perfect day!! And what a wonderful birthday!! The look on the little one's face is priceless! Have a beautiful week!

Sylvia

marijke said...

You can be proud of your children.
have a lovely day.
gr. Marijke

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

It's been a little while since I've been down under to visit..... but I'm glad I stopped in. (My blogging time is limited these days, so it's always a pleasure to sneak in visiting time to some of my favourite spots in the world!

Wishing you a wonderful day.......

Filip Demuinck said...

Fascinating looks to the candles on the cake.

Greetings,
Filip

Deanne said...

He is a very thoughtful 17 year old!
Happy 20th Miss E senior!

Seeing Each Day said...

That's so lovely that master j clicked away in Canberra and Sydney, even lovelier still about his thoughtful gift. A 20 yr old! Oh my goodness!

Angie said...

Karen, what a beautiful family you have. I am so impressed by Master J. And I wanted to wish the lovely Miss E. a very Happy Birthday!

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing this touching story with us.

Helene said...

Happy Birthday to Miss E and what a thoughtful, wonderful gift she received. Beautiful!

Linda R said...

Happy birthday to your daughter. And that was so sweet of your son.. I enjoyed seeing your photos..

Nadege, said...

You must be so proud to have such wonderful thoughtful children.

trishie said...

I've been to the same museum in Macquarie uni! Fascinating, but pity so few people actually know about it

Simone said...

I must confess I was unaware they had the museum there, he has inspired us to go visit, enjoyed sharing the photo excursion!

Victor said...

Beautiful blog, intimate and peaceful. It is a space desos where you feel good. The music is very appropriate, I love

Jana said...

very happy for you...sunny smiles+good new week!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A lovely peep into your family life.

Isabelle said...

Love the smiles and the hugging :) Happy Birthday Miss E.

Kateri said...

I'm impressed by the quality of your son's photos!

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