Friday, November 9, 2012

Worth Celebrating?




The recipe book lay open on the kitchen bench overnight. Before breakfast was had a cake was mixed and in the oven. Miss G and Miss N (both 14) had carefully planned a celebration of the first international cricket match of the season - South Africa v's Australia in Brisbane this morning.

Schoolwork and morning jobs were completed very early. The cake was iced and decorated and set on the little coffee table, waiting. As the first ball was being bowled the cake was cut. They were hoping for a wicket, instead South Africa scored two runs off this ball.




The game continued as they cut and shared the cake, seven of our children perched in front of the TV.

I'll let them be for an hour or so, then it will be time for some play and work of their own.

I love that such things are worth celebrating to them.

Cheering is now heard, a wicket just taken.....excitement! They are hoping their own cricket games won't be rained off late this afternoon.




16 comments:

Beth said...

That cake looks delicious!!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I love how they so carefully planned their celebration! It's wonderful!!

geanina said...

delicious! :)

Seeing Each Day said...

You know enough about me by now to know I don't write my comments lightly. Karen, I am really really sure that your children are going to have such fond, specific memories of their childhood. What a lovely time for them today, to celebrate in such an interactive and fun way, something that is meaningful for them. I'm well aware of the 'I should have' list we create for ourselves as mothers - but please without any further ado, add this to your 'I did it right' column. Renee

Pieces of Sunshine said...

That warms my heart Renee. It's not easy working out where to draw the line on activities. Homeschooling blurs the boundaries even further which has its benefits but also leaves you with more questions too. Thank you!

Cinzia said...

Very very good!!!
Cinzia

Jan said...

Wonderful your children so independent and self-confident.
The cricket might be a bit of a disappointment though.
Raining heavily here, hope their own cricket games not washed out.
Blessings.

Jenni C's said...

love how you created a moment for the children ....and did we win? i did not even realize we were playing cricket there..:O

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Jenni, SA is 2 for 255 (so I'm told) at the end of day one. Four days to go....

:)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

It's very sweet that your children are so enamored with cricket. :)

Happyone said...

Yummy that cake looks so good.
I can't even imagine having 8 children. I take my hat off to you!!! : )

Juliana said...

this cake looks so tasty!
I'd love to try some...)))

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Linda R said...

That cake looks yummy. Love your photos.

Doug Hickok said...

Oh my goodness that cake looks so delicious :^)

Rosemary B said...

What beautiful photos. I enjoy visiting your blog.

Ocean Soul Karen said...

Cake & Cricket! Fabulous combo!

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