Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into it's soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,--she would see that in all God's world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her." -JR Miller

Monday, November 07, 2011

Bonfire Night Festivities

We celebrated bonfire night in style this year - with a whole weekend of fun and fellowship.

We also started making a display, as we learnt about Guy Fawkes and made rockets and coloured pictures to go on our kitchen wall

Friday night we had our own bonfire with some family, sharing mushy peas, hot dogs, bonfire toffee, parkin, cupcakes, cheesecake and hot chocolate - a fair feast for all!

Building the bonfire

Staying warm with the little ones inside

Some of the yummy food on offer

Children playing then time for sparklers

Abigails first sparkler :-)

It was a fun night, and I used mostly disposable items so that there wasn't much clearing up to be done at the end of the day. The fire burned well and hubby ended up staying up until 2am checking on it - the next morning it was still hot and had some flames!!

Saturday night we were off to some good friends of ours for fireworks, fun and fellowship. It was so lovely to meet up with them all and the children had so much fun seeing each other - I am so grateful for the godly families God has brought into our lives over the last few years that my children have chance to have likeminded friends and peers to grow up with. I did get some pics but haven't managed to download them yet!

The only downside to the whole weekend was me dropping my blackberry down the toilet!!! So although I have a new one coming tomorrow I have lost all contacts, calendar information etc so will have to start again.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Awwww looks like you lot know how to have some fun. Wish we lived closer.;-( sob sob