Saturday, October 22, 2011

Walkathon / Fall Festival 2011

Loyal readers will remember this time last year we attended a fund-raiser at ICS called Walkathon. Well, the shirts are different for 2011, but everything else is pretty much the same!

Jemilla's friend Ava stayed at our place for a sleepover the night before Walkathon. Here are the kids on the train to Shatin. The shirts read AMAZINGRACE.

Everyone met for worship here at 10:00.

Tirzah was delighted to find her friend from kindergarten, Nichole.

Jemilla and Ava, ready for the walk

You can see the route they walked on this map.

Another kindergarten friend, Marie

As I had to work near one of the checkpoints, I couldn't do the Walkathon.

Following the Walkathon, everyone arrived at school for the activities that made up Fall Festival.

My next posting was at the jumping castle.

Tirzah took a turn.

Craig helped at the fourth grade booth.

Tirzah got a tattoo on her hand.

LOVE the theme!

We liked this stall with toys for sale.

Tirzah and Nichole again

We watched the high-schoolers dance in a flash mob. You can see some of the dance on a video here.

Next, Tirzah found Daisy in the crowd.

Here's Craig working at the kindergarten activity.

This was a "Guess how many lollies" competition. Tirzah reckoned the jar held "maybe more than seven".

Keegan made a guess on the lolly jars too.

View from the fourth floor.

Mmmmmmmmm...cupcakes for dessert.

We gave Jemilla some tickets and let her do her own thing during the Fall Festival. She had her face painted, bought a chocolate brownie, and did a few activities. Jemilla liked the sign next to this rock. (You can click on the photo to enlarge it enough to read it.)

Tirzah played with Lydia in the air-conditioned family room while Craig relaxed in our staff massage chair.

Keegan tried some basketball...

...and some other sport activities

Look at this amazing Noah's Ark balloon creation!

I browsed the books at the White Elephant stall....

...and perhaps managed to purchase a few.

This was easily the most popular activity of the day, a variation on a dunk tank.

Here you see the Principal, Mr Tim Wong..

...and now you don't!


  1. Wow! What a fantastic day! I love the new t-shirts.

    Tirzah has obviously made lots of lovely friends since starting Kindergarten.

    You didn't tell us what your purchases were ...

  2. That's because I feel guilty buying more books, Amanda!

  3. Yes,I like the T-shirts too!
    Would have enjoyed the walk,of course....up the stairs,across the bridge,beside the river,under(?)the highway,over(?)the railway....reminds me of some story I've probably read 1,000 times.

    Mmmm....the massage chair sounds a good idea!

  4. Don't feel guilty - you LOVE books, and are instilling the same love in your children. Nothing wrong with that (even if it is a SLIGHT obsession!)