Friday, May 27, 2005

Patrick's Birthday Party

It's Patrick's 7th birthday next Tuesday. We were going to have his party this weekend, but the bowling alley was all booked out - so we had it last weekend.
Six of Patrick's friends (Stephanie, Holly, Mason, Shaun, Nathan and Haydn) and Angus were the party-goers. They all had a great time with the ten pin bowling, then followed it up with a party food and soft-drink-fuelled party upstairs in the party room. Party Party Party.
Happy Birthday Patrick - our big 7 year old.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Owen's 1st Birthday

Today marks the auspicious occasion of Owen Brian Walter Walker's first birthday. And he made it, in spite of the best efforts of his older brothers at times!

Here's our one year old, kicking back and celebrating his first birthday at playgroup.


Happy Birthday Owen.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Breast Cancer Awareness

Tonight, Karen participated in the Field of Women event at the MCG. This involved 11,500 women in pink ponchos and 100 men in blue ponchos standing on the hallowed turf of the MCG to create the shape of a women. This was run by BCNA (which stands for Breast Cancer Network Australia). The number of men and women is significant because these are the number of men (100) and women (11,500) diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia each year.

The event was run prior to the Melbourne vs Adelaide AFL match tonight. Once all of the participants were arranged on the ground a few speeches were made a audio-visual tribute was played on the big screen. It was a very moving time.

One lady I work with also attended with some of her girlfriends in memory of one of their friends who fell victim to breast cancer a couple of years ago. Among the 11,500 women on the ground there were many survivors, and there were many people who had been indirectly touched by the disease as well.

Have a great Mothers Day weekend!