Saturday morning has a routine just like any other day though it is focused around getting our chores done, getting the house ready so we can relax and have a day off on Sunday.

The kids wake up have breakfast, regular chores and then they need to finish off any extra chores that they didn’t finish during the week (this is deeper cleaning in their area of responsibility). Then there is “Bedroom Bless” where they do a weekly clean in their bedrooms from airconditioner, fans, windows, fingerprints, change sheets, sweep floor and general tidy up. They also need to iron their clothes for Church tomorrow.

Depending on what is happening in our weekend the plan is that they would have 1 hour thereabouts of table time. This is mainly to catch up on anything that wasn’t done during the week. If the younger ones have more than an hour of work to do then it gets done next week, if the older ones have more than an hour to do then they assess what is important in order for them to stay on track.

This Saturday our focus time (table time) was spent preparing for the concert.

The concert went very well – we think it was our best concert yet. It seemed as if everyone just wanted to have a fun entertaining time rather than performing at a school concert. Our goal has always been to have a family concert and each year we get closer to that atmosphere – it was great.

We did a few different item pieces. One that involved the whole family was singing a musical style song. We got the idea from this YouTube clip. My kids love this song. Unfortunately I woke up this morning singing it – and it is still going through my head!! We tweaked bits to make it fit our situation. Unfortunately we don’t have very many photos – maybe some of our friends took some.

Nomi and Jessica took the main singing parts.

Joshua came in and tried to convince us all that he wanted to show us all that he could dance (for those who’ve seen the clip – he was the janitor)

I sang the mum bit – yes, I sang a 2 line solo piece in front of people – the things I do for my kids!

Daniel sang the security guard piece – and he did very very well. Each word was said very clearly.


Naomi read a story she wrote though she added sound affects from Powerpoint to enhance the action. This photo shows her controlling the sound as she told her story.


Josh and Jess did a political conversation between the Prime Minister and his new secretary. (We adapted it to fit our political situation) Unfortunately I can’t find the link for where we got this but this was a conversation between two people playing on the names of Hu (from China)/Who and Koffi (from UN)/Coffee and Yasser Arafat (Palestine)/Yes-sir!

After the concert we had a simple BBQ together, the kids played in the rain and adults had time to catch up. It was a great family night.

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