Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Christmas 2012



Annabelle and Rachel are singing Christmas Carols.
The Kowhai Corner residents would like to thank the followers for their interest in this blog and say to them and other readers, HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

The Hitty Girls Babysit the Sunshine Children 2012


The Hitty girls decided at the November Hitty Helping Hands meeting to babysit the Sunshine children of Steve and Stephie, Harold and Brenda and John and Daisy from 9 am to 3 pm next Saturday.  The Hitty girls are going to take the children to Sculpture Park in the morning for a play on the equipment and come back to the hall for lunch.

Next Saturday Yasmin, Thelma and Serene arrive early to set up the hall.

Stephie arrives first with her daughter, Sharon and Daisy’s baby, William. Thelma takes William while Stephie goes back to the car to get Sweets. Daisy has parked the car behind Kowhai Corner Hall.

 

Brenda arrives next with her five children and she is ready to go Christmas shopping with Daisy and Stephie.
 

Stephie has returned with Sweets crying in the push chair and  Joey helps to comfort  her.  Joey and Tom are foster children who live with Daisy. They didn’t want to come today to be with the Hitty girls but Daisy said they can watch and help the younger children when they are playing  at Sculpture Park.

Daisy, Stephie and Brenda get into the car and travel towards the city to do some Christmas shopping and have a coffee at a Café.  They are hoping Selena and Ruby will meet them at the Cafe.
 

The Hitty girls assemble the children into a line to walk to Sculpture Park. Yasmin and Alana stay at the hall to prepare sandwiches and drinks for everyone when they come back for lunch.

 

 They arrive at Sculpture Park and the girls want a turn on the swings.  The boys run off to the climbing equipment. Sharon is interested in the buttercups that are growing on the lawn.

The Hitty girls take the children to the Maypole and do a dance for them.  They get a girl each and show the girls how to do a maypole dance which the little girls enjoy. Two of the babies have started crying so they must be hungry. Pat calls the boys to come back and they all walk back to the hall for some lunch.
 


 
Yasmin and Alana have made the sandwiches and have orange juice or milk for the children to drink.
 
Meanwhile in the city, Brenda, Daisy and Stephie have finished their Christmas shopping and have put the presents in the car. They walk to the Café and see Selena and Ruby there having a coffee and a whole chocolate cake is on their table! Brenda quickly sits on the empty chair and Daisy and Stephie get a chair from another table and sit down. They order their drinks and start finding out what everyone has been doing during the year... and that is another story!



At the hall the children have finished their lunch.Tricia and Edna have gone to wash the dishes. Yasmin reads the children The Christmas Story off the poster on the wall. Alana and has given out a cardboard stand up picture of the Angels, Joseph and Mary, baby Jesus and a shepherd to the children. When Yasmin says the name of the picture they are holding the child goes and puts it on the front table.

Yasmin has finished the story and are having a discussion when they hear a car pull up alongside the hall. Stephie, Brenda and Daisy have arrived to collect their children. They thank the Hitty girls for babysitting today.




 

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Annabelle's New Knitted Dress




Annabelle and Rachel are feeding the last birds at Ruby’s Bird Rescue where they do voluntary work at the weekends. They are in the kiwi enclosure with the injured kiwis that will be set free once they have recovered.







 
Ruby comes over to them and tells them that she wants to go and visit Selena Sunshine at Kowhai Tree Farm. Ruby offers to take them home on the back of her motor scooter if they would like to visit Selena with her first.


 Of course they both accept because they love having a ride on the back of the motor scooter.


Selena is in her bedroom knitting when Ruby, Annabelle and Rachel arrive.  Selena is delighted Ruby has brought Annabelle and Rachel with her because she has recently finished knitting two dresses with her new Hitty girls pattern.  

 

Selena opens the wardrobe door to show them the new knitted dresses.  Annabelle likes the long purple one.  Rachel doesn’t like the short orange knitted dress.

Selena asks Annabelle to try the purple knitted dress on.  Annabelle loves it and says she would like it.  Rachel says she would like one the same.  Selena gives the dress to Annabelle and says to Rachel she will knit her one the same. Annabelle and Rachel go home to Kowhai Corner Hall and tell the other Hitty girls about the new dresses. Abigail says she will visit Selena tomorrow because she would like to see the orange dress.


Meanwhile Selena and Ruby have a good chat about their boyfriends and other things they have been doing since they were last together.

 

The next morning Abigail visits Selena and tries on the orange dress. Abigail loves the dress and wants to buy it. When Abigail arrives back at Kowhai Corner Hall wearing er new dress and the other Hitty girls admire it and  go to Selena's to order a knitted dress for themselves.  Selena is so pleased.