A very full house!

Last week we hired a church hall in Shawlands for our meet up. My family arrived early but within half and hour or so many, many more people piled into the hall. I counted 31 children in total including six babies and toddlers and seven teenagers.

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It was great to have such a broad age range, from 6 months to 19 years, in one space all busying about. Some of the older children played board games

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while some of the youngest played with the toys we’d found in the hall.

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The children in between did drawing, collage, played card games

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as well as with Hot Wheels cars, lego,

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building blocks, a marble run

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tiny dinosaurs and board games of their own.

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Some of the older girls went outside to play with skipping ropes while some more of the energetic children skipped over elastic inside.

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Small groups of friends formed and reconfigured throughout the afternoon. We had set up a quiet area for the babies but by the end of the afternoon, a small group of larger children were found there enjoying a story and some down time.

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