by pennifold 29 Jan 2018

Wanted to share Dana’s children first day of the new school year - Ryke going to high school beginning Year 7 today, Jasana year 5 and Aqualina Year 3.

Dana’s first year of teaching Year 6 in Primary school today too. I hope they all have a great year. Love Chris

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by kustomkuddle 30 Jan 2018

What a wonderful family. You must be very proud!

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2018

Thanks Debbie, yes, I am proud of them all. Love Chris

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by airyfairy 30 Jan 2018

Lovely pictures Chris.

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2018

Thanks Sarah, I think they're gorgeous, but I am biased. Love Chris

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by gerryvb 30 Jan 2018

thank you for sharing, as far as I can see on the pictures they do have fun together. It's always exciting that first day of school....

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2018

Thanks Gerry, yes, there is an occasional spat now and again though when Ryke tells the girls to stop doing something annoying! He he he!! Love Chris

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by sebsews 30 Jan 2018

Wonderful pictures of a beautiful family. By the looks and smiles of all I know they will have a great school year. Hugs, Suzanna

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2018

I hope so Suzanna, they all love going to school. Love Chris

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by toogie 29 Jan 2018

Ryke is soon going to catch his mom, in height! The kids look excited and I hope all of their first day back went well. You have beautiful grandchildren! Of course they had to be, look at your children!-lol

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Jan 2018

Thanks Toogie, yes, the girls are very attractive and our son Ben is handsome too, it's just that he shaves his head now and has a full beard (with little patches of grey, te he he he) Ryke said he had a great day and was looking forward to tomorrow to really find out where his classes are etc. He got into the A stream, which we knew he would, as he's a very smart lad. Jason took him to a local computer shop this afternoon and got him a Hewlett Packard laptop (all children have to have one these days!!!!) which he has to take to school everyday and bring home everyday too. Times have changed haven't they?
I haven't heard yet as to how Ophelie went going into Year 2 and Ben's boy Cooper into Year 3. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 29 Jan 2018

My how time flies and how much they have all grown...they all look so happy and I am sure they are looking forward to getting back to school!

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Jan 2018

Hi Kim, yes, I can't believe that Ryke will be 12 in 6 days! They are a happy lot. Love Chris

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by 02kar Moderator 29 Jan 2018

They all look so happy. I hope they had a great day and the entire year is filled with great memories.

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jan 2018

Hi Karen, thanks so much. They are great kids and kudos to Dana and Jason on bringing them up so beautifully. It's so hard today with all the issues surrounding education. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 29 Jan 2018

My how fast they are all growing up!! Everyone looks very happy to be getting back to school - which is a good sign!! Thanks for sharing!

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jan 2018

Thanks Laura, yes, they are all looking forward to being back with all their friends - and it's so hot today. I don't reckon we should go back to school till at least the middle of February he he he!, but then it's hot in the summer here in Australia. Love Chris

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by cfidl 29 Jan 2018

Wow! They all are growing up so fast and beautifully.

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jan 2018

Thanks Chris, yes, they have a habit of doing that, don't they? Love Chris

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by graceandham 29 Jan 2018

They look great and, wow, is he suddenly very tall?

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jan 2018

Hi Betsey, yes, he's having a bit of a growth spurt. He will never be really tall as Jason (his Dad) is only about 5 foot 10". Dana is only a bit taller than me and I'm short!! Love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 29 Jan 2018

Great photos. Wishing the best for all of them.

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jan 2018

Thanks Jerrilyn, we hope they have a great year. Ryke's had his tonsils out during the school holidays here. (We have 6 weeks over the summer break). Dana and Jason also bought an investment property and have been working on that too, so this will be great getting back into a routine! That being said, I'm off to collect the girls from school today and Thursday and take them home. Ryke is walking home from school with some of his mates which would be a good 3 kilometres and in the heat at the moment, not very pleasant! Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 29 Jan 2018

Wishing them all a excellent new school year. Year 7 is such a change so good luck to Ryke and I hope he enjoys his new school and all the different challenges that it brings. Hope Dana enjoys the Year 6's

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jan 2018

Thanks Caroline. Yes, it's going to be a huge change for him. After always having just one teacher for the past 7 years he will now have multiple teachers per day. Dana is loving the challenge of being a Year 6 teacher. Her room looks amazing as she has a Flexible Learning room. We've given her our old blue lounge suite so the children can sit anywhere in the class. They don't have to sit at tables and chairs in line. Very forward thinking idea. She's a brilliant teacher and all the kids absolutely adore her. I'm so proud of her. Love Chris

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by shirley124 29 Jan 2018

Lovely photos. A exciting day for them all. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jan 2018

Hi Shirley, yes, it's an exciting time for Ryke particularly. I think he's a bit anxious and his little 'girlfriend' unfortunately is going to another school. He still has all his mates going with him to his High school though. Love Chris

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