Xander’s 7th Birthday Party

On 16 June 2012 Xander had his Ninja Themed  seventh birthday Party. It was held at  Kids Grand Prix at the Glen Garry Shopping Center in Brackenfell.

Ninja figurines
Party box
Ninja Stars



The party was kicked off with a puppet show at the “Royal Puppet Theater and then a magic show. My first thoughts was that the kids will get bored with the puppet show but to my surprise they really enjoyed it. Some of the kids did enjoy the magic show and some “clever” kids could not be fooled…

Puppet Show

Magic Show

Then it was time to sing to the birthday boy and enjoy the treats in their party boxes.

Blowing out my candles.


After everyone had build up enough energy they went on to fun part of the party.

There were these following activities:


Indoor Go-Karts

Making sure the helmet is on right. Safety first
Go-Karts are for boys and girls…

Wiggle Waggle Cars:

Wiggle Waggle cars with mini ramp.
Wheeee down I go…
Oooh it’s fun….

Jumping Castle:

Jumping Castle
Jumping Castle
Always fun
After all it is a Ninja party…
Up Up and away…



Zippy Pets:

Zippy Pets
Mommy looks like she is enjoying it much more…

Cash Cage:

Cash Cage

Mommy was a bit nervous in the beginning.

And Mommy is also playing along

My Favorite game of the day.

The Cash Cage was by far the most popular game of the day. The children really enjoyed catching that fake money….

Cycle Tour 2012: First Puppet show for the road.

As you will see on my Project 365 photo a day I already posted 2 photo’s of the children enjoying the puppet show.

Erica Crous and Hester Bussio is part of the Victim Support Unit at Brackenfell SAPS. They go from school to school and hold puppet shows for the little ones to convey a very important message.  One that you don’t go with strangers or take anything from them.  You also don’t  go into the streets without telling your parents were you are of to and that it is better to walk in groups than alone.They also learn the kids the emergency number off the SAPS.

Kids are very naive and they trust easily. With the help of the puppets they tell a story to the little ones and teach them these few simple rules and I must say the kids love every second of it. If you look at the photo’s you will see how involved they get  in the story. Just to make sure the kids did listen and understood the message they ask them questions and if they are correct the get a little reward.

Here are just a few of the photo’s I took yesterday morning.

Erica Cook
Hester Bussio












Project 365 Photo a day: 365/34

Today was hectic.  Hubby went to work early so that he could tie up sum lose ends and pick up some of the supplies for the Cycle tour next week. I also got up early to take the boys to school. Then I headed back home to get my camera gear ready for the first show of the cycle tour.

The ladies of  Brackenfell Police station’s victim support team  had their first Puppet show for the Cycle Tour at Fanie Theron Primary School in Kraaifontein. It was a huge success. What Erica and Hester teaches the little ones through a puppet show is that you do not trust strangers and even if they tell them your name they are not your friend and you do not know them. They also teach the little ones that and you must under no circumstances  get into a car with them or take sweets or cool drink from a stranger.  They also teach the children that their body are theirs and no one are allowed to touch it without your permission.

The little ones really get so involved in the puppet show and the expressions on those little faces are priceless.

The children of Fanie Theron Primary School enjoying the Puppet Show
This little girls really enjoyed the puppet show. They got angry, sad and happy with the puppets. Priceless