Sunday, 25 September 2011

Party time

After the warmest welcome in the world on Friday, it was party time yesterday.
Our VIP guests were our family's very good friends and sponsors Agnes and Brian Crighton and Jackie Fineman and her daughter Emma.
Agnes and Brian sponsor baby Harry who they first met last year while Jackie and her family sponsor Charity and Stevie, who they were meeting for the very first time.
Our kids , all wearing their Happy House tee-shirts, were there to greet them and ready to party. The flags flying in the banda, the cakes baked in the kitchen and Evans assigned to the task of do.
Listening to the kids singing is always emotional and all our visitors were on the edge of tears.
All our sponsors are family to our children and we want them to know how very welcome they are when they travel so far, and at such expense, to visit us.
Jackie, Agnes and I were given the impossible task of judging the dance competition… now we know how it must feel to be XFactor judges!
All the kids are so talented and natural dancers, but of course there could only be one winner of every category and learning to lose gracefully is a lesson in life we all must learn.
Our kids are so generous and good natured that they all took in good fun, crowding round congratulating the winners!
Then it was time for us all to get up and join in the party, eating cake made by cook Roger, and dancing. The kids dissolved in fits of giggles at our efforts as we wiggled our hips  alongside the gardeners, kitchen staff, teachers, mums, Papa Dave and Mama Sue!
What fun we all had. Thank you, our Happy House kids!