Easterfest, April 2009
The skies remained grey on Sunday, but it didn't rain. Although there was a bit of rain over the weekend, it didn't affect the performances and during the open-air concerts, God held back the rain.

The church service was packed on Sunday morning, so we spent the time in a café, chatting with the Ps about theological issues and strategies for raising children. In the past we have really admired the Ps’ parenting style, and it was good to catch up with them — now that their children are older — and see what they’ve learned over the intervening years.

Easterfest, April 2009
We also caught Nainby's main gig. Tim (on the left) was at our last (quite conservative) church, and I still wonder if his parents know what kind of music their son plays.

Around noon, we found ourselves on the grandstands watching crazy young men on very small bicycles. Although the BMX crowd was not our culture, we could appreciate the organisers who are dedicated to pursuing the sport and passionately speaking about Jesus to the youth who hang out at skate and bike parks.

Easterfest, April 2009

Easterfest, April 2009

Easterfest, April 2009

After catching one more Paul Colman gig (he performed alone with just his guitar), David and I decided it was time to head home. Easterfest wasn’t over yet, but we were done. We had a fantastic time, but we missed our girls and wanted to get back and play with them before dinnertime.

We arrived back at about 5 pm. The girls were so engrossed in their game that they didn’t notice our arrival. They were a bit lukewarm about our arrival, especially Calista, who only wanted Manou or David.

It wasn’t until after tea that things were back to normal. I had all three playing on and around me, whispering secrets in my ear: “Brioni is not sharing” from Aisha and “I love you” from Brioni. Cali was “kissing” me and climbing onto me as I tickled and teased her. Then all three were in the bath and quickly to bed as I jumped onto the computer to update the blog.

It’s good to be home.