13-08-2009 15:27 hour

Dear Leigh, I feel overwhelmed reading today's incidents, and I'm not there going through it so you must be beside yourself. I hope it is reassuring for you when the doctors say that they all go through it and come out the otherside. Hold onto that with all your might. Focus on the positive. Its all very well me saying that way up here but I am thinking of you and sending lots of strength. Brenda  

12-08-2009 20:52 hour

Hi Rory, today Rueben and Ethan got pet lambs to rear for Calf club day. They spent all afternoon with them in their new home (lambs homes that is although you would think that the boys wanted to move in there with them). The lambs are part of a triplet set of boys so its kind of nice that they too are brothers. Don't know how the boys will be in the morning when they have to get up a bit extra early to feed them before school. Rueben picked daffodils to decorate their homes! Anyway, sounds like you had an adventurous day and your doing school work too, good on you!! Can't wait to read what exciting things you do tomorrow. Lots of warm fuzzies. Brenda 

12-08-2009 20:51 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

KiaOra!! Yes this is the second entry for today!!  Kody was a bit quiet this evening and after a few questions it came out that he snapped his Rory Band!!! In half!!!!!!  I tell ya I was not too happy!  So will be purchasing another one tomorrow...with strict instructions on how to treat it!! 
I wonder what you will both get up to tomorrow?? I just loved the photos of the day old bunnies and the Pukehos took my breath away.  Take Care  and Leigh I bet you will sleep like a baby tonight and maybe have some sore arms tomorrow?? ...Hope Not!.... Lots of love from The Johnstons  xxxxx 

12-08-2009 18:00 hour
Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham ( Gold Coast , Australia )

Hey Rors - wow you are escaping to same cool places.  The one week on bunnies look really cute - did you want to take one with you??  I don't know about you but that Illama looked like it was gearing up to spit at the camera!!  Take care and lots of love - Auntie Teri and Uncle Graham - xxxx

12-08-2009 16:59 hour
Jeni Gorrie ( Dargaville , NZ )

Hi there, I had to look really hard at the screen just a moment ago because a nice looking young man popped up and it wasn't you Rory!! I haven't looked at your site for 2 days because our computer has been off. I'm so used to typing in your name that I didn't even think about it. Anyway it was the other Rory Gardiner, then I read that he's been in touch with you...COOOL.
We got our wristbands today and Caid said to tell you that he reckons they're cool as. Thinking of you and your family, as usual, and hoping you're managing to eat and smile in between the bad bits. Lots of Love and warm thoughts, the Gorries.           P.S Trudi's messages crack me up, she should write a childrens story book don't you think!

12-08-2009 10:47 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville Town Library! )

Hey there rory and Leigh, Well I am supposed to be packing and sorting everything that we need for our holiday to the snow but I couldn't resist stopping in to visit the lovely ladies at work and jumping on the internet to check up on your adventures!  Korie would have totally loved seeing all thoes crystals in the underground cave, what a beautiful experience!  Leigh I admire your dedication to giving Rory real life experiences and through this educting him.  I find myself drawn to you and your write ups for inspiration and reminders of what is important as we all travel our own journeys.  My plan is to live in the moment this week as we have our first experience in the snow with Korie.  Hope you are keeping well and look forward to catching up some time in the near future.  Hugs and kisses to you both, Kathryn xoxoxo

12-08-2009 10:25 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville (Nanas Shop!) , New Zealand )

Good Morning to you!  I always enjoying catching up with what you have been up to, you always seem to do such amazing things...and manage to catch some nice moments on camera! (I forgot to take any photos of Bens 5th Birthday!!!) Thanks for the Star Wars lesson Leigh...your not going to make me sit through a marathon Star Wars movie catch up are you??  Hope all is going well today.  Kody was not very happy with Bens little message the other day it caused a bit of an uproar in our house!!! Take care You are doing an amazing job so keep up the good work!!! xxxxxx

12-08-2009 07:52 hour
Whaea Danielle ( DPS )

Leigh each experience you give Rory is education and learning orientated. He is rich with the knowledge of the natural world and his understanding of the basics is sound. Don't for one minute worry about his educational needs - we can deal with that later. What he does each day with you or Sean is the true teachings of life and love. 

11-08-2009 21:17 hour
julie josh mitch zane williams ( Whangarei )

We all are proudly wearing our kia kaha Rory wrist bands. Better organise some more for whangarei cos once the kids in my class see them tomorrow they'll all want them too! Be brave Leigh and Rory - we are all sending good vibes your way.

11-08-2009 12:28 hour

Hi Rory, I hope today is better for you. It is good that you are getting out and about. It is sunny here today but it is still cold if you are not in the sun. Your exercises that you have to do sound like you are training to be an astronaut!! Maybe you could get a head start on the other NASA trainees!! Keep up the good work little man. Thinking of you all. Brenda