Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Too much Thomas?

LS (holding a remote control): Is this a fat controller?


Tuesday, November 22, 2011


There's a conversation going on outside just now:

LS: Daddy's gone to work.  Mummies don't go to work.
BB: Some Mummies do, but not our Mummy.
LS: Mummy go work in da office
BB: but she doesn't go anywhere to work
LS: yeah.  Mummies don't go to work.
BB: Some Mummies do though.  Gran goes to work.
LS: Gran's not a mummy.
BB: Yes she is.   Well she was when Daddy was a baby and a boy.  That's before you were even born.
LS: (shocked tones) NO!
BB: it's true.  Daddy was a little boy one day, and that was before we were born.
LS: Is Gran Daddy's mummy?
BB: She is.  Amazing, isn't it!
LS: yeah!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Snail Discovery

Today we found some snails in the garden and decided to have a closer look.  By putting them on the window we could look at them from all angles.

After close examinations we returned then to the garden where they made themselves scarce remarkably quickly.  

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Birthday Party

Big Brother enjoyed his birthday party today, the gymnastics party he's been hoping for since he turned three.  The Christchurch School of Gymnastics is a little worse for wear after the earthquakes, but they're carrying on as much as possible, and hosted us today.  The kids enjoyed the trampoline, beams, bars and (of course) the foam pit.  Lots of smiles and everyone seemed to be happy and having a good time.

Far too much sugar was ingested afterwards, not the least of which came from gymnastics themed six layers of gluten and dairy free rainbow coloured pound cake with an awful lot of icing on it.  Yum!

I had fun making this one... but it took a while!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Growing Up

Tomorrow Big Brother turns five... and does not start school.  I'm still having mixed feelings - I know it'd be a bad idea to send him, but I also feel like he's missing out on something.

Anyway... here's my baby boy in his last photo as a four year old.

And when he gets up tomorrow he'll be greeted by this:
In the parcel is Four "Life of Fred" maths books (apples, butterflies, cats and dogs) and a Geopuzzle (Europe).

Little Sister has a parcel tucked away for him with books and a game.  

Here's the first cake... the one for tomorrow night
As requested - a pink five with spots.  

Happy Birthday, Big Brother!

That's a Good Idea

We've been heading down to the local school after the school day finishes to let BB practice his bike riding in wide open spaces.  We also like to play on the letters and numbers painted on the ground outside the classroom.  BB likes me to give him words to spell and he jumps on the letters.  I asked him to spell "light", then "delight"... oh, that has a prefix, he says.  Then I asked him to spell "delightful".  Yay, a suffix AND a prefix he yells.  At this point a head pops out of a classroom.  And the following conversation happened:

Teacher: hello, are you visiting us?
BB: yes, I'm riding my bike on TWO wheels, and spelling some words
Teacher: how old are you?
BB: I'm nearly five!
T: will you be in my class soon?
BB: oh no, I'm going to be homeschooled
T: (looks at me) that sounds like a good idea.