Monday, 23 July 2007
Friday, 20 July 2007
And, here are the gingerbread men we made today. Thomas decorated these himself, patiently lining up chocolate buttons. He wanted one to look like "Gingy" from Shrek ("No! Not the gum drop buttons!")
Tom Ted (Turtle's teddy) is ready to go. Someone needs to tell him that it is not winter in Norway and that he should swap the fleece hat for his Speedo's
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Monday, 16 July 2007
This is the story of the mother and toddler who were thrown off a flight in Houston.....
I don't know if this is the full story, but it is a jaw-dropper! My first impression after reading this story is that this flight attendant should seek employment away from airtravel, and possibly from the service industry altogether....
Reading it made me feel ever so slightly nervous about travelling with my 3 little darlings next week when we go to Norway. Thankfully we are not flying Continental Airlines, so maybe we'll be ok, but ... if next week's blog entries are from Hong Kong or Kazakhstan, you'll know what happened :)
Sunday, 15 July 2007
At the Carrington field. Doodlebug played defense this game and did a stirling job of keeping the ball away from the goal.
He earned "Player of the Game" for his efforts.
Posing with him is Best Buddy since Kindy, soccer teammate, fellow bookworm and Nintendo fan
Here is Turtle in action in his U7 Small Side Game.
He was enthusiastic in all his efforts and was rewarded.
Both boys received their "Player of the game" trophies on the same Saturday. The trophies were proudly displayed on the shelf for a week until the next game.
Both were kitted out in new elbow and kneepads and looked very cool.
Just 6 laps around the track makes for a very good night's sleep.....
Little Possum wanted to follow her brothers down the track but we managed to persuade her that bikes with training wheels were not allowed so she found a place to make some great mud instead. Happiness all around.
Turtle in the lead with Doodlebug close behind.
Turtle just zoomed around but is thankfully unsuccessful at the jumps still....
Thursday, 12 July 2007
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
I don't know whether the USS Kitty Hawk provided the inspiration for the Lego helipad and the airplane and landing strip. All those red pieces around the H were perfectly fitted togeterh like a puzzle. Methodical little mind he has, our Turtle.
Doodlebug just spent 2 half days at a holiday activity learning about Egyptian mythology. He now knows more about the ancient gods of Egypt than I do (not difficult since I have a scant knowledge in this area). Part of their workshop was to make these amulets. From top left:
Ankh (Granting life. All the gods carry it, and suffusing someone with life-force is represented by presenting an Ankh to their mouth),
Scarab beetle (the scarab had the power of seemingly giving new life from nothing but itself, and due to its habit of pushing dung balls was the symbol of the invisible power of creation which propels the sun through the skies)
The eye of Horus (Brings the blessings of strength, vigour, protection, safety, good health.... ). I have been educated....
Thursday, 5 July 2007
Great cast including a surprising performance by Lisa McCune. I have only seen her in TV dramas and I must admit I had thought she was just another soapie actress. But , she shined in this production.... comedy talent and a wonderful singing voice as well. I will see her in a different light from now. The show also featured Magda Szubanski but she does not need any further introduction except to say she was on good form!
Sunday, 1 July 2007
Turtle made a spaceship out of a cardboard box and I just love the details he put in like dials/buttons/knobs and a steering wheel.
I am glad he is still finding amusement in a box!