Sunday, 30 March 2008
Saturday, 29 March 2008
So, Turtwig requested that Turtle design him a house. Turtle gladly took on the task, drew a house that MOTH helped to turn into proper plans using ruler, protractor and compass (Turtle had a great maths lesson in calculating angles etc). A trip to Bunning's followed in order to get the materials and colours worthy of Turtwig. A day in the shed using MOTH's new jigsaw, Turtle's new tool belt and some pots of paint resulted in a beautiful new home for Turtwig.
He is very happy and is hoping to feature in Pokemon Better Homes and Gardens.
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
Not that the boys will be fooled. .. A few months ago Turtle announced that the Easter Bunny doesn't exist, and he knew this because Doodlebug had informed him that Daddy had been spotted early in the morning putting eggs around the garden, and besides everyone knows that rabbits don't lay eggs. Not even the sultanas I left on the doorstep and the driveway had them fooled.... Doodlebug said "they're not rabbit poop, they're sultanas!" and he proceded to eat one. He should be glad he was right, I suppose :)
LP still enjoys living the dream though, so we will have a hunt around the garden.
The selection of words fascinate me. "mud" and "trenches" feature strongly, as do "accidental", "children" and "trampoline". Quite funny, really. It' ll be interesting to see how the cloud changes if I try it again in 6 months. Mud will probably still feature....
Monday, 17 March 2008
Then she said "I know what colour J's box is". MOTH and I looked at each other, and I am sure my face mirrored his in looking stunned. If you are wondering why..... we have just completed cricket season, and a box is the plastic shield used by the boys to protect their Bits, so this is what first came to mind..
MOTH - "box?!"
LP: "yes, he has a blue lunch box".......
she looked a little surprised that this revelation would elicit a huge bellylaugh from her parents. We did not enlighten her.
Thursday, 13 March 2008
Monday, 10 March 2008
We have a little author in the family. I rediscovered this piece of literary excellence the other day when I was cleaning out my deskspace. LP wrote this story around Christmas time, it's a story of a little kitten who was scared by a dog, hid in her basket, and then the mummy cat came and scared the dog away so all is good....
I particularly enjoyed the illustrations.
Friday, 7 March 2008
Our accidental garden is growing among the camelias at the top of the garden, this is where we dig in the debris from cleaning out the guinea pig hutches. So our tomato plant grew from recycled seeds that were planted encased in their own little pods of fertiliser.... LP is tickled pink by this plant because one of her favourite books is Moya Simons' "My Amazing Poo Plant"
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Saturday, 1 March 2008
Within hours the concrete driveway and the lawn to one side of it had been transformed. And then as luck would have it, we had a torrential downpour of rain, making a lovely pool of mud right at our doorstep.
I guess I'm a little oppositional too, because I let the kids in to make mudpies on the strict condition they did not climb over the mounds of dirt.
I obviously hadn't been specific enough as LP decided the trench between the mounds were not covered by the agreement and was therefore not off limits. Her talent for finding loopholes would be put to good use as a lawyer... (or politics?....)
On day 2 most of the water had drained out, and we had some lovely clay to work with......
By the way..... did I mention that the rest of the landscaping will still happen on the scheduled day? Let's see, that's 11 more days of trench warfare....