Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
forts made, plans whispered... ready attack, the boys against daddy.
daddy 2 boys nil.
plans re whispered, forts drawn closer ready attack, this time with water squirters and noodles !!!
result:: daddy with drew from play. therefore 2 little boys won !!!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
after years of trying i have finally successfully grown tomatoes.
in my family we always had prolific vegetable gardens. there was always a healthy competition between mum and grandpa as to who had the first ripe tomato. Grandpa always had one by the 1st December !! so i have finally done it.
admittedly they are cherry ones, but at least they have ripened. i have picked them and am looking forward to using them in a salad tonight.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
today's the last day of my holidays and we seem to have had the most productive day of the last 6 weeks !!!
we started off this morning with a science experiment... an erupting volcano with bicarb and vinegar.
the boys thought it was great fun and as Archie said "wow that's awesome"
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
this year i have taken on the role of secretary on the Kindergarten Committee.
over the holidays i have had to collect the mail from the post box. the boys have enjoyed this job and have been talking about letters, Posties and delivering mail.
this morning Hugo asked if we could write some letters. so we spent the morning creating a letter box, writing mail, creating letter boxes for the mail to be delivered in and then i decorated some calico bags for the "posties" to deliver the mail in.
we have had so much fun today, writing letters to each other, drawing pictures and role playing together.
Monday, January 24, 2011
the year is underway, holidays are nearly over and i am back to work on Thursday.
its a balance to create time to relax, share and enjoy the company of my boys as well as get all the things done i need to during the week.
today we stopped and took the time to bake.
firstly a banana cake from this book i got for Christmas.
after a discussion in October with my cousin about the new trend of macaroons, i finally got round to making some. i think the mixture was a little thick, i achieved the "foot" that is the desired effect at the bottom, but the tops were too pointed.. i will try again, but we all gobbled them up.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
walking through in ankle deep water in the dark with torches. feeling like explorers.
finding little "shelves" and "nooks" in the rock walls of the tunnel.
marvelling at the coolness of underground.
finding an oasis at the other end.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
over the weekend we went to a part of Sheepyard flat, called tunnel bend. the weather was beautiful and hot, perfect camping weather. we spent most of our days on the banks of the river.
::sitting quietly listening to the sound of the Howqua River
::braving the initial cold shock and enjoying the water
::taking the time to sit and watch the water
::feeling its calmness wash over us
::enjoying the company of like minded friends