Saturday, February 26, 2011

A little gift

This weekend a very sweet little girl we know will be turning 3. The boys helped me put together a small gift for her.
An Aussie Mum made pencil case with her initials, a coloring book and crayons, some rascal made wrapping paper and a Junior made card. Hope she enjoys it.

Grateful for a cool change

With no let up in Perth's hot humid weather, I'm very grateful for a short break to cooler climes.
This is the first time the boys have been in long PJ's for months and we are all enjoying a cool change. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
For more weekend grateful pop over to Maxabella and tell us what you are grateful for.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Happy Rascal

Scratch foam prints

Now that Junior is at school full time we don't find so much time for arts and crafts but last weekend while his brothers napped we did a little print making. I have been collecting any Styrofoam trays that come our way (which has taken a while because we don't get them very often).
I trimmed the trays so they were nice and flat and then Junior scratched some pictures into the foam with a blunt pencil. We then rolled some paint onto the stencil using a sponge roller and printed away.
Being a typical boy he drew a robot, a rocket and a dinosaur.
What art projects have you been tackling this week. “Come over and play at the Childhood 101We Play link up”

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rascal in the Kitchen

I used to cook a lot with Junior when he was a toddler but I haven't been cooking very much with the boys lately because with two enthusiastic helps things can get a little out of hand.
Now that Junior has started Preschool, Rascal and I get a bit more one-on-one time so this morning we finally got around to making a little morning treat together. I must admit I opted for very simple no-cook chocolate balls but he loved helping with the mixing (and tasting) and wearing Juniors apron for the task.
What simple recipes do you share with 2 year olds? “Come over and play at the Childhood 101We Play link up”

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines

This weekend Junior and I had some fun making a couple of valentines day gifts.
Some love rocks ...
and some heart shaped stamps to make a card for Aussie Dad ... Hope you have a lovely Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Two Wheels

Last weekend Aussie Dad took the trainer-wheels of Juniors bike. We have been meaning to do it for weeks but time has just got away from us.
Apart for the occasional little stack there is no stopping him now and it is hard to get a photo because he is always on the move. Well done my boy - you are growing up so fast.

Family, friends and neighbours

This weekend I'm grateful for my sweet little family (they have been drive me nuts all week but I couldn't be without them);
for friend to share the beach with;
and for lovely new neighbours who invited Junior to a birthday party today - he was sooo excited!

For more weekend grateful pop over to Maxabella and tell us what you are grateful for.

Monday, February 7, 2011

We Play with Dinosaurs

For a while now I have wanted a low table with a lip around it like this one I saw at Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning. This weekend Aussie Dad found the time to make a little table top with a wooden frame around it so I tried it out by setting out a few toy dinosaurs with some pebbles and greenery.Rascal played with it for a little while pretending the dinosaurs were eating the trees but then he wandered off to play with something else.Then Junior discovered it and spent ages gathering greenery from the garden and making little nests, caves and dens for the dinosaurs.I was surprised how long he played with it so I think I will try it again with some different figures or perhaps toy cars next time.What have your children been play with this week? “Come over and play at the Childhood 101We Play link up”

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Weekend Grateful

This weekend I'm grateful for Leyton Dog Beach where I had a lovely walk this morning with all my boys and our dog (sorry forgot the camera); for summer berries which Rascal is just loving; and for the Spotlight sale - I went to buy some denim to make Hubby a bag and came home with these delightful fabric instead! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. For more weekend grateful pop over to Maxabella and tell us what you are grateful for.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

First Day

Today was Juniors first day of Preschool. I can't believe my baby is a big school boy already. He seemed to love it so fingers crossed it stays that way.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Teething

Puggle has just cut his first tooth and boy have we had a week of dribbling, gnawing, grizzling and restlessness. My poor little guy has not been enjoying it much!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Joy of Honey

Perhaps we have read too much Winnie the Pooh to Junior, but for some reason he just loves honey. He would quite happily eat honey sandwiches for dinner if I let him. For the past month he has been asking to make Honey Crackles (Honey Joys). Today we finally got around to it. I used this recipe from the Women's Weekly Kids' Perfect Party book. Not the healthiest of afternoon snacks but its nice to have a little honey goodness every now and again.