Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Preschool Sewing

Today I'm going to Kindy B to do some sewing.  I made an electrical conduit and ebay connector version of the sewing table I saw at the  Kleas Blog

I like the Bayeux Tapestry - lots of boats and people

It's very long and tells the story of William the Conquerer-

Sunday, August 25, 2013


I'm sitting looking at talabudgerah creek.
Forgive the spelling but blogger doesn't know the word and nor do I.
We managed to leave on our holiday just before 4pm yesterday.
Good night in Celia's tent.  Up early and the girls are happily playing in  a playground.

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Toy

I have a new toy. It is a new phone. And I am testing writing a blog the voice response talk. I do have a slight problem because I do not know how to get it how to do punctuation. I am having some problems persuading it to understand some of the things I'm saying and it's just put in a contraction where I did not expect it.  I may have to read the manual.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday Story - Beavers and Unnoticable Girls

Both girls managed to be dressed and pack their clothes by dinner time today (with a few contretemps along the way) so they got to chose their stories - both were library books.

Rosie chose:
Maude The Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton by Lauren Child

I've liked all the  Lauren Child books I've read to the girls but I think this on was written for children a bit older and so it went over the heads of the girls a bit - but that's ok.  Callie said she didn't like the Tiger... Rosie said she liked the tiger because she has a tiger toy...

Callie chose:
If Beaver had a Fever by Helen Ketteman

Which was ok - a rhyming mother and child conversation book.

Sven's birthday tomorrow - will his present arrive in time - this and other mysteries to be discovered tomorrow...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Story

Today we had a shower when we got home from day care - which we try to do.  I say we because I get wet and have a shower while they are supposed to be getting dressed.  This time they spent so long playing instead of getting dressed that I set the timer - and they almost got dressed in time but were debating which pymama the other person could wear and missed out by seconds.  So I gave them a special second chance and set the timer again so they could choose clothes for tomorrow.  Which they missed out because they were discussing which socks they would choose - with child A choosing a selection for child B.  This took so long that they missed the timer again and so I got to choose the book for the night.

This was another library book:
This Morning Sam Went To Mars (a book about paying attention) by Nancy Carlson

Rosie said she chose this book because the cover was "So Pretty".  The girls both thought it was about space and said "We'll learn things about Space".  It was actually a book about a boy who keeps imagining things and keeps getting told to focus.  The girls said they both liked it - and they had just gotten their clothes ready so they could empathise with some of the solutions.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Story

One today because it was we'd had dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's and there is Kindy tomorrow.  Well officially it was because they didn't get dressed before the timer went. One of the library books:

Polar Opposites by Erik Brooks.

I liked this one because it part of the plot was that Polar Bears and Penguins live at different poles.  It makes me happy when childrens books don't enforce those common fallacies that get drummed into peoples heads - like dinosaurs and humans at the same time, polar bears and penguins playing together etc.  One might say it's just a children's story but I think there is a difference between talking chickens and telling children that  octopuses have 9 babies through a live birth rather than laying hundreds of eggs. (recent cartoon bugbear).  I'm ok with fairies and Santa and gnomes in stories but I'm not ok with polar bears and penguins living at the north pole together.  So I like this book.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Stories

After an exciting day where they attended a mermaid birthday party with a spectacular mermaid cake, we started the new library books with a fairy day.

The A to Z of Fairies by Caroline Stills

The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

The girls are so young they don't even know who Julie Andrews IS.