Archive for September, 2010

Cheer up flower

September 20, 2010

Mum bought me a bendy balloon flower to cheer up me up since I’m still in quarantine.  I thought it looked good enough to eat.  Mum said that it’s fortunate that I don’t have teeth yet.

Pinetarsol bath

September 19, 2010

The doctor suggested I should bathe in Pinetarsol to stop my spots getting itchy.  It was a bit smelly but my ducks didn’t mind.

A chicken has given me her spots

September 18, 2010

We’ve just got back from the hospital and the doctors told me that I have caught chicken’s spots which explains why I haven’t been feeling very well.  I have no idea where I got them from though because I haven’t seen any chickens in a long time.  Papi assures me that as long as I don’t start clucking like a chicken, I’ll be just fine.

Afternoon tea

September 17, 2010

I thought I was supposed to eat the plate.  I didn’t realise the apple slices would be tastier.

My clever abuela

September 16, 2010

My Kiwi abuela (grandma) made this giraffe cake for a one year old’s birthday party.  Isn’t it amazing?  I love her banana lolly horns and chocolate hail spots and her big gum drop eyes with long fluttering chocolate eyelashes.  And this giraffe clearly has good taste because she’s eating mint leaf lollies!  Mum, can we please go to New Zealand on my birthday so abuela can make me a birthday cake?  Pleeeeeease?

Smile button

September 15, 2010

Mum has found my smile button.  But you have to say “beep beep” when you press it or it doesn’t work.

Wanna swap?

September 14, 2010

Every night before I sleep my Mum and I snuggle into the spare bed and read together.   We’ve now been through our big pile of books so many times we can recite most of our stories word for word.  So we had an idea!  Is anyone interested in a book swap?  We’ll send you a copy of the New Zealand classic ‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’ and you can send us a good book in return.  The book doesn’t have to be new, just  something you think we’ll enjoy.

Tonight we were reading the Spanish version of 'Where The Wild Things Are'

Playing ball

September 13, 2010

game on


...score! Too quick for Papi to see coming!

This is what happens when it’s my Papi’s turn to dress me

September 12, 2010

Pants pulled up to my armpits, tucked into my green and purple striped socks, topped off with my hat on inside out!  Just luv-ly.

The home of lamingtons

September 11, 2010

We went to a great exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane where they have copied photos of Brisbane from 100 years ago on scannable slides so visitors can decide what goes on the big screen.  In some of the photos the people were dressed in very funny clothing!  My favourite photos were of places that I could recognise, like this one of Government House taken in 1908.  I also found out that in the 1890s Lord Lamington lived there and his cook created the first lamington!  (For non Australians who don’t know what this Aussie icon is, click here)