Archive for August, 2013

Wearing water

August 31, 2013

At breakfast this morning the waitress accidentally dropped iced water all over me.

After getting over the initial shock (it was really cold) they dried me off and I was over it.

After getting over the initial shock (it was really cold) they dried me off and within minutes I was totally over it.

And then gave me a BIG piece of French Toast and maple syrup.  My usual scrambled eggs were pushed to one side now I know how the French make their toast.

But then they gave me a BIG piece of French Toast and maple syrup with my usual scrambled eggs.  I tell you, Mum’s been ordering me the wrong thing all this time – now that I know how those French guys cook their toast.

By Rafa.

Work and reward

August 30, 2013
I didn't think I was going to spend the morning off from the office (teacher's only day) doing chores.

I didn’t think I was going to spend my morning off doing chores (it’s teacher’s only day).

But we were nicely rewarded with a trip to Munchkin Playland.

But we were nicely rewarded with a trip to Munchkin Playland.

Where we had lunch.

Where we had lunch.

And put a few smurfs on the grill.

And put a few smurfs on the grill.

By Ana.

 

 

 

 

Mismatched

August 29, 2013

We were going to get Papi to dress us for our office fun day since the theme is mismatched.  But he left for work early this morning so we had to go it alone.

We were just going to get Papi to dress us today but he left for work early so we dressed ourselves.  I had one pony and one plait.  We both had one sandal and one running shoe and our colours and patterns just weren't right.

One sandal, one shoe.  Colours and patterns that should never be seen together and to top it all off, a plait on my left side and a pony on my right.

Rafa was thrilled that we’re having Friday Fun Day on a Thursday because since he doesn’t go to the office on Friday this was his first one! (It’s supervisors only day at the office tomorrow so we’re starting our weekend early).

By Ana.

I can make movies too!

August 28, 2013

I can make movies too!  Check mine out:

I love it.  I’ve watched it again and again and again and it makes me laugh every time.

By Rafa.

Goldilocks and the three bears

August 27, 2013

My own version of events:

By Ana.

Cats and balloons

August 26, 2013
We've been feeding our neighbour's cats whilst they've been away on vacation.

We’ve been feeding our neighbour’s cats whilst they’ve been away on vacation.

They've been a bit hard to get to know.

I think we like them more than they like us.

And cuddles have been elusive.

Cuddles (part of the job description) have been elusive.

Fortunately the thank you balloons they left for us were easier to catch.

Fortunately the thank you balloons their family left for us were easier to catch.

 

 

 

Corn and peaches

August 25, 2013
It's corn and peach festival time at Lee Farms in Tualitin.

It’s corn and peach festival time at Lee Farms.

Ana made friends with a donkey.

Ana made friends with a donkey.

Whilst I chatted up some chicks.

Whilst I chatted up some chicks.

We chose the bounce pillow over the bounce castle.

We chose the bounce pillow over the bounce castle.

Because it was so BIG!

Because it was so BIG!

When it started to rain we took cover in the hay ride.

When it started to rain we took cover in the hay ride.

It was still raining when we got back from the ride so we went inside for peach cobler.

It was still raining when we got back from the ride so we went inside for peach cobler.

Not that I minded.

Not that anyone minded.

We were at Lee Farms in Tualatin.

By Rafa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The office? On a Saturday?

August 24, 2013

How strange to be at the office on a Saturday!  I had to look after Rafa since all the kids were in my room but once he saw where our balls were he was fine.

Rafa, me and a few of our colleagues spent Saturday at the office.  We were altogether in my room so I showed Rafa around.

Mum and Papi were outside building our new play area.

Mum and Papi were at the office too.  But they were outside building our new play area.

Mum's team had the slide, chin up bar and peddle bar assembled, bolted and cemented in place within a few hours.

Mum’s team had the slide, chin up and peddle bar assembled, bolted and cemented in place within a few hours.

Meanwhile, Papi's team were having a few problems.  The right instructions and hardware kit would have helped!

Meanwhile, Papi’s team were having a few problems. The right instructions and hardware kit would have helped!

There was more measuring, holding, bolting, cementing and gravel put down after lunch.

We noticed there was coffee, donuts and pizza out there.  Hey!  Where’s our donuts?

And finally, after many more hours of measuring, holding, bolting, cementing and putting gravel down the new playground was taking shape.

Finally, after many more hours of measuring, lifting, assembling, bolting, cementing and shovelling the new playground was taking shape.

Rafa and I were certainly impressed.  I hope they can we can give it a test spin on Monday.

Rafa and I were certainly impressed. I can’t wait to get on it on Monday.

By Ana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polka dots

August 23, 2013

 

The biggest pest

August 22, 2013

I thought it was a baby brother’s right to claim the title of biggest pest of the household.  Apparently, I was wrong.

Ana has been chasing me all over the house trying to crown me.

Ana has been chasing me all over the house trying to crown me.

Finally she got me.  I'm officially Prince Rafa.

Finally she got me (those wings gave her the advantage). I’m officially Prince Rafa.

I mean, really?!?

Huh. Prince Rafa?  I mean, really?!?

By Rafa.  The second biggest pest in the house.