Archive for October, 2013

Halloween and the pirates

October 31, 2013

The long anticipated wait for Halloween is finally over.

I was so excited to be my idol, Izzy.  I even had REAL pixie dust.

I was so excited to be my idol, Izzy. I even had REAL pixie dust.

An aside: for those who aren't familiar with Izzy, she's the girl pirate from Jake and The Neverland Pirates.

An aside: for those who aren’t familiar with Izzy, she’s the girl pirate from Jake and The Neverland Pirates.  Don’t we look alike?

The office today was one big Halloween party, we even had a parade.

Oh look, another pirate.

Oh look, another pirate.

and another!

and another!

When we got home we all set sail across the nearby seas.

There wasn't much wind for our sail so thank goodness Captain Papi was there with his hook!

There wasn’t much wind for our sail so thank goodness Captain Papi was there with his hook!

When we got a treat we put it in our treasure chest and gave them a secret pirate scroll in return.

When we got a treat we put it in our treasure chest for safe keeping and gave them a secret pirate scroll in return.

We visited lots of spooky places.

We visited lots of spooky places.

And met lots of interesting folk.

And met lots of interesting folk.

We even encountered a spot of danger like the skull who almost bit my fingers off!

We even encountered a spot of danger like the skull who almost bit my fingers off!

It was dark by the time we finished our adventure.  Then it was home to hand candy out to other trick or treaters!

It was dark by the time we finished our adventure. Then it was time for the littlest pirate to go to bed and us two girl pirates handed candy out to other trick or treaters!

Happy Halloween!  By Izzy and the pirates.

I’m asleep

October 30, 2013

I was asleep by 7:30 without too much fuss tonight.

Although neither Mum nor I are sure who was victorious in the battle of bedtime

Although that doesn’t make Mum tonight’s victor in the bedtime battle.

By Rafa.

When Papi’s away…

October 29, 2013
I like to move into Papi's side of the bed.

I like to move in.

How many more sleeps until you’re back, Papi?

By Goldilocks.

Highchairs are for babies

October 28, 2013
and I'm not a baby anymore!

and I’m not a baby anymore!

Although Mum and I frequently debate if bibs are for babies AND toddlers.

Although Mum and I frequently debate over bibs.  I think they’re just for babies too.

By Rafa.

 

Pumpkin dramas

October 27, 2013

We decorated our pumpkins this year (instead of carving them) because my office is holding a big pumpkin decorating competition which starts tomorrow.  The sign reads “Pumpkin Decorating Competition” “Decorate with whatever you want” “Bring your pumpkins in on Monday”.  So enthusiastically, we created our elephant, pirate and princess.  What wasn’t clear (to Mum anyway) was that there were a stack of photocopied A4 pumpkins on the counter above the sign and the decorating a pumpkin competition is for paper pumpkins only!  So, here we go again….

This time I got to use the glue since it was the regular paper stuff not the hot gun.

This time I got to do all the gluing since we didn’t need the hot gun.

And spraying silly string onto the playroom windows to use as the pumpkin's hair I reckon was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

And spraying silly string onto the playroom windows to make the pumpkin’s hair I reckon was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Meanwhile, we’ve had a few additional pumpkin dramas with the original three:  Last night the elephant took pride of place on my chest of drawers for the night and I was being really, really good about not touching him because I knew he was fragile.  But then when I woke up in the middle of the night and decided to join Mum in her bed, I thought he might be lonely by himself so I took him with me.  By morning he’d already lost two legs and his tail.

Now he only has two legs and no tail.

I had some explaining to do.

And then to top it all off:

The princess and the pirate have been spending too much time together and now the princess is a bad witch.

The princess and the pirate have been spending too much time together and now the princess is a bad witch.

Oh I hope decorating for Christmas will be less complicated.

By Ana.

 

 

 

Gotta love family days

October 26, 2013

Family days are my favourite two days of the week.  Today: soccer, haircuts, shopping, lunch, nap, walk in the sunshine, dinner and now getting into my nightie with my brand new Hello Kitty dressing gown.  What’s not to love about that?

Ready for take off!  Oh, I mean my hair cut.

Ready for take off! Oh, I mean my hair cut.

Rafa liked the police car, but wasn't so sure about the water spray.

Rafa liked the police car, but wasn’t so sure about the water spray.

But we both looked very smart with our new hair cuts waiting for lunch.

Mum thought we both looked very smart with our new hair cuts waiting to be seated for lunch.

It's getting a bit cool now, but at least there was a bit of sunshine.

It’s getting a bit cool now, but at least there was a bit of sunshine for a late afternoon walk.

And my new robe keeps me snuggly in that time post bath, pre bed.

Now as I get ready for bed in my new Hello Kitty robe, I know the best bit about today, is that there is another family day tomorrow.

By Ana.

Putting Rafa to bed

October 25, 2013

Rafa is so easy to put to bed.  I had that job done and dusted in under a minute.

By Ana.

I’ve got spots and my sister has stars (in her eyes)

October 24, 2013
I've got spots, so I had to go to visit the doctor again today.  He said I have to stay home until mid next week!

I’ve got spots, so I had to go to visit the doctor again today. He said I have to stay home until mid next week!

Meanwhile Ana is wearing her crown today because it's ballet day at school and she figured this was how she could guarantee the the prima ballerina role.

Meanwhile Ana’s got ballet today, so she’s wearing her crown.  She figured this was her best bet for getting the prima ballerina role.

By Rafa.

 

The great pumpkin unveiling

October 23, 2013
The elephant, the pirate and the, ahem, princess.

The elephant, the pirate and the, pretty, ahem, princess.

Pumpkin accessorising

October 22, 2013
Just some pumpkin accessorising and we'll be done.

Just some pumpkin accessorising and we’ll be done.

Mum got busy with the glue gun whilst I selected all the bits.

Mum got busy with the glue gun whilst I selected all the bits.

Choosing the gems was my favourite bit.

Choosing the gems was my favourite bit.

Any more ideas on what our three pumpkins are?  The unveiling tomorrow!

By Ana.