Archive for March, 2014

The new bedding has arrived

March 31, 2014

Thanks to everyone who helped with the decision making process for Mum and Papi’s new bedding.  Whilst you guys obviously didn’t think much of my choice, when it came to a clear winner, you couldn’t agree.  Of the 25 votes cast over the six options, the top three all received 6 thumbs up each.  The fourth place trailed only by one vote.  So we had to just choose one ourselves.

We ended up going with the Marrakesh.

We ended up going with the Marrakesh.

Mum and Papi love it.

We all love the pattern and rich colour.

And it's super comfy.  But can you spot a problem here?

And it’s super duper comfy. But can you spot a problem here?

Mum thought at $42 for pillow cases there would be TWO cases per pack.  We were wrong.  Looks like we need to order another pack!

Mum thought at $43 for the pillow cases there would be TWO per pack.  She was wrong.  We need to order another pack!

 

 

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The Italian Maid

March 30, 2014
Our community cafe reopened today.  It's now the Italian Maid.

Our community cafe (unofficially) reopened this week. It’s now The Italian Maid and has new, bright red booth seats.

I thought the spaghetti was delicious.

I thought the spaghetti was delicious.

And Rafa wasn't sharing his!

And Rafa wasn’t sharing his!

By Ana.

The kite festival

March 29, 2014
Herman park held a kite festival today.

Hermann park held its first ever kite festival today.

With our butterfly kite ready to go we headed there for a day of fun.

With our butterfly kite ready to go we headed there for a day of fun.

It took a few attempts, but once we got her going she was away.

It took a few attempts, but once we got her going she was away.

Flying up to the tops of the trees.

Flying up to the tops of the trees

Over the water.

Over the reflection pool

And alongside a monarch.

And alongside a monarch.

Papi taught us all how to fly her.

Papi taught us all how to fly her.

It's just like this.

It’s just like this.

We also got to see some other pretty amazing kites.

We also got to see some other pretty amazing kites.

Play in a twig house (I wonder if the big bad wolf could blow this down!)

Play in a twig house (I wonder if the big bad wolf could blow this down!)

Meet some pretty interesting people (she wanted to swap shoes!)

Meet some pretty interesting people (she wanted to swap shoes!  Crazy lady!)

Watch racing model boats.

Watch racing model boats.

And Rafa's highlight of the day (no… not a cuddle with Mum)

And Rafa’s highlight of the day (no… not a cuddle with Mum)

Take the train around the park.

Taking the train around the park.

Choo!  Choo!  We just love Herman Park.

Choo! Choo! We love Hermann Park.

 

 

 

Friday night races

March 28, 2014
Jake and Izzy were car racing tonight.

Jake and Izzy were car racing tonight.

Jake won.  I regret eating Izzy's wheels first otherwise she may have had a chance.

Jake won. I regret eating Izzy’s wheels first otherwise she may have had a chance.

By Ana.

What Mum can do with super glue

March 27, 2014

You may remember our guitar was involved in an incident last week.

It's amazing what Mum can do with super glue.

Look what Mum can do with super glue!

And we took turns tonight.

And we took turns performing our own variations of popular tunes and a few original compositions.

 

Practice, practice, practice

March 26, 2014
At the barre

At the barre

right foot

right foot

left foot

left foot

Pointed foot!  Whoa…...

Pointed foot! Whoa……

Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.

Clean up

March 25, 2014

Time to clean up.  We are all lending a hand.

I chose to do the dishes.

I chose to do the dishes.

Whilst Rafa vacuumed.

Whilst Rafa did the vacuuming.

Then I chose to spray.

I wanted to do the spraying.

Whilst Rafa was in charge of wiping.

And Rafa did the wiping.

All done.  Clean house!

Bath time. FaceTime. Bed time

March 24, 2014
FaceTime with Papi sandwiched between bath time and bed time.

Bath time.  FaceTime.  Bedtime.                                            “Te quiero mucho Papi.  Buenas noches!”

 

Princesses and ponies

March 23, 2014
Today I hd a friend over to play princesses, bear hunts, doctors, pet shop and Jake and the Neverland Pirates with me.

Today I had my friend Olivia over to play.  We dressed up in my finest princess clothes.  She particularly liked the Belle dress.

And she brought over her Rainbow Dash pony which I thought was really cool.

And she brought over her Rainbow Dash pony to play with which I thought was really cool.  I wish I could have a Rainbow Dash pony.

Kayak day at the lake

March 22, 2014
Lots of people like to kayak on our lakes so a kayak company brought a huge range down to the main lake to take for a spin.

Folks around here like to kayak at the Cross Creek Ranch lakes so a kayak company brought a huge range of boats down so we could take a spin.

We had a picnic by the lake and watched all the fun.

We took a picnic and watched all the fun.

Mum wasn't game enough to try getting the three of us out on the water at once.  She really wanted to do the stand up paddle boarding though.

Mum really wanted to try the stand up paddle boarding but she was not convinced she could keep us both balanced at each end.

That wasn't to say we had a fun time but we sure did get hot running in the humid weather.

That’s not to say we didn’t had a fun time and we sure did get hot running up and down the hill in the humid weather.