Archive for January, 2015

Implementation of the new laundry law

January 30, 2015
New rule: once Mum has washed and folded our clothes we have to take them to our bedrooms ourselves!

New rule: once Mum has washed and folded our clothes we have to take our own clothes and put them away ourselves!

That's okay, Ana.  Let me just back the truck up.

That’s okay, Ana. Let me just back the truck up.

Good idea, Rafa!  Let me load up.

Good idea, Rafa! Let me load up.

Wheeeeee!  This isn't such a bad task after all.

Wheeeeee! This isn’t such a bad task after all.

The Science Fair

January 29, 2015
Tonight we had our science fair.  In my class room we learnt all about how to look after the Earth.

Tonight was the big science fair at school! In my class room we learnt all about how to look after the Earth.  

Rafa's class was all about outer space.

Rafa’s class was all about outer space.

And we made constellations out of pretzel sticks and marshmallows.  I named my constellation "Ice Crystal"  Rafa couldn't have the pretzel sticks so his constellation was aptly named "marshmallows"

And we made constellations out of pretzel sticks and marshmallows. I named my constellation “Ice Crystal” Rafa couldn’t have the pretzel sticks so his constellation was aptly named “marshmallows”

Rafa's favourite class was the fossils room.

Rafa’s favourite class room was the fossils station.

Not because we got to dig up fossils.

Not because we got to dig up fossils.

And not because we got to make our own fossils.

And not because we got to make our own fossils.

But because we could have a cup of sediment pudding!

But because we could have a cup of sediment pudding!

If that wasn't messy enough you should have seen us at the slime table!

If that wasn’t messy enough you should have seen us at the slime table!

We learnt about how plants like water and sunlight (and don't do too well when they've been given salt water or no water at all)

We learnt about how plants like water and sunlight (and don’t do too well when they’ve been given salt water or no water at all.  The soda one looked okay.  I made sure Mum understood that)

And about light and rainbows.

We leant about light bending into rainbows.

We made waves to erode sand.

We made waves to erode sand.

We loved the demonstration about why we shouldn't swim in water when there's lightening.

We loved the demonstration about why we shouldn’t swim in water when there’s lightening.

And why we shouldn't rub balloons on our head.

And why we shouldn’t rub balloons on our head.

Finishing our project for the science fair

January 28, 2015

Remember 10 days ago we went to the park to begin our science project?

Well we came home from that park visit with REALLY dirty hands which we wiped on a piece of bread.  And then cleaned our hands various ways wiping them on bread each step of the way.

We came home from that park visit and wiped our hands on a piece of bread before washing them! Then we went through various stages of cleaning our hands, wiping them on bread each step of the way.

And this is what the pieces of bread look like.  Top left hand corner we touched without washing our hands at all.  Bottom left we'd washed with soap and water.  Bottom right we hadn't touched at all.

And this is what the pieces of bread look like. The bread in the top left hand corner we touched without washing our hands at all.  The second along was just with paper towel and the third along with water and paper towel. The bread at the bottom left we touched after washing our hands with soap and water and the bottom right piece we hadn’t touched at all.

The science fair is tomorrow so tonight we had to finish off our project board.

The science fair is tomorrow, so tonight we had to finish off our project board.

I got to use big scissors and double sided stick tape.

I got to use big scissors and double sided stick tape to put the samples and photos on.

Whilst Rafa was doing the gluing.

Whilst Rafa was doing the gluing to put the words on.

But then he started gluing his feet to the floor so I had to take over the glue work.

But then he started gluing his feet to the floor so I had to take over the glue work.

All done!  Then we got talked about our favourite bits of the project.

All done! Then we got talked about our favourite bits of the project.

And we can now see that we really DO pick up germs at the playground and have to wash with soap and water when we get home.

And we can now see that we really DO pick up germs at the playground and we should wash them with soap and water when we get home…. unless we want to eat all of those germs, ewwww!

Art work for Abuela

January 27, 2015

We sent a pack of art work to Abuela and this is what she did:

She redecorated!

She redecorated!

The runaway cupcake

January 26, 2015

We intended to post some gymnastics shots today but our photographer couldn’t take any as she ended up doing Rafa’s class with a rogue Rafael.  A bit like this (photo taken when we got back at home):

the runaway cupcake.

the runaway cupcake.

Breakfast with Tasman and Alex’s Pirate Birthday Bash

January 25, 2015
Not only was the sun already shining bright when we woke up this morning but we also went to our friends house for breakfast (Tasman's house, with his people, Naomi and Ken)

The sun was shining bright this morning for our breakfast at Tasman’s house (and his people, Naomi and Ken)

Tasman was a little unsure of us at first, but when we went down to the park he was happy to walk with us.

Tasman was a little unsure of us at first, but when we went down to the park he was happy to walk with us.

I had to help Rafa at first.

I had to help Rafa at first.

But he got the hang of it.

But he got the hang of it.

And kept wanting to go around and around and around.

And then he kept wanting to go around and around and around.

As if the day wasn't fun enough already, we then had Alex's pirate birthday party in the afternoon.

As if morning with Tasman wasn’t exciting enough, in the afternoon we had Alex’s pirate party.

We fought on the plank.

We fought on the plank.

Dug for buried treasure.

Dug for buried treasure.

Threw hoops onto pirate hooks.

Threw hoops onto pirate hooks.

Swam to get around the bubble wrap islands.

Swam to get around the bubble wrap islands.

Swept the ship's deck.

Swept the ship’s deck.

In a relay.

In a relay.

And slay a couple of alligators.

And slay a couple of alligators.

All in an afternoon's work, me maties.

All in an afternoon’s work, me maties.

Target and Chuck-E-Cheeses

January 24, 2015
We had a list of things we needed to get from Target this morning, such as, presents for this weekend's social engagements and new shoes for Rafa.

We had a list of things we needed to get from Target this morning, such as, presents for this weekend’s social engagements and new shoes for Rafa.

We got everything on the list, including new shoes for Rafa, and whilst Mum was busy choosing shoes with Rafa I managed to find the PERFECT pair of boots for me and negotiated them into the cart.  Best boots ever!

We got everything on the list, including new shoes for Rafa, and whilst Mum was busy choosing shoes with Rafa I managed to find the PERFECT pair of boots for me and negotiated them into the cart. Best boots ever!

Anvay's party in the afternoon was at one of our favourite party venues, Chuck-E-Cheeses.

Anvay’s party in the afternoon was at one of our favourite party venues, Chuck-E-Cheeses.

Chuck-E-Cheeses never disappoints.

Chuck-E-Cheeses never disappoints.

We managed to collect up a whole bunch of tickets between the two of us.

We managed to collect up a whole bunch of tickets between the two of us.

And have a great time.

And have a great time.

Feels like Friday

January 23, 2015

Mum: Hey kids!  How was school today?

Ana: "Good.  But I'm hungry and iPad-ish"

Ana: “Good. But I’m hungry and iPad-ish”

Rafa: "Yeah.  Let's eat dinner.  Watch iPad.  Then go to pleep."

Rafa: “Yeah. Let’s eat dinner. Watch iPad. Then go to pleep.”

"Alright!!!"

“Alright!!!”

School Pics

January 22, 2015
Growing beans.

Growing beans.

Introducing my friends to Snowy at show and tell.

Introducing my friends to Snowy at show and tell.

Making geometric patterns.

Making geometric patterns.

Adding my name to the syllables chart.

Adding my name to the syllables chart.

Working on my poetry journal.

Working on my poetry journal.

Showing my friends my Pinky Pie remote control car at show and tell.

Showing my friends my Pinky Pie remote control car at show and tell.

Making edible mud pies.

Making edible mud pies.

Colouring as my free time elective.

Colouring as my free time elective.

I’m the birthday boy

January 21, 2015
Birthdays are the coolest invention ever!  When I got home from school today there were trucks and cars, bikes, trains and planes all over my bedroom wall.

Birthdays are the coolest invention ever! When I got home from school today there were trucks and cars, bikes, trains and planes all over my bedroom wall.

Then Ana helped me with my new puzzle whilst Mum was cooking.

Then Ana helped me with my new puzzle whilst Mum was cooking.

We did a spot of fishing (thanks Aunty VJ and Dave!)

We also did a spot of fishing (thanks Aunty VJ and Dave!)

Which was all fine and dandy until one of my new dinosaurs (thanks Abuela and Iggy) started eating all the fish.

Which was all fine and dandy until one of my new dinosaurs (thanks Abuela and Iggy) started eating all the fish.

And then wanted to share my pizza.

And then wanted to share my pizza.

I drew a line at the cake.  After all it is MY birthday.  Mum is even letting us watch some tv tonight.  Happy Birthday to meeeeee!

I drew a line at the cake. After all it is MY birthday. Happy Birthday to meeeeee!