Archive for the ‘Cool stuff’ Category

This is what happens when we hang out with Papi

October 22, 2016

An edible surprise

June 28, 2016

We had an edible surprise delivered today! Thank you Gallery Furniture!!!

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February 9, 2016
Ana in car 1

Look what I found in a friend’s garage

Ana in car 2

Let’s give it a whirl!

Ana  in car 3

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As seen on TV

December 16, 2015
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We had a TV crew from TVNZ at our house today. They filmed us eating honey on toast, reading, playing and riding our bikes around the lake.

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And then they gave us New Zealand chocolate for our efforts! Anytime TVNZ, anytime.

Take 2 on the anniversary present

October 5, 2014
We had more success today picking up Mum and Papi's anniversary gift.

We had more success on our second attempt at picking up Mum and Papi’s anniversary gift: An iRobot Roomba!

Although we're not sure about the time-saveability of a self vacuum if we all stand around watching it.

We’re not yet convinced of the robotic vacuum’s time-saveability if we all stand around watching it.

Rafa had a better idea.

Rafa had a better idea for it anyway.

We are in fact the proud owners of a Roomba / small aircraft carrier.

We are in fact the proud owners of a Roomba / small aircraft carrier.

Supermarket treats

August 11, 2014
I got Thomas toothpaste.  Choo choo!

I got Thomas toothpaste. Choo choo!

I got a Ninja turtles toothbrush.  Ya!  Ya!  Ya!

I got a Ninja turtles toothbrush. Ya! Ya! Ya!

When we excitedly showed Papi our special treats, Mum said, “long may this last”, so I think she wants us to look after them really well.

Mum has been online shopping

March 7, 2014
A clock and wall decals for our playroom.

A clock and wall decals for our playroom.

A red laundry hamper for Rafa's room.

A red laundry hamper for Rafa’s room.

A purple one for mine.

A purple one for mine.

And not one, but two step stools so we can make our own breakfast in the morning.

And not one, but two step stools so we can both make our own breakfast in the morning.

Nice job Mum!

Mum’s Christmas Present

December 21, 2013
There aren't any Christmas presents under the tree for Mum but we've got away with it because Influenster sent her a Vox Box filled with goodies for her to try.

There aren’t any Christmas presents under the tree for Mum but we’ve got away with it because Influenster sent her a Vox Box filled with goodies for her to try.

We selflessly assisted with the testing of course.  Oh, look there's makeup from Rimmel and NYC!

We selflessly assisted with the testing of course. Oh, look there’s makeup from Rimmel and NYC!

Mmmm, and Skinny Cow Candy!  With peanut butter on the inside.  Three pieces to a bar (and we got a whole box!) so we all lucked out on that one.

Mmmm, and Skinny Cow Candy! With peanut butter on the inside. We got a whole box and there’s 3 pieces to a bar so by my calculations that’s enough for me too!

So here I am with my Rimmel lips devouring Skinny Cow Peanut Butter filled candy!

So here I am with my Rimmel lips devouring Skinny Cow Peanut Butter filled candy!

Rafa enjoyed his chocolate too and then ran away with the tissues and tape… just to press our buttons.

Rafa enjoyed his chocolate too and then ran away with the tissues and tape.  We’re not sure if that was due to the sugar high or just to press our buttons.

For some reason the Puffs tissues ended up on my head.

For some reason the Puffs tissues ended up on my head.

and the Ducklings tape on Papi's!

and the Ducklings tape on Papi’s!  And just to think, Puffs and Ducklings think their consumer value propositions are about a convenient tissue pack for on the go and a cute solution for wrapping and craft projects.  Little do they know they give so much more!

So Merry Christmas Mum!

The Vox Box was supplied complimentary of Influenster and contained:

Puffs Ulta Soft and Strong To Go Tissues Pack: $0.49 / pack

NYC New York Color HD Color Trio Eye Shadow: $2.99

Rimmel London NEW Show off Lip Lacquer: $5.49 – $5.99

Skinny Cow Candy: $3.99 / box ($1.09 / bar)

Ducklings Mini Rolls: $2 – $3

Papi playing with his iPhone

December 18, 2013
Took pictures of Mum and us kids.

Papi took iPhone pictures of us guys and used the Photo Lab app to put them in an old frame and an old book.

Then used an app to put them in an old photo frame and book.

These are the results, of course.

Warning: this post may gross you out

April 20, 2012

Mum has purchased a snot sucker.  It’s the latest recruit in Mum’s booger removal arsenal that’s lined up on my bedroom window sill: saline drops, sprays, wipes and fancy saline filled Q-tips.  Bulb aspirators and even a fandangle battery operated aspirator.  Unfortunately even with our small chemist at Mum’s finger tips several times a night Mum and I have screaming matches over her clumsy attempts at coaxing out my stubborn snot.

In a desperate search for another solution, Mum went online and express couriered (paying more for the speedy delivery than the contraption itself) this hose like device of which one end goes up against my snotty nostrils and the other end in her mouth… and then she successfully sucks those little boogers out!

Ana trying to use the snot sucker on herself.

It’s a NoseFrida.  The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator.  We got ours from Amzon.com

By Rafa.

PS.  Before you all get completely grossed out.  There is a filter in the device so my grotty boogers don’t end up in that back of her throat.