Posts Tagged ‘at the office’

A big, cool teachers’ only day

August 14, 2015
We made the most of a day off from school AND hot weather with a BIG swim at the pool. Followed by a BIG pre shower nap.

We made the most of a day off from school AND hot weather with a BIG morning swim at the pool. Followed by a BIG pre-shower nap.

And a BIG bowl of frozen Orange Leaf yoghurt.

And a BIG bowl of frozen Orange Leaf yoghurt.

Patriotic recital

February 21, 2014

Today I performed in my first American patriotic recital.  I had two lines: “We learnt a traditional American song,” (to which we all broke out into song with “Yankee Doodle”).  Then at the end I declared “We live in the greatest land of all!”  Mum came up to watch the show and filmed it but  I can’t show you the clip because posting the footage with my colleagues clearly in it would be breaking the social media rules.  But Mum reckons I said both lines perfectly with a BIG loud voice, somewhat of an improvement on last night’s practice:

Valentines day preparations

February 13, 2014

I have to make a Valentines mail box to take to school tomorrow if I want to receive any Valentines cards.

So tonight Mum and I are turning an old tissue box into a mail box.  First I had to write my name.  Then I covered it in heart stickers and gems.

So tonight Mum and I are turning an old tissue box into a special Valentines mail box. First I had to write my name on it so everyone will know it’s mine.

Then I covered it in heart stickers and gems.  Mum showed me how to make hearts out of pipe cleaners.

Then I covered it in heart stickers and gems. Mum showed me how to make hearts out of pipe cleaners which was fun.

We glued on a few more bits and pieces and ta-da!  My Valentines mail box!

We glued on a few more bits and pieces we found in Mum’s craft box and ta-da! My Valentines mail box is ready for mail!

Now to sign all the cards that I'm going to give.  I have a lot of Valentines!

Now to sign all the cards that I’m going to give. I have a lot of Valentines!

I’m super excited about our Valentines party tomorrow as I agreed to marry James tomorrow.  That is if I don’t change my mind again and marry Lucas.  But anyway, I think Rafa is even more excited about his party because they’re having pizza and cookies and that’s all he can talk about tonight; “Pizza!”  “Cookies!” he says in glee.

Mum went a bit over the top…

February 10, 2014
and we ended up with 8 new books from our office book fair.

and we ended up with 8 new books from our office book fair.

Raffy chose the plane book and I chose a Pinkalicous book for our first reads.

Raffy chose the book about the crop duster entering a global flying event and I chose a Pinkalicous book for our first reads.

As much as I love new books I told Mum there weren’t enough girls’ books.  Apparently books about Pirates hunting for golden underpants, Penguin’s travelling north for a vacation, monkeys getting in a world of trouble, a monster loosing his mean and a Spanish story of Maria and her little llama are all, according to Mum at any rate, gender neutral.  Personally I would have liked to have seen more fairies, princesses and cupcakes in the mix.   I also specifically asked for the princess book that comes with the princess radio and I couldn’t believe Mum didn’t get that one.  Maybe next time I can chose my own books.  Not to sound ungrateful or anything.

 

Late on the first day of school

January 20, 2014
We were ready for school on time.  We loaded our school bags, lunches and ourselves into the car.  Which didn't start.

We were ready for school on time. We loaded our school bags, lunches and ourselves into the car… but the car didn’t start.

So back inside whilst Mum put her trouble shooting skills to use.

So back inside whilst Mum put her trouble shooting skills to use (We got to watch weekday morning kid tv!  No complaints here).

An hour later we had a new battery and were on our way.

An hour later we had a new battery and were once again, on our way.

So we arrived to our new school an hour late.  Not only that, Mum noticed a few other issues and so spent the rest of the day killing time at the shops near an auto mechanic.

Better late than never, we got to our new school but Mum noticed a few other car issues on route so she then headed straight to an auto mechanic. 

The car was fixed just in time to pick us up from school.  We had a great day!  I drew a picture of what I'm going to be when I grow up.  A Princess Doctor Firefighter.

The car was fixed just in time to pick us up from school. We had a great day! I drew a picture of what I’m going to be when I grow up. A Princess Doctor Firefighter.

By Ana.

 

 

 

 

All Blacks vs Los Pumas

December 27, 2013
Supporting our favourite teams on Friday Fun Day.

Supporting our favourite teams on Friday Fun Day.  It was a tie.

My pseudo last day

December 26, 2013
Explaining to Mum why I brought my ballet book home from the office.

Explaining to Mum why I brought my ballet book home from the office.

I told EVERYONE at the office that it was my last day today as we’re moving to another state.  I said goodbye to all my colleagues, my supervisors and my ballet instructor who wished me well and gave me my ballet book to take home so I could remember all the steps that I’ve learnt.  The only problem, Mum and Papi have just informed me, it’s not my quite my last day yet.  They’ll get a surprise when I’m back tomorrow then, won’t they?!

Real living Christmas ornaments

December 20, 2013
Today we're real life Christmas ornaments.  Rafa is an elf and I'm a fairy (not an angel, Mum keeps getting that wrong).

Today for Friday dress ups we’re Christmas ornaments. Rafa is an elf and I’m a fairy (not an angel, Mum keeps getting that wrong).

Crazy sock day

December 13, 2013
We went with stripes (and mine can be pulled up almost to my armpits!) now that's crazy.

We went with stripes (and mine can be pulled up almost to my armpits!) now that’s crazy.

By Ana.

School photos

December 12, 2013

school photos 2

SF Ana

SP Rafa

SF both 1

Taken by Life Touch (and purchased before Mum took photos of them!)