Thursday, 30 September 2010

It runs in the family

I would like to introduce two new additions in our blog family.

Ethan's class at school is very much part of the blogging community.  They not only have a class blog but have been encouraged to contribute to a blog of their own.  So I would like to present:

After much begging and pleading my sister Gabby and her man Neil have started a blog together.  I'm very excited!  It's a little bit Haiku, Nature and Cycling and just a little peek into what they get up to in Dublin.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Something beautiful

I was outside in our garage one morning when Toby came running down the driveway from the front of the house.  He was calling "Lisha, Lisha come quick.....something beautiful is happening!".  I followed with Toby pulling my arm still telling me to come quick.  Toby brought me to the front of our house and he presented me with this view where our Azalea's were flourishing.

Toby is so delicious.  He brings me flowers he sees and feels such joy in presenting me with them because he knows how much I love flowers.  Toby tells me that girls love flowers and it makes them feel special when you give them flowers and asks "You feel special when I give you flowers don't you?".  He then he adds "You're beautiful Lisha, I love you".  This I hear nearly every day.  When I asked Toby if boys liked flowers and would you feel special if I gave you flowers, he replied "I like flowers, but girls like flowers more so I will give you flowers because you like them" and "You're beautiful Lisha, I love you!".

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Sam Sam the Pizza Man

On the last day of school Sam's class had a pizza cook off.  They each got to make their own pizza's and were judged on the look, smell, originality and taste of their pizza's.  Sam really enjoyed making a Hawaiian sausage pizza.  After watching Master Chef Kids my boys are very inspired to do some cooking.  These holidays we are going to spend a little time planning and preparing meals that the boys can cook.  For dinner last night Sam made us some pizza's, he made the base and prepared the toppings.  I think he did a marvelous job and the pizza tasted fantastic.

You can be my pizza man anytime!!

Monday, 27 September 2010

Fun with my new lens

Camera: Canon EOS 400D
Lens: 35mm Canon

Sunday, 26 September 2010

A busy week

The week leading up to the holidays is generally crazy in our household.  The boys sense the approaching holidays and excitement starts to radiate around them.  So much has been happening that we are all just a little wiped out this weekend.

Sam has spent most of this term working on a school project, a book.  A book that he had to create, write and illustrate from a topic they were given.  It was to be a book, any book, chapter,  children's,  factual or a travel guide on the topic of Antarctica.  Sam chose to write and illustrate a childrens comic book called "Super Penguin and the Attack of the Adélie Penguins".  He has written and illustrated everything himself, it is a funny story that begins when a father penguin loses his egg in nuclear waste, when the egg finally hatches out pops Super Penguin!!

Both Sam and Ethan have been practicing for their school concert all term.  Ethan's class were singing and dancing to "Let's twist again" in their beach gear.  

Fantastic dancing by the year 3's I must say, especially by the one in the middle there, in the yellow shirt and red shorts.

Sam was part of a joint year 4-6 production of the musical "Low Cholesterol Grease" a child friendly rendition of the movie "Grease" and it's songs.  There was lots of singing, dancing and wonderful acting by the students.  Boy did these kids look fantastic, I must say one in particular was rather cool and handsome in his greaser costume with hair slicked back and a bit of attitude.  

His part was to fall in love with the new improved Sandy.  That's Sam below being dragged away from Sandy by his class mates while she sings "You're the one that I want".

Last week after rehearsals Sam received an award at the school assembly for great acting in the school musical.

Not only did Ethan have to practice for the school concert, which had three performances I might add, one Wednesday evening and a matinee and evening performance on Thursday, but he had to rehearse some lines for another play on Friday.  Ethan's class were hosting the last assembly of term and so chose to perform their own fantastic version of "The Enormous Crocodile" by Roald Dahl.  

Props were made, masks created and lines rehearsed in class.  Ethan was the enormous crocodile for the first half.  He did an exceptional job, remembered all of his lines and made us laugh.  In fact the whole play was a great laugh, the kids were very talented at pulling off the comedy.  Well done Mr Squires!!

He even received an award for a fantastic portrayal of the enormous crocodile.

This last week has been especially full of highs and lows, mind boggling information to process, doctors visits and a touch of sadness amongst the many joys.  After the concerts, birthday celebrations and the annual soccer dinner last night it is nice to know the holidays are here at last and we can relax a little.  No more packing school lunches and sending kids off to school for two weeks.  Yay!!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

A treasure to behold

 McKenzie Lou

We love you

Photo's by the talented McKenzie, you can find her at le bonheur est clé

Red Moon Rising

Oh what a wonder it is to see you full red moon. 
The excitement you brought to us on our way home from soccer last night. 
You reminded us of the Spring Equinox (my birthday) last year when we woke up to magical skies so red and dusty. 
There is something marvelous, mysterious and mesmerizing about your rich ascent into the night sky. 
My camera does not do your size nor russet red justice.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Full of surprises

I was gifted with a little something or two for my birthday yesterday, and it was celebrated in so many ways.  Morning hugs, a breakfast, some pretty things, a cake, a new lens, some flowers, dinner and a show (the boys school concert) and there was lots of love received.  Here's a little sneak peek at my day.

Did I tell you I got a new camera lens....oh how I love my new lens.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Spring Equinox

Some say Spring starts at the 1st of September

Others say Spring begins on the equinox

I like to think that Spring begins when the bulbs emerge from the ground with their pastel blooms

I like sharing this day with the equinox, when the day is as long as the night and the moon shines so bright

I also like to think that over the other side of the earth they are celebrating the Autmnal equinox

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

I love my sister

Thinking of you
Missing you
And Neil too!

Friday, 17 September 2010

My Friday

A breakfast in bed for two, a celebration of 15 years

A boy with tonsils the size of golf balls in need of rest and tlc

A bunny whose fur is falling out and had to visit the vet

A clover chain for the fairy queen...

whilst waiting for the oldest son to come home

Monday, 13 September 2010

EarthWalker jedi training academy

A long time ago, In a galaxy far far away Don Solo was taken captive by the Clone troopers and was forced to entertain train the young padawan learners at the EarthWalker jedi training academy.  

These soon to be jedi apprentices, on arrival at the academy, were escorted by the Clone troopers down the back of the EarthWalker space station.  It was there, with the help of Don Solo, they learned the craft of the Jedi.  Mastering the force, the young Jedi were not allowed to use their hands...

....but needed mind control over the cheezels!

Many young jedi had trouble mastering this task!!

With inspirational music in the background (Star Wars theme) and the use of the force they had to 'force push' the parcel around in a circle, where it stopped the paper had to be carefully peeled off.  

Another game lesson in speed and agility (formerly known as duck, duck, goose) and renamed Vader, Vader, Luke was taught.

Jedi jellys were eaten, amongst other EarthWalker space station food, to keep up energy levels as the training was gruelling.

The final task for the leading Jedi Apprentice, known as Tobyone Kanobi, was to 'force push' out flames..... defeat Jengo Fett!!

A task which he handled beautifully.

Of course Don Solo, guardian and trainer of the young padawans became trusted by the clone troopers and was released a free man.

There was much celebration and some continued training by those enthusiastic jedi apprentices.

With their training completed...

...the young jedi apprentices, upon graduation, received tokens of their time at the EarthWalker Jedi training academy.

And Princess Lisha thanked the clones for releasing her love, Don Solo....and everyone lived happily ever after.

The End