Monday, November 29, 2010

Ben the rhinoceros

Ben has been pretending to be a rhino. He and his friends have been putting rose thorns on their noses. It's all soo Ben!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ben's rock collection

Mum sent Ben a couple of display boxes for his growing rock collection, plus she cut up some pieces of paper and added a sharpie pen. Ben knew exactly what the boxes were for when he opened his package. Ben and Andrew spent a couple of hours sorting out rocks on the weekend. I just love the way Ben has classified them for now!! I'm looking forward to seeing how the classification system progresses - from "pink" and "green" to "aragonite" and such...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Birthday party snakes

We went to a birthday party at the zoo today. One of the zoo keepers dropped by our party a few times with different animals - a lizard, a snake, a baby alligator and then two dingos. The boys were cuddled by the snake, who was feeling a little chilly.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Applique bag

Ben had a friend over to play today. When the boy's grandma came to pick up her grandson, I spotted her bag. I took some photos of it, just love it. Applique, buttons and machine embroidery. So inspiring and colourful.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Swinging on top of the world

On Fridays I take Andrew to his recorder ensemble. It's a group of kids who pick up the most complicated jazz and classical pieces as if by magic - at least to my non-musical eyes.

This Friday I had to take Ben along too. His dad was out. Ben and I walked up the hill from the recorder teacher's house to find a park. The view was amazing, we felt as if we were perched on top of the world. Ben climbed the trees and had a good swing.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hot chocolate

There's a chocolate-only cafe in the city. We don't go out all that often. And over the years, we've tried to get in there every now and then. It's always been either shut or full. Last night we went out to dinner with some friends - and later the cafe was still open.

We've decided - well it's chocolate, been there done that!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday slides and rocks

We had a big day Saturday. Tennis, soccer, then parked at my work so we could go buy some shin guards. The boys slid down the bike slip way down to the basement over and over again.

Then we went to a rock and gem show, and Ben spent some of his birthday money. He bought some fantastic rocks, plus a fossil of a fish.


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