We got our first set of Brio Trains when the girls were just toddlers. Since then there has been a long love affair with trains in our house. We’ve now got a huge selection of wooden train tracks, roads and associated accessories, and each Christmas or birthday we seem to need an even bigger box […]
Of course the best thing about getting a new washing machine is that it comes in a really big box!!! With a sharp knife and some good sticky tape we created a cubby house, with a sky light! Simple pleasures…
A wonderful Mum at the Twinadoes School, known in our house as ‘Princess Heather, made these awesome plaster Easter eggs for the kids to decorate in class this week. Princess Heather used silicon cake moulds (for locals, she got these fabulous egg moulds from the Reject Shop – they are on sale now, if they […]
What do you do when you get some really big bits of cardboard after an Ikea purchase, but they are not in box form and there is only two of them so all attempts at making a cubby fail miserably? You paint BIG, that’s what you do! Ikea is also a good resource for drawing […]
It’s the end of third term here. Two weeks off from kinder and ballet and a couple of other things that we attempt to squeeze into our life. Two weeks to sleep in and take it easy. Two weeks to go on adventures and paint and draw and stay in our pyjamas all day! We […]
The sun is shining. It’s not blowing a gale. That’s it… everyone… OUTSIDE!!! Wear you gumboots so you can dig in the mud. Put on sunscreen because the sun has bite and I know your hat won’t stay for long. Pick flowers and herbs, add a splash of water and a sprinkle of dirt to […]
Ah how we love Duplo and Lego! All three kids enjoy building with our HUGE collection of Duplo (big toddler lego). Muski has been able to fit the blocks together and build towers since he was about 18 months old and the girls create amazingly detailed and elaborate constructions and stories to go along with […]
We seem to have Mount Fugi growing on our window sill…. I play Wordless Wednesday at Five Minutes for Mom. Find more wordless wednesday at Technorati.