Wednesday 13 July 2011

school holidays

little people


school holiday fun

it's the second cold, wet week of school holidays around these here parts and even though it only means that mae's 3 hour childcare and our weekly music class are cancelled, the days have been long and fairly dreary. soph is transitioning from two naps to one and i never really know when she will be sleeping so it's been hard to make any plans with anyone; all of our regular excursions like the zoos, scienceworks and the museum will be packed with kids and i'm not a crowd person; it's been cold, windy and rainy so walks and trips to the park have been out of the question most days. today we hit the local mall to see a pretty lame peppa pig stage show (mae was most concerned that george, daddy pig and mommy pig were not present and requested to leave halfway through) and then busted out some crafts while sophie decided to indulge in an afternoon nap. the toilet roll people were probably the highlight of the week, mae really liked picking the fabric for clothes and drawing the line for a nose and mouth (and anything with glue is a winner in her book). looking forward to getting back to our normal routine next week but i think we'll be doing many more projects like this.

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and, for the record, a couple of classic mae moments this week (first two taken from my facebook status updates):

mae walking around the house, looking for a toy and doing this weird "eeeeawww" donkey type bray that i've heard a few times today. all puzzled, i ask, "where is that noise from, mae?" and she replies, with gusto, "from my mouth!" ah yes, indeed.

we watched madagascar yesterday and mae was just {ahem} sitting on the toilet, singing "i like to move it, move it."

shane and mae are reading an old sesame street book and mae asks me what a character's name is. i tell her, "that's prairie dawn, maes." she points at the girl, looks up at shane and says, "that's ding dong, daddy."


  1. I can't wait for school holidays to be over too - my kids are feral from being trapped inside. The toilet roll people are super cute!

  2. Anonymous3:09 am

    Aren't kid sayings the best?! Thanks, those had me cracking up. :)

  3. Gosh I wish my boys were interested in crafting! This looks like so much fun. I am so sick of 'cars and trains' blah!

  4. ding dong daddy!

    i just laughed out loud.

  5. Hehe, the little people are great. I did this yesterday with my son Ethan. Thanks for the inspiration.


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