27 January 2014

Fun Reads

These are all library books which have recently captured our attention:
God's Dream by Desmond Tutu is a beautiful book teaching morals. Gemma loved requesting this book and then reading it to herself afterwards.
The Trouble With Dragons is actually for older children but it is a good book to start instilling awareness about looking after our environment. Both girls loved reading this book!
Three Friends and a Taxi is a wonderful book with captivating pictures. This is one of Jamie's favourites at the moment and I might add it to our library soon.
Cat and Canary the first two pages are rather tedious but thereafter one gets swept up in a wonderful adventure!
One Night in the Zoo is a beautifully illustrated book full of whimsy whilst teaching numeracy. We would also love to add this to our bookshelf.
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? is a lovely, fun book to read. Both Gemma and Jamie started asking similar rhyming questions for a while!~
Quick as a Cricket is a fun, easy-to-read book. I really enjoyed reading this books. Jamie loved looking at the illustrations.

Molly's Jolly Brolly, fun, vibrant pictures and exciting rhymes- what more could one want?

Happy reading!

24 January 2014

Catching Up: Our Last Few Weeks {2}

We had your cousins here for a short visit. You all loved spending time at Sci-bono. Y

Our Last Week


{Gemma's independent dress-sense}

{theatre hat, back-to-front pants, inside-out top = 'I'm a lady, mommy'- Gemma}

{Gemma & giraffe}
{play, play & more play}
{artist Jamie}
{early morning oats & fun with Daddy}
{lego engineers}


{bird/ neighbour spotting}

22 January 2014

Rain Dance

{pure joy & exuberance: may you both always be able to dance in the rain like this; spontaneously, without prompting, may you seize every moment with gusto!}

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Quotes & A Determined Weaver Bird

We have a weaver bird in our garden- he must working on his 16th nest since October last year. He builds 2 nests at a time & then breaks them down again after his mate has disapproved once again...


Adorn every day with sacrifices. Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices & so are temperance, courage & love.
 -Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no beautifier of complexion or form or behaviour like the wish to scatter joy & not pain around us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Send down Your likeliness from above,
And let this my adorning be:
clothe me with wisdom, patience, love,
with lowliness & purity.
 -Joachim Lange