1. The Travelling Toy
Ah yes. The Travelling Toy. Yet another thing they didn't tell me about at the hospital when the kids were born. If your children are in Kindergarten or the early school years, each child has a turn of taking the class 'toy' home and you photograph the toy enjoying every day life at your place, the edited version of course. This then means a lot of Photoshopping, getting photos printed and putting your really bad scrapbooking skills to good use. The toy in question with my son (above) is "Nosey" the elephant. I still haven't managed the scrapbooking part yet.
2. My Paleontologist Daughter's attempt at playing babies
I don't recall my daughter playing much with dolls when she was a bit younger. She's got Barbies but I don't think she plays with them that much. I spotted this in the backyard on the weekend. It's her T-Rex, asleep in the wheelbarrow, all tucked in for a bit of a nap. This happens often.
3. Aboard "The Jolly Roger" looking for Captain Hook
Both kids dressed like "Jake" and "Izzy" from the Disney cartoon, "Jake and the Neverland Pirates", their favourite cartoon at the moment. They spent hours playing pirates. Daddy made our son a swashbuckling sword out of cardboard and my son thinks it's the best.
4. Watching a migrating snail
This could take a while and it did. It kept them amused for ages (well for at least 10 minutes). I'm surprised the poor little thing didn't get crushed under foot.
5. A day at the beach
Last Wednesday was a public holiday here in Brisbane (for our Royal National Show, the "Ekka") and I had my daughter home from school. We planned on a shopping day but the day started out so nice, I suggested a day at the beach. I kept my son home from Kindy and off we went. By the time we got ready and in the car, it became overcast but the kids were still keen to go. I was clicking away happily for 5 and 1/2 hours without a memory card in the camera so the photos went straight to the hard drive in the camera. Do you think I can find my cable to transfer the photos to my laptop? Nuh! This is an old photo of my daughter at the beach, like 3 years ago. The beach is still the same.
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