Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Photo a Day for April

Photos I've taken over the month of April for my Project Life album.  I mainly followed the photo prompts from FMS again.  I've missed a few days and some days I'm not sharing the photo, but as usual there's plenty of photos!  :-)

Day 1 - Play.  Spring break and I took Aaron and Maddison to Block Space (you can see more details here).

Day 2 - Blue.  Blue togs, blue dolphin, blue eel, blue tiles :-)

Day 3 - Something beginning with A ... Aaron the Artist (at Kidzania).

Day 4 - This happened today ... we went with some new friends back to Block Space :-)
Day 5 - Something good ... water to play in :-)

Day 6 - Air.  Glad of the ceiling fans circulating the air.

Day 7 - Dreamy ... didn't really have the right photo for this, but Aaron and Maddison were playing and Maddison was Aaron's "dog" hahaa She's in her kennel! It's a dream of their's to have a dog (sadly that dream will have to wait as we can't have one in a condo).

Day 8 - On my plate ... dinner tonight, rice, chicken & salad.

Maddison also (finally) earned all her puzzle pieces on her reward chart :-)  Much excitement.
Day 10 - A Place.  Local garage where Lyndon's car is being serviced.

Day 11 - Detail.  Love the detail on these hanging tea lights holders.

Day 12 - In the Middle.  Frozen Yoghurt :-)  Lyndon and I had dinner out without the kids - was very relaxing!

Day 13 - View from your bed.

And it was the big boys birthday :-)

Day 14 - Water.  Filling water bottles ready for the start of the school week.

Day 15 - Alone ... I can't seem to leave these alone!!! Lyndon bought a bag of them (Delicious choc covered almonds) and I think I have eaten more than my fair share!!

The 15th was also our 18th wedding anniversary.  Ahhh ... doesn't time bring change!!  ;-)

Day 16 - My favourite colour.  Red of course!  :-)

Day 17 - Busy - Traffic here is always busy.  Billboard made me laugh though!

Day 18 - Hello.  Why hello again Thai food :-)

Day 20 - On My Mind.  Hoping that the pages of my mini album hurry up and dry so I can get it finished during class!

Day 21 - Blurry.  Rain makes things blurry ... glad for window wipers.

Day 23 - Time. I spent some time with Samuel building a Thomas track.

Day 25 - Life is ... BUSY with little kids hehee  (This particular day I'd made chocolate cupcakes.  They were cooling on the bench and after a while I realised I hadn't heard Samuel for a while ... I followed the trail of cupcakes and found him on the deck scoffing two of them!)

Day 26 - Childhood. Making good childhood memories in the pool with friends.

26th we had Mari Makan (International Food Festival) at the kids school.  Parents only :-)  It was fantastic ... there was SO much food.  The New Zealanders put together and provided roast lamb - it was delicious :-)

There were about 13-15 NZ couples I think and we all had matching tee-shirts.

Day 27 - Earth - Earth week at the kids school. Loved the art displays hanging in the hall ways.
Day 28 - My Sunday.  After dinner was spent frantically trying to take pics of Maddison for her earth week homework project! (Nothing like leaving things to the last minute!)

Day 29 - I wore this today.  One of my new RM40 skirts :-)

I also wore a bit of this as well!  The room wore a whole lot more!!  Maddison and Samuel got into a nearly new LARGE bottle of talcum powder and spread it around the boys room.  What a jolly mess.  Terrible stuff to clean up.

When Aaron had his shower I just dumped all the blocks and plastic toys in the shower and he washed them for me ... then I tipped them out on the deck to dry :-)

The day ended with a beautiful sunset though.

Day 30 - Glasses.  My current glasses in the front with the top pair dating back to 1995!  The 2 or 3 previous pairs before that must be in storage in NZ ... I must have thought they were too large to come with us hahaha

So that's this month nearly over!  6 weeks left of school for the kids before summer break!  Unbelievable really how fast this year is going!

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring Break 2013

A pile of pics from Spring Break 2013.  :-)

Monday 1st April, while Samuel was at school, I took Aaron and Maddison to BlokSpace.  

You pay by the hour (RM12) and the kids choose which Lego set they want to build.  There's heaps to choose from!!  

Aaron chose a Chima set - Lennox Lion attack.

Maddison chose a Friends set - the horse stables.
All finished :-)

Playing with their completed sets.

We were there 2 hours and they made a largish set and a small set each.  Absolutely loved the place and begged me to take them back!  :-)

Tuesday 2nd April the kids had a swim lesson.  Because it was school holidays Aaron was able to fit in a lesson as well.

Aaron and Maddison had a diving lesson :-)  Was so cute watching them.
They did really well actually - hopefully there won't be any more body slams in the water now ... it hurts me to watch and hear it, no idea how it feels for them!  haha

Wednesday 3rd April we went to Kidzania with some friends from school.  Aaron has been wanting to go here for a long time.  We spent the entire day there!  I was exhausted haha  There's lots of activities/careers they can do and some they have to pay for using their "KidZos" the Kidzania currency, others they can earn money :-)

1st stop was at the arts and crafts studio where they coloured in some bookmarks.
Then they earned some money by being a Poslaju courier.  They had 3 parcels to deliver to different buildings.

They each got paid 10 KidZo's :-)
They really enjoyed being a Fireman/woman.  They got to ride in the fire truck (with sirens going) and race to the hotel to put out a fire :-)
Aaron on the left, Maddison on the right.
The fire even had sound effects of glass exploding!

A visit to the Beauty Palour.  Maddison's friend helped put makeup on Maddison!
And then Maddison had a turn putting makeup on her.
While the girls were doing that Aaron did the artist thing.
Completed masterpiece :-)
Then the girls had a go.
They had a turn being a Dentist.
The dummy in the chair was very life like!
Aaron spent some time in the games room.
The girls made icecream (and ate it!) :-)

Then they moved on to the Hospital and looked after babies.

Aaron made icecream while they played nurses.

They bottled water ... which was a pretty cool process I thought.
Watching the bottle coming out.
With their water bottles.

Last stop was making Oreo cookies.
Maddison was last to do her circles because she spent lots of time cutting the leftovers into tiny little pieces hehee
So excited with their finished cookies :-)

Thursday 4th April we went back to BlokSpace with some friends.  This time Maddison built the Friends House set.  Took her 4 hours to do (with help!)
Aaron started building something then gave up and switched to do these two pieces.
Samuel was in school till 3pm that day, so we picked him up on the way home, dropped our friends off and then raced home to get our swim suits and went back to our friends place for a swim and dinner :-)

By 9pm Samuel had passed out on their couch from exhaustion hehee :-)
Friday 5th April - Samuel had some tub time and late afternoon some friends came to stay.  The girls took Aaron and Maddison swimming :-)
Saturday 6th April - I managed to catch a photo of the sun rise.

Kids spent some time colouring with their new pencil sets.
Late afternoon it was really windy, but we wanted to go swimming ... the infinity pool had "waves" in it from the wind!!

So that was the kids Spring Break.  :-)  Was busy and I am kinda glad to get back into the school routine again.  Maybe I will be able to find some time to do some catchup with Project Life now!!  (fingers crossed anyway) :-)

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