Sunday, 28 October 2007

It's that time of year again...

So it wasn't too late for the icecram cake lady. She did a lovely job, as usual, and there's quite a bit left over. The rain held off just long enough for the kids to run around the park, find some stolen car number plates in the bushes, eat, and sing. D'Arcy's dad got tied up again, but I have no photos of that event. Now listening to the sound of thunder, with excitement.

Sunday, 21 October 2007

school holidays

Originally uploaded by Crit Chicken
In the second week of the holidays we got around to doing all the things we were going to do in the first week, except we got sick. So we had haircuts, and lunch and merry-go-round rides in town. All on the same day. D'Arcy is looking pensive, which is by far the best facial expression for a merry-go-round. Except perhaps one of excitement. Still, you never quite know where you are with things that spin.

School has been back for a week. Someone has a birthday coming up, and someone else has to organise the party, so it's all systems go here. i still haven't found out what kind of cake he wants. Last year we got him an ice-cream cake from a local ice-cream maker, but i fear it may be too late for that. I'll giver her a ring tonight and find out, but I'll need to know a design for her...

Sunday, 7 October 2007

OMG! I've created a monster

OMG! I've created a monster
Originally uploaded by Crit Chicken
So we've been sick for a few days. D has been watching me play Scrabble through fcebook and was very interested. He remembered that there is a Trabble Scravel set in the cupboard, and got it out to play around with. I suggested that Scrab isn't that hard (especially since each time he gets sick with a vomiting fever thing his reading ability escalates enormously) and that he might like to try playing a game with me. We got down to it, and it was great. I helped him with a lot of his words, but not all of them, and he got the hang of it pretty well. It's still a challenge remembering that you have to attach your word to something (he didn't like that rule), and that if you play what my Scrabble buddies call a 'parlour trick' (where you lay out a word next to an existing word, creating a bunch of two-letter words) that all the two letter words need to make sense. The remaining letters on the right were mostly mine, I couldn't find anywhere sympathetic for them to go. Of course D'Arcy won.