December 15, 2012

Another Letter to Santa

I found another letter last night with the familiar drawing of Santa by the front door. This time, I needed to make Rudolph’s footprints and had to get even more creative…

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I made him another mobile using a Whole Foods paper bag  and hung it up on his doorway.

And the piece de resistance! I got him reindeer footprints!

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December 14, 2012

Letter to Santa

Childhood innocence is so fleeting. For a 7 year old, the big questions like “Is Santa real?” needs to be answered. But I’m a romantic at heart and so while my children are still little, I’d still like them to believe in the magic of Christmas. So when I found a little envelope addressed to Santa by the front door, this is what I did…

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The letter

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October 26, 2012

Toothpaste Man Vs Cavity Man

Toothpaste man was flying over the city. below cavity man had a sack of cavities. But not ordinary cavities. They were trained cavities. They rot teeth well. “Hey can you stop!!! Um no” said Toothpaste man. Toothpaste Man was happy. But until Cavity Man did a backup.

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October 15, 2012

Ft McHenry

Oh say can you see? By the dawn’s early light

Ft McHenry, also known as the Star Fort. The Star Spangled Banner was written at the American Revolution.

Here’s more about Ft McHenry! My seven year old has been singing the Star Spangled Banner non stop. He loves reading about the American Revolution and this is what he came up with. Being non-Americans, we learnt a thing or two!

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September 29, 2012

The Last Dinner As a Six Year Old

What a foodie rileyPOP! is. It was the evening before he turned seven and I asked him to write some some thoughts on being six. Here’s what he wrote:

Today was my last dinner as a six year old. Dinner was lobster and onions. And pears and cauliflower and peas.

An Interview With A Six Year Old rileyPOP!

1) What were your favorite parts of being six?

Science camp at The Lab, sports camp and space camp. Going to the beach in Mexico.

2) What are you looking forward to when you are seven?

More challenging things. I like tests, more tests!! And Googie… and being a BIG BIG brother.

September 19, 2012

Lego Hamlet

Inspired by a mini figure he received at a Lego Birthday party – rileyPOP! decided to create this stage scene.

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I love that he walks around the house with his hands stretched out saying “Alas Poor Yorick! I knew him well, Horatio!”

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June 17, 2012

The Avengers!

What is it about boys and superheroes? We’ve not let rileyPOP! watch the movie as yet but a little bit of the cartoons. Also I’ve no idea who Ha Wacky is. Anyone enlighten us?

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June 17, 2012

Happy Father’s Day Dada!

Inspired by a day out at the Dallas Arboretum with the amaaazing Chihuly outdoor glass installations!

Did you know that Father’s day is the first Sunday in September in Australia? Since we now live in the US, lucky Dada gets 2 Father’s Day celebrations a year!

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June 12, 2012

All about Gigantocypris & Copepods

It’s official, my six year old is smarter than me. Here is his new book – All About Gigantocypris and Copepods. He told me how gigantocypris were ostracods and liked to dine on copepods. I had to look it up. I mean come on… ‘copepods?’ – I thought it was a made up name but alas… my little scientist actually had done some research. Continue reading

May 27, 2012

Reflections of Kindergarten – 1st and last day of school

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