Monday, January 28, 2013

Electric Snowcat Pico

Daddy's been at it again. For the full instructions, check out: 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thea Sisters

Alice has always loved books. Although she is getting quite proficient at reading on her own (she zips through several short books a week), she still adores being read to. Lucky girl gets to listen to Estelle's bedtime stories before her own, and will drop almost anything to bound over and listen to a story she's heard 100 times already.

For her bedtime selection, we've been reading the adventures of the Thea Sisters. This is a band of five friends who travel the world and solve mysteries - mousy style! It's a spin-off of another popular kids series: Geronimo Stilton. Anyhow these are lovely chapter books for young readers with just the right mix between pictures, illustrative text and great stories. We read both English and French versions from the library or from the many titles Alice received at Christmas.

(full disclosure - I have not been paid to write about the Thea Sisters books, nor have I received any free books to advertise!)


Alice has drawn her five Thea Sisters friends;
numbered in order of preference (favorite one is Colette)
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Barbie activities


skateboarding

gymnastics

we are at the beach

in the jungle
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Monday, January 07, 2013

barbie poses




winter activities

rock band

groom the two horses

cooking in the kitchen

going for a ride

in the field

we are married

at the beach

swimming pool

at the movie theatre
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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Best Snow Fort EVER

We were blessed with some amazing snow this year to make bricks (20cm of wet stuff, which froze nicely). This was followed by 40cm of "easy to shovel snow" that packed well for tunneling. Two weeks of holidays and lots of helpers resulted in this fort. We put in a few escape slides to get away from the baddies if they get past the fortifications.