Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Bellaire Toy and Plastic Brick Museum

Today we visited the above-mentioned place, which is NOT an official Lego museum, but I'm sure that's because of legalities. It is housed in a former school building, and contains three floors of exhibits, including a world-record making image spanning an entire gym floor.

Kwamai, Felicity and Erol all had a good time. I did too, but I manned the camera in order to not overload too much on tons of things to look at!

I'll post just a couple of pics to keep the computer from choking on me.

This last pic is a ship Kwamai built in the playroom and left as his own contribution to the exhibits. You can just see in his eyes how proud he was of his work.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Kwamai making Pisanki

Just had to share these great pictures of Kwamai that his friend's father took the other day. The group of kids were making Polish style Easter eggs -- Pisanki. The bottom one reminds me so much of his little baby face. :)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Choked-Up Mama Moment...

Last night as she was rummaging for something to do, Felicity exclaimed "Oh, I know!" and pulled the Children's Dictionary off the shelf to read.

**Sniff** How beautiful ...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Felicity: KofC Youth of the Year

To borrow a phrase from our Aussie cousin, Christine, Felicity was quite chuffed to receive the Youth of the Year award at the Knights of Columbus awards dinner on Saturday. She was awarded this for her help with shopping for every breakfast and for helping out for the last several months cracking eggs, handing out fruit cups, and such like.

Congratulations, Felicity!

(Yes, it looks hand-written, because it is, but a computer-generated form is on its way.)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Digital Archives!

I've realized what a wonderful place a blog is to save all of those artistic creations that fill our house. Here are a few, not so recent, that I've scanned for posterity. Here is a card Kwamai made for me on my last birthday. :)

This is one of Felicity's recent works of art. She loves colors and creating things.

Somehow this came out backwards from the scanner. Kwamai did not really write !MOM backwards. Between the body shape and the hair I could not resist holding on to this one!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy feast day

Felicity poses for a few feast day photos.

Today is the feast day of St. Felicity. Actually, it's Sts. Perpetua and Felicity. They were martyrs in Carthage, Tunisia in the year 203. They were young women, both with newborn babies: Perpetua a noblewoman and Felicity a slave. You can read their story here.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Here Come the Wild Pictures

My children are definitely not camera shy.


The stars of the show have been begging me to reactivate this blog, as they have recovered from the embarrassment they once experienced at the realization I was blogging about them.

And now they both can read.

So I guess I can't do much parental editorial.

But that's ok. Every day of parenting is a new and glorious adventure.

Felicity is now begging me to post that they are having a delightful time shredding old financial documents. Honestly, this is a deeply coveted activity in our house.

Guess why Kwamai grabbed a blanket for the photo shoot.