1. What is your favorite color? yellow!
2. What is your favorite toy? Hello Kitty balloons (that we'd got for her birthday)
3. What is your favorite fruit? peaches
4. What is your favorite tv show? Yo Gabba Gabba, still
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? vegemite sandwich
6. What is your favorite outfit? Yo Gabba Gabba dress
7. What is your favorite game? Hungry Hippos
8. What is your favorite snack? yoghurt
9. What is your favorite animal? The Lion King
10. What is your favorite song? twinkle, twinkle little star
11. What is your favorite book? Hairy Maclary
12. Who is your best friend? Emilia (Matilda was quite upset about this answer)
13. What is your favorite cereal? none, vegemite toast
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? ride my bike
15. What is your favorite drink? cordial (oopsies)
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? her answer was Tweety, which is a weird blow up plastic teletubby toy she got out of vending machine thing about a week ago and she's been taking it around with her everywhere since. Rabbi, a soft rabbit that Emilia was given for Easter has been the regular choice since Easter though.
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? toast
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? lasange
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? a popstar (because of the Barbie movie The Princess and the Popstar, which Matilda adores so therefore Polly adores... and because Matilda wants to be the Princess, Polly will be the Popstar).
Now that our girls have entered the years of school craft and Mother's Day stalls we have decided to keep our gift giving for Mother's and Father's Days just to the things the girls make or buy at day care, kindy, school or if they want to make something extra at home. We really don't need any more stuff and I don't like the idea of buying things that we know are going to end up as landfill just because it's tradition to give something.
So I was woken up on Mother's Day this year with breakfast in bed by these cuties with their hand made or picked gifts.
Matilda had made a Mothers Day card at Kindy together with a painted envelope and Polly had picked out a bunch of chocolate 'flowers' for me from the Mother's Day stall at her day care. They were both very proud of themselves and enjoyed telling me all about their gifts as they sat there and ate my chocolates.
We had plans to go to my Mum's place for lunch (cooked by my brother and sister, lovely!) but before we headed over there we had planned a little family outing. The girls finished up their art for Granny and then we packed into the car and headed to Samford for the Vintage Fair.
In the end the Vintage Fair didn't end up being as big as we had expected, and the girls had been hoping for face painters - cause every Fair needs face painters right? - so we decided to head to the Eagle Farm markets and try our luck there.
Unfortunately for the girls, the usual face painter was not there either, so they had to be content with the jumping castle. Even more exciting though we found a new stall there, selling Kurtosh, so yummy.
Then off to mum and dad's for lunch and a lazy afternoon hanging out with family and making a sneaky little nap on the couch. Not a bad way to spend the day.
Hope all you mums, aunties, sisters, friends and everyone else that helps raise someone's children had a lovely day too. They do say it takes a village, and I know my three girls definitely take more than just I could give so I'm thankful for all the help and support we get along the way!
We love birthdays in this household. They're a big deal. We wake up early (not really different to any other day) and all pile into our bed to open up presents. At least one totally annoying musical card is required.
And there's always a party, even if it's not really a party. For Polly's birthday we had decided to not really have a big party, but just have Granny and Pa and Aunties and Uncles around for a birthday dinner. This means our girls were the only kids. No reason not to get a little bit carried away though.
Polly loves Hello Kitty, although we suspect this is because she initially believed it to be Yellow Kitty, she seriously loves yellow. So we had a little party for afternoon tea with a Hello Kitty vibe.
When we went to Hawaii we visited a party shop and I'd bought some stuff back for party favours. You can get a bit crazy when you're only making 2 (Emilia lucked out)... Hello Kitty is big in Hawaii. I bought the cake tin there too.
After afternoon tea we played pass the parcel and musical chairs (with the adults) and then it was time for dinner and finally cake.
After a lazy Saturday breakfast a couple of weeks ago the girls were desperate to put some glue on stuff and 'craft'. They wanted to make chickens. I don't know why.
They collected their materials - egg cartons, paper cups, some small plastic bowls, feathers, rhinestones and pipe cleaners. Apparently everything you need to make some chickens. We got busy. Kid craft can get pretty random around these parts, but we take it pretty seriously.
15 minutes later and the girls wanted their Dad's help, so he joined in too. All of a sudden they were making UFOs. As you do.
And by putting this on the blog I've just realised I'm going to get myself into trouble because the girls are going to end up seeing these photos, then they're going to want said UFOs and then they're going to realised Mummy has chucked them out.
I almost didn't post this because it was almost a week ago but we had such a nice day I decided to do it anyway. We've been trying to slow things down around here lately and we were able to get some of it on Anzac Day.
The girls got to ride their bikes.
We all made Anzac bickies (and a mess) together.
Then we packed them up and headed to the park to meet some friends and have a play.
A lovely day to remember how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful and free country. And the slower pace was much appreciated by everyone.