Well we have certainly been missing in action. I never thought that I would have missed close to two months without some sort of interaction here. BUT it has been awhile.
I have to say I didn’t expect that that back to school with the kiddie winks with be such a challenge! Only now getting a hang of all of them being at school and school is almost over. LOL.
Hoping to get more with it here in the next few day because even though I was overwhelmed there are still many cool fun things that I want to share and want to do or have done…. so yeah there will be more in a little bit.
Love the American holiday of ThanksGiving for two reasons
1) who could resist a day/weekend that is dedicated to be thankful which involves food and family
2) hey it is always almost exactly a month away from Christmas the most wonderful time ever! LOL so looking forward to pulling out the decorations this weekend. And no it is not too early at all.
In the spirit of the American Thanksgiving Day want to wish every one from the US a happy happy holiday!
So grateful for you all and so grateful for my happy smiling children.
I saw this youtube video today here and felt I had to share, as it certainly ties in with the spirit of being thankful and does a great job of making smiles happen. ‘Kid President’s 20things We should Say More Often’
Have a great day and great weekend everybody.
and Happy Thanksgiving to who it applies.
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Well the babies of the crew are no longer babies. It is official they are big school going people. School has been back in session for exactly one week for our household and well its taken about that for it to be tear free almost. Wouldn’t it be nice if back to school or entering school could be as easy as going to the beach. :D
Luckily through song, play and colouring the girls are being drawn in because hey learning is an exciting and awesome thing.
How has your back to school experience been?
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All the house guests are gone.
August said good bye for this year and September is upon us two days strong.
And with September comes school.
I believe I join the kiddies in the following sentiment… LOL
By the end of this week all of Jamaica should be back to school.
And joining them would be the entire Kid Friendly crew. The little ones start ‘big school’ on Wednesday and I am training myself not to wail at the school doors LOL.
As of last week we have been slowly getting back into a school routine. We cut down on tv watching, started up some educational games on the computer, included everyone in the book and uniform shopping and it has been early to bed for most everyone.
I read somewhere that a parent’s positive attitude to school contributes importantly on the child’s attitude to school. As you can tell by the little comic I chose for this post that a little work is needed by this parent. LOL.
Sharing the following links with you:
Caribbean Tots to Teens has a few tips for back to school. I am especially liking their acronym for school. click here.
I have been toying with the idea of a schedule for the kiddies. One that keeps them on top of their chores and allows them to tick it off as the day goes along. Yes they have chores… but shhh don’t tell them I haven’t labelled them as work. I have been loving this idea from early this year but gave into procrastination and never adapted it to our needs. Click here.
And well with school, homework returns. Click here for 8 homework help sites.
Here is to a successful, fun learning school year for all students old and young.
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1. Load up on park snacks
2. Noise markers- horns, air clappers are a must. Also grab a few flags.
3. Allow them free reign on the camera
4. Take wild crowd pictures with them
5. Pose with large statues.
6. Take picture with CPLT20 mascot
7. Get airbrushed as well
Do all of those and you should get some 6s.
Last Sunday we headed off to see the Jamaica Tallawahs take on the Trinidad Red Steels in the Caribbean Premier League T-20 our older 2 and their 2 cousins… and I have to admit with some level of trepidation.
4 children under the age of 12 and none of them the least bit interested in cricket yup just a little bit nervous.
But it turned out great they appeared to have a good time and they only started to ask to leave in the middle of the second half of the game so just had to stall them an hour.
It was great fun introducing them to the fun side of the sport.
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Absolutely concentrating on play here!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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Looking through some of our photos from last year ‘summer’ I realised that we did some fun things (what else is new here right LOL) that I never shared here. Oops.
Sharing it here now because we are hoping to do quite a few of the same things this year as well.
Last year summer we:
Had a full house we had these two with us. And yay they will be visiting us again.
There was also lots of tree climbing, bike riding and outside play.
We hit the pool
As I have said this before- there is nothing to me that says summer more than children splashing and shrieking in delight at a pool.
We chatted with peacocks, parrots, ostriches, flamingos, scarlet ibises and deers at the zoo.
At one point that were 14 persons under our roof
The zoo has changed a good bit since last year. This year we are super excited to visit Lucas the Lion. Oh and the entrance fee has gone up a bit. It is now $1,500 for adults and $1,000. We wouldn’t be visiting as often as we use to it is now a bit pricey for my large family. (Think the price hike is necessary though because all the renovations are so awesome.)
We went to the music exhibition at the Institute of Jamaica it ou was fascinating. If you have the time you should take the kiddies to one of their exhibits.
(Didn’t take pics of the instruments strangely enough)
And of course the beach- Fort Clarence and some fish.
These holidays would be awesome if we only did half of the these thing. And we shall.
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As promised I have had the kiddies knee deep in….. no not sand, sea or surf but summer school. And I refused to be viewed as a meanie LOL.
I just thought some revising was required.
The children have been doing fun things though, lots of playtime outside, and a good bit of t.v. time in spite of the fact that we have took one cable box completely out.
We went to the circus. Woohoo! ( With all the excitement there are no pictures, well maybe one blurry one) The children enjoyed it immensely, each having their favourite moments- the juggling, the acrobats the fire hoolahooping and the martial arts display which looked alot like bending ala Avatar the Last Airbender It was a great outing though we did think some of the acts were too long and I have to say it, we… ok I was really disappointed that there were no animals. Not even a ring jumping poodle with a fake lion’s mane attached.
Seriously though it was a nice show. And as I said, most importantly, all the children enjoyed it, including the little ones.
To the movies we went! To see Despicable Me Too. I think this little one said it the best
“Mummy! That was the BEST movie ever!!”
And yes I have to admit it was great. Enjoyed the story line along with the kiddies and the 3D effects were the best I have seen yet. I literally ducked when the minions flung something out of the screen. LOL. So all we have to say is if you haven’t seen this movie yet then you need to. Very funny.
Surfing through Pinterest and found this craft and really looking forward to making this with the cuties in honour of such a fun show.
So what have you been up to?
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