I’m becoming more conscious of saying Yes and No. In work life I am saying no more often. Focusing on the work that I feel makes me happy-er. In my family life I am saying ‘yes’, ‘sure’ & ‘why not’, sometimes with a happy and surprised face from my boys 🙂 It feels good!
Today we made fairy cakes. I’ve not done enough cooking and baking with the boys. I hope to change this 🙂
“I Didn’t Learn Anything At School Today” My son (Ben) came home from school one day and said the above, he was quite proud of it too. “Why didn’t you learn anything at school,” I asked. “I already knew what they taught in maths. Then we had extra play time. And got to watch a … [Read more…]
I’m homeschooling / unschooling Aaron. He has a brother, Ben, 18 months younger than him and he goes to school. The thing is that he seems quite happy with school, I feel like right now school suits Ben’s learning and social style. It’s not perfect, but good enough. Ben likes to be around people … [Read more…]
I’ve started creating a collection of animals drawings and activities. Here’s a start – birds, tigers and bees!
Aaron got our pot of loose change and decided to count it. I love it when he does things like this, on the spur of the moment, maintaining long concentration and feeling really proud at the end!
Everyday we don’t have something planned outside we head out for around an hour to do exercise. At the moment this includes tennis, table tennis and cycling. We are lucky to be able to do all of this on our doorstep – we have a nice park just a small block away. This is actually … [Read more…]
In the run up to Easter we’ve created a few Easter related images – eggs and bunnies mostly! We hope you enjoy. For your convenience you can download the whole thing as a single PDF too. Download The Easter Ebook (PDF)
This is cool. Do check it out. The Rise of the Artist at DeviantArt. I’m personally learning to do draw this year, a lot of it in a digital sense with my iPad. I find it helps me visualising and sharing my ideas. I’ve also started doing kiddy related drawings over at Messy Times. I’m enjoying … [Read more…]
Today was the first day of unschooling. I first had to drop Ben off at his first day of school. He looked terrified. Fortunately he was happy and smiling when I picked him up at the end of the day. He had a good time. Phew! We got lots done with Aaron. Exponents He showed … [Read more…]
ShurIkens of Ice from Lego Ninjago, various options to download and print. Download Big Shurikens Of Ice (PDF) [button link=”http://messytimes.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/shurkiens8.pdf”]Download 8 Pack (PDF)[/button] (PDF is better quality for printing) Download Dotted Shurikens Of Ice (PDF)
Lego Ninjago – Gold Ninja – dotted version ideal for practicing to draw. Download Gold Ninja PDF
Lego Ninjago – Gold Ninja for colouring in. Download Gold Ninja (PDF)
This is a creation of the Sensei Wu colouring in page in a dotted version. This is great drawing practice for the kids. Download Sensei Wu Tracing Version (PDF)