Monday, May 28, 2012

Monkey see, monkey do

Me: Ben, why are you doing that? (putting his water bottle somewhere dirty)

Ben: Well, Ethan did it.

Me: if Ethan jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?
Ben: yes

Me: what if Ethan jumped off and got hurt, would you still do it?

Ben: yeah, if it was a spiky ground or a soft ground....(trailed off in thought)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Height and weight 4yrs 3weeks old

Height 104cm (40.9 inches)
Weight 17.5kg (38.5lb)

Height 102cm (40.1 inches)
Weight 15.5kg (34.2lb)

Brrrr cold!

We've just spent the last 3 weeks in warm sunny weather. Wearing shorts and t-shirts and swimming.
We've come home to Australia and winter is here :(

Yesterday the temp reached a high of17C (62F) and overnight it fell to 4C (39F)
I know to many that's not that cold, especially my USA friends who get snow for months, but for us, especially as we've been in 32C (90F) sun for weeks, it's cold here!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012


Ben: look mum, it says exit over there.
Mum: oh yeah, how do you know it says exit? (not an obvious exit sign)
Ben: it says E X one T

We have not made much effort at all to teach the boys to read yet, (they know most, but not all letters) but Ben has picked up his first sight word, all by himself!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hawaiian bliss!

We are in hawaii now! We've been here for 4 days, and only have 2 days to go :(
It's simply gorgeous here. We are staying close to the beach and the hotel (Hawaiian Hilton) is just beautiful!
We have been swimming in the ocean, lagoon and multiple pools each day. .

I've just got a few photos to share. Sorry about the quality, they are photos of photos. (better quality coming once we get home)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

We're in Texas Y'all!

We made it to Texas!
We're visiting friends and having a wonderful time!

Today we visited the children's museum then went out to dinner at a Texas Mexican restaurant. It was YUMMMM!!!!!!

Below is our boys with their new friends after dinner :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Disney again!

Today we went to Disney again. We spent the morning at Animal Kingdom. We did the Kilimanjaro Safari, which was great and we saw lots of African animals. Graham and Sal did the Everest roller coaster. Tracie, Sal, Ben and Grandma did the Kali River Rapid ride and all got SOAKING wet! Ben is a dare devil and LOVES rides!

After a lunch at the rainforest cafe, we went to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Graham, Sal and Grandma did the Tower of Terror (dropping suddenly in an elevator) and Sal and Graham did an indoor dark and upside down roller coaster.
Ben and Ethan (and us mums) enjoyed Toy Story Mainia and Disney Junior live on stage.
We got to meet Handy Manny and Jake (and the pirates).
We had another great day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lego land

Today we went to lego land. It was a great day. We arrived at opening, 10am and stated until the park closed at 5pm.

We went on heaps of rides, our favourites were the ones that splashed us with water. It was hot again today!
Sal and the boys went on a massive dragon roller coaster. We also did 2 fire truck rides and saw a fire fighter show. The boys love Lego city fire truck books, and we're delighted to see their favourites turned into rides.
We bought them some Lego, and even found some new Lego city books we hadn't seen before.
It was a great day, the boys had a wonderful time and so did us mums!
(only 3 pics, more to follow when we get home)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Ben and Ethan!!

Today is Ben and Ethan's 4th birthday. We arrived in Orlando yesterday and spent their birthday at Disney World's Magic Kingdom!

We had a wonderfully magic day. The weather was warm and perfect. We went on about 10-12 rides, the boys were great and loved every minute of it. They were spoilt by everyone as they wore badges to say it was their birthday. We had a character dinner and they LOVED meeting Mickey Mouse. It was an absolutely perfect day :)

The following is a small selection of photos. They are all terrible quality as I took them on my good camera, and these pics are just iphone photos of the camera's screen. I'll upload the good ones when I get home.