26 April 2011
The Easter Bunny
The commercialism of Easter (and all the other holidays) is very rampant here in Oz. Just like Christmas, things and food related to the holiday being celebrated.. are all over the shops, literally. But I suppose that's why the shops are in business. Because they make do of what's given to them or shall I say, of the tradition (it has become that overtime). The target market is mostly kids and of course, the ultimate victims are the parents especially those who can't say no to their kids, like us. So this easter, we succumb to the lure of the commercial items (no not the short term health insurance Blue Cross) but the easter bunny. This year is actually better as we didn't buy as much chocolate as the previous years. And we didn't eat them all at once. I have so many in the pantry that will last me another month or so.

It's all the novelty factor for a 3.5 year old boy, anyway.

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Redcliffe Sail Festival
It fell on Good Friday this year and we have learned our lesson from last year so we went there a little bit early. Yet, finding parking was still horrible. We had to go round and round, then ended up parking about half a km from the beach. That wasn't bad at all as the Tatapilla and I didn't walk back to the car. Just Daddy, lucky us.. we just waited on the sidewalk close to the beach for Mcj to pick us up.

I digress.

Anyway, the sail festival is the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yatch race. This year, it didn't start until 12 noon. We had a good look at the yatchs. There were also so many things for sale at the market.. from clothes to guitar, to stickers and jewellery (Mcj got me a pair). There was suppose to be lots of activities but we didn't get to it at all as the crowd was just massive. Walking on the footpath by the beach was a nightmare. It was like people were lining up for trophies. But the Tatapilla had ball at the beach. We didn't plan on him to play at the beach but it was the first attraction. A few minutes after we got there, he was already wet. We didn't take togs for him or towel so we made do with his jacket to dry him up. Good thing we brought him spare clothes. But the second time that he took a dip, he had to wear just his undies. Daddy said, they looked like speedo anyway. :)

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03 April 2011
Movies of the Week
I know that Iron Man 2 is rated M... not for kids. But what can I do when an almost 4 year old, likes it? Mcj watched it Saturday morning right after waking up and of course, when the Tatapilla woke up... he had to join. So far he likes it really especially that he owns and iron man toy. He actually wants to watch it again.

The chipmunks and the chippets (is that the correct spelling?) are real fun to watch. This had been played twice in our home just this weekend.

This weekend has been really glorious for us. Just the same relaxing weekend for the whole family. Learning of the Free shipping at ProFlowers is a bonus.
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To The Duck Park
We planned on going to the duck park this weekend - preferrably Sunday. We told the Tatapilla on Friday night and it seems he can't sleep while waiting for sunday to come. Last night, he asked what time are we going.. and I said in the morning, referring to sunday morning. He said he wants dark time and he actually meant to go there last night. He had reasoned out that ducks close their eyes on day time and open their eyes on dark time. :) We prevented a big teary episode last night because we were not going.

This morning, right after he woke up, he asked when are we going. He was told this afternoon.... and we have to spell out the chronicles of events before it's 4PM. He is relentless.. like he is waiting for a payday advance. Lesson learned, when going to places that he likes.. plan it without telling him or we wouldn't hear the end of it until we've been there.
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The making of a beautiful little boy to a BIG GUY that will melt a million hearts. :)

...a new word created by Dad (and Mum) to describe their BIG GUY who moves backward with his head when lying on his back - sort of like a caterpillar. Photobucket

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