Happy 4th Birthday

Enjoyed cake and party with friends at daycare.

First few books

Enjoyed reading at a very early age.

Supposedly Iron Man

So cute! The background and setting are just toppings.

Feeding the seagulls

Picnic with Harbour Bridge in the background

First real bed with wheels

The best Christmas present ever!!

27 January 2012

Big Brother Phase

The Tatapilla is in a big brother phase. It would really be interesting to see if he has a little sister or brother to practice on. But that's another story.

Anyway, he has lots of stuffed toys and there's one blue bear that he favours. I can't remember buying it, must be a hand-me-down. But he likes it so much that he carries it with him around the house. He plays the big brother like looking after it, changing the nappy - pretend of course and just being the protective big brother. Just this morning, I saw the bear at the kitchen on the floor so I threw it at him in the lounge and I was told off during breakfast that just because I saw it in the floor it doesn't mean that I can throw it at him. The bear could get hurt. I didn't have an excuse for my abominable behaviour, really.

On another note, I read this letter from a Dad asking for advise for getting his kids (teenager) to do work around the house and I am just horrified. I haven't lived here long enough to really know how the parents should treat their children but I am not concern of that anyway. I rear Jens how I was brought-up regardless. But, I reckon as parents we need to teach our children young because they will be as adults what we teach them when they are in their formative years. There are so many things to teach our kids, like being kind to nature (and maybe use composters), being empathetic to others and just being a nice individual.

03 January 2012

New School

Today, the Tatapilla started on a new school. Still kindy or should I say pre-prep but a little bit different from the previous. We don't have any complaints on the previous, as a matter of fact, we will recommend it to anybody. The reason for the move is because of our moving to the area permanently. This is the 3rd school that he has been on. Hopefully, this is the last until he gets to prep. One big plus on this shift is the distance from home. Imagine taking you kid to school for just 2 minutes from your home? We can walk if the weather is nice or the Tatapilla can ride his bike.

The big consideration for shifting kindy is the kind of school and how is it run. He's moved before but it was so short and not so sweet. We want the best for our kid in preparation for his future ( which could involve Obstetrician & Gynecologist Jobs - it doesn't really matter). Plus, we want him to be happy. At the end of the day, that's the biggest factor.