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!!

18 November 2012

Snow snow snow

This is actually what the Tatapilla wants. I am not sure if this is a credible personality test as he just likes snow. Would we need labadorite here? I don't want to find out as yet.
You Are Action Oriented
You tend to act on impulse. You don't see much advantage to trying to think things through.
You can't stand to be stagnant. You rather be wandering aimlessly than standing still.

You have a fun personality, and you find it easy to get energized about almost anything.
You are quick to respond to everyone. You've got a comeback for anything!

Any Volunteer?

HO ho no! The festive season is facing its biggest crisis with a lack of Santas to stack the sacks in shopping store grottos across the state. The situation is so critical - especially in country towns - that a Mr Claus recruitment agency is signing up older teens to fulfil the Christmas wishes of every young child. "A lot of people believe it is a job only for a fat old man, but that's not the case," National Santa project manager for Bluestone Recruitment, Alan Ellis said. "We are calling on 19-year-olds and upwards. When you get them dressed up in their costumes, you wouldn't know their age. "You don't have to be fat because we will give you an artificial belly and we also give them an eyebrow-whitening pencil. "We need around 600 Santas this year, but we only have 300. We desperately need Santas for Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, the Blue Mountains and Dubbo." Mark Smithers, 28, said age is no barrier when it comes to being a good Santa and helping deliver Christmas to children. Read more: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/ho-ho-no-santa-shortage-critical/story-fneszs56-1226518630946#ixzz2CXCYeEU2
Any takers? I'm sure it'll be fun. It's community service despite the sweating in the suit as this summer has been predicted to be hot. Would they have some incentive (something like Iolo disk defragmenter) or is it asking too much?


It's hard to know how much is enough for a growing child. Sometimes, we want our kids to each as much as we can but there's a thin line between that and over feeding them. But I reckon, mother's instinct is still the best but as we live a very harried and hurried life, it is waning - more like our linear bearings are decreasing. Here's some input from bodyandsoul.com.au:
What’s a healthy weight? After the age of six months, plotting children’s weight and height in the health record book provided with their birth can give parents a fair idea of how their growth is tracking, says Dietitians Association of Australia spokeswoman Kate Di Prima. “If they are gaining weight proportionately, this is a healthy sign,” Di Prima says. She says if at six months your child is on, say, the 25th percentile line (that is, weighing under the average) and continues to track along this line, it is likely your child is gaining weight proportionately. “If parents are concerned, they could also check their child’s BMI and discuss it with a dietitian or their doctor or health nurse.” For older kids, she says clothes size is a good indication of their weight. “If they’re eight years old and the height of an eight-year old but wearing size 12, this could flag an issue with weight. Again, talk about this with the appropriate health professional.”