I’ve run out of room in the vegetable garden. It is full…… over full really. We will get to building another garden bed but I just could wait for that to happen before I got some herbs planted. I just cringe every time I buy a bunch of herbs at the supermarket. Not only do I think they are ridiculously expensive but they are never as fresh as I would hope.
Ben and I were watching Play School on ABC 4 Kids a couple of weeks ago and I saw the solution. The wonderful Alex helped me out (have a bit of a crush….. hilarious!!). I also thought it would be a bit of fun to get Ben involved as well. As it happened it ended up to be a whole family affair with Andrew and Ben helping me out.
So we began to make our Colander Face Pot Plants (click on link for instructions or it is pretty easy to follow from our pictures.
Ben’s is a scarey face in case you didn’t know that!
I had grown basil and thyme from heirloom seeds. We purchased rosemary and mint to plant as well. I realise that they will soon out grow their colander pots but by then I will have another garden (please xo).
We added them to the corners of our garden. Ben had the job of watering them. It started like this……
Ben has stories every night before bed. Every night he wants just one more story….he begs just one more story PLEASE!!. Andrew began to read nursery rhymes to Ben instead of another story. Now bedtime consists of two stories and a few nursery rhymes.
Ben has had a rough few days sick with croup, tonsillitis and an ear infection. I filmed him last night singing the nursery rhymes. He was soooo tired and soooo blocked up but insisted that he still had to have his nursery rhymes. Poor little man could hardly keep his eyes open. I know I have my ‘Mummy Goggles’ on but goodness he is just so darn beautiful!!!
Sing a Song of Sixpence
Baa Baa Black Sheep (with Ben’s ending)
Mary Had a Little Lamb (just couldn’t make it to the end)
Ben and I started the morning with great enthusiasm and excitement. Today was the day of the Play School Concert. We couldn’t wait!! Well…. It didn’t exactly stay that way or go to plan. We made sure we arrived in plenty of time to get a good possie. We ended up with front row seats which I thought was going to be excellent. We had front row seats last time we saw Play School. The shows storyline saw the presenters take Big Ted, Little Ted and Jemina through adventures on their way to Humpty’s house for a picnic. I was sooooooo excited that the presenters were Alex Papps and Abi Tucker. Alex is my all time favorite presenter!! Ben thinks he is pretty cool as well (heheheh). When the concert began it didn’t take long for Ben to cover his ears and cling to me for dear life. It was a little loud but I thought he would relax as the show continued. During one of the songs Alex came down from the stage dressed as a monkey and pretended to steal my bag. I think he was trying to get Ben to smile. I thought this was cute and my heart skipped a beat as I have a tiny crush on Alex ………….but Ben was not impressed and began to cry telling him to ‘give his mummy’s bag back’. Ben didn’t really recover from this although I think I did see a brief smile at one point. Ben continued to complain about the noise and sat in my lap with his bunnies over his ears. I thought it best to move away from the front and head towards the back. But still Ben was not impressed. It was time to leave! I was gutted that we had to leave before we got to Humpty’s picnic!! Once Ben and I left the auditorium Ben gave me a big smile and said ‘Bust My Buffers it was loud’. My heartbreak over Humpty was gone and I gave my little man a great big hug! Maybe next time we will sit right at the back!!!
Play School live shows are specially designed to delight children and parents alike. Ben, Andrew, Chris, Bree, Joseph and myself recently attended a concert at Cavendish Road High School Hall. The show features 40 minutes of songs, games and stories with two of the TV Shows presenters (Leah and Teo) along with many of the well-loved toys. Everything in the concerts was carefully paced especially for the little ones. There was songs to move to, as well as quiet times to just watch and listen. Ben and Joseph just adored it. They spent most of the time on our laps clapping and singing but did work up the courage to get up and dance. It was fantastic – highly recommended!
I am continually amazed at the power the Wiggles has over Benjamin. He loves them. I would not have thought that a one year old could really enjoy television or be able to tell one TV show from another. Well surprise surprise they can. It is no secret that as a Early Childhood Teacher I am not a fan of children watching TV but as a parent I say ‘Bring on the Wiggles’. It has become a 5pm ritual in our house that the ‘Wiggles’ or ‘Play School’ gets put on until it is bath time. What a godsend they are. The past few weeks Ben has been teething and has been terrible at eating his dinner. Tonight in front of the new Wiggles DVD – You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, he ate every single bite and was looking for more. The Wiggles have definitely made our lives easier and do I dare say a little more enjoyable. I must also add that I love Play School and Ben is very partial to the DVD – Play School Out of the Box (especially Wednesday). He will get this DVD and pass it to me and say ‘Broooommm, Brooommm’. That is his way of saying Wednesday’s episode as it has a car song. He squeals with delight when you put it on. I never thought I would be a fan of children watching DVD’s but for short periods it is fantastic!!