Saturday, August 10, 2013

So Many things

This morning I woke up feeling like a truck had run over me and thinking I. AM. SO. DONE. WITH. SUMMER!!

Seriously, I have enjoyed a full month with both kids at home but now half way through Summer with the August heat on everyone was getting whiny and I was frazzled and tired all the time.

Than 3 things happened that gave me a boost of so much needed energy....

  1. the weather went from super hot to cold wind and cloudy and while I do not like the dust that is managing to come inside my home, I welcomed the change with open arms and the feeling that Autumn is near hugged my heart and my senses.
  2. A friend posted a quote from Mother Theresa stating that the Lord never gives us more than we can handle but I wish he didn't trust me so much and felt like this is so true at this moment in time in my life
  3. I received confirmation that I am now officially a breastfeeding counsellor
All those helped me focus more and a few minutes ago while the kids were falling down to sleep it occurred to me that while it was being a tad more difficult right now to parent them, I was controlling myself more.  I was seeing when I was going to loose it and change the situation in a way that we all end up laughing.

And that quote from earlier made more sense and it brought me much more joy and I felt relieved because finally I was showing and teaching my kids how to go about controlling their feelings :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Outing at Hagar qim

Today we did an outing with some friends and while I forgot the camera half the time, here is what I remember the capture:


Greg building a temple back view


front view


The boys running in front - the girl tagging along at the back

Mnajdra Temple



There is a lot at the information centre for children to learn from and ours had great fun trying it all out!

We did fairies

Yes that is what we did.  Now we need to do them some houses but tat will be another day!  We got the idea from Nuturestore than scrambled it a bit.  

What we used:



toilet paper carton & egg cartons for body and head


yarn for hair


we cut half the toilet paper carton and a piece of the egg carton

and stuck them on with PVA glue



added the hair and drew in the face than added a piece of clothe for the dress



we than cut fairy wings and painted them

we added glitters and flowers to them


than stuck them on




And because they have no houses yet we have placed them in the nature table :)

picnic & painting

We had a picnic under the trees of Ta Qali recently and it was very fun


here they are collecting pine cones

looking at glue made by trees and understanding why

 We also painted on different textures.  Ours were: cork, rock, bark & leaves



we also printed the leaves on a paper


Saturday, August 10, 2013

So Many things

This morning I woke up feeling like a truck had run over me and thinking I. AM. SO. DONE. WITH. SUMMER!!

Seriously, I have enjoyed a full month with both kids at home but now half way through Summer with the August heat on everyone was getting whiny and I was frazzled and tired all the time.

Than 3 things happened that gave me a boost of so much needed energy....

  1. the weather went from super hot to cold wind and cloudy and while I do not like the dust that is managing to come inside my home, I welcomed the change with open arms and the feeling that Autumn is near hugged my heart and my senses.
  2. A friend posted a quote from Mother Theresa stating that the Lord never gives us more than we can handle but I wish he didn't trust me so much and felt like this is so true at this moment in time in my life
  3. I received confirmation that I am now officially a breastfeeding counsellor
All those helped me focus more and a few minutes ago while the kids were falling down to sleep it occurred to me that while it was being a tad more difficult right now to parent them, I was controlling myself more.  I was seeing when I was going to loose it and change the situation in a way that we all end up laughing.

And that quote from earlier made more sense and it brought me much more joy and I felt relieved because finally I was showing and teaching my kids how to go about controlling their feelings :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Outing at Hagar qim

Today we did an outing with some friends and while I forgot the camera half the time, here is what I remember the capture:


Greg building a temple back view


front view


The boys running in front - the girl tagging along at the back

Mnajdra Temple



There is a lot at the information centre for children to learn from and ours had great fun trying it all out!

We did fairies

Yes that is what we did.  Now we need to do them some houses but tat will be another day!  We got the idea from Nuturestore than scrambled it a bit.  

What we used:



toilet paper carton & egg cartons for body and head


yarn for hair


we cut half the toilet paper carton and a piece of the egg carton

and stuck them on with PVA glue



added the hair and drew in the face than added a piece of clothe for the dress



we than cut fairy wings and painted them

we added glitters and flowers to them


than stuck them on




And because they have no houses yet we have placed them in the nature table :)

picnic & painting

We had a picnic under the trees of Ta Qali recently and it was very fun


here they are collecting pine cones

looking at glue made by trees and understanding why

 We also painted on different textures.  Ours were: cork, rock, bark & leaves



we also printed the leaves on a paper