Sunday, December 31, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
It is a short history of the Celebration of Christmas around the world. One of them is Holland.
Well, I grew up there and never have seen a Zwarte Piet or "black Peter" like this one!
And that is not all, according to the story that goes with this, Dutch people say " Zalig Kerstfeest" when they see Sinterklaas.....................?
this is only the mistake they made for Holland, In south Africa they say according to GERMAN traditions "salig kersfees" introduced by Queen Victoria ????????? HUH, did I miss something at my history lessons?
No need to say, some corrections will accompany this homework.
The coloring in this work is great, regarding that T is totally not into any art whatsoever.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
This is our guest for these two weeks, Niner. He is very gentle and a very good guest. Usually he lives at school and in the weekends with the teacher, in the fourth grade Gate class. But because the teacher went on a little Trip this week and none of the parents volunteered to have Niner come over, he usually ends up here. I love rats, they are very intelligent and very lovable. We had two Driekus and Frederik. Driek lived up to the very old rat age of almost 4 years old. He died on Halloween night last year and if he had made it until Dec 7th that year he would have been 4. We got him when he was just 8 weeks old, and one of his brothers also became a classroom rat. That is how we got into "rat sitting" over the holidays.
It is very windy today, we went to the park to play soccer for a while but it was to windy. So we went home, made some hot cocoa and are just hanging out. I am going to put some socks on my knitting needles in a moment, anouther hat just finished. Maybe I'll post some pics of my soks in progress later.
Monday, December 25, 2006
and for me, I am going to enjoy the Da Vinci code on dvd right now, wonder if it is just as good as the book.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
And now the waiting game is on, what is Santa going to drop under our Christmas tree this year?
Friday, December 15, 2006
He wants to learn how to knit, can you teach me Mom??
Of course, so we sit down and to my surprise he quickly picks up and after one row he insists he does it all by himself.
It is going to be a scarf, so he can wear it to school after the Holidays. And "if I practice a lot, than I can knit faster than you mom, and then I will make scarves and socks and hats"
Wow, well first let's see how long this scarf is going to be.
And for the next half hour we work side by side, sharing a little small talk, until it is time to go to bed.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
look what came today, a surprise I won from Making Memories!!! and I never ever win something. Wow, it totally made my day.
T and I went to see Happy Feet today, If you haven't seen this movie it is the best!!! It even made me cry. And the music is so good, and all those dancing penguins, amazing how they think about the story and make those movies. And we saw some previeuws of the new Harry Potter movie, we can not wait to see that one.
OK back to the holiday card rush.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
I am making the last of my X-mas cards and they go out by the end of the week! This weekend we were at the winery, and with the rain it made for huge mud puddles. The boys were playing in them and every night I go home we have to hose of Tycho in the garage and take straight to the shower. What is better for boys than play in the mud and get very (and it is VERY) dirty? On Saturday the boys decided to make a "clubhouse" and when it was done the two oldest boys sat inside while Kev, the youngest one decided to paint the outside. Bright idea, he got hold of a bucket of roofing tar. No need to tell you he was really, really, really dirty!
Saturday, December 02, 2006