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Home Fun : Scholastic Books

Well, we've been continuing our book journey together. Thanks to Scholastic the kids enjoy the books over and over again. They pretty much love the ones they can sing to or do fun activities.
The boys really like 10 Hooting Owls by Simon Williams. They sing every page and they like to find the number on each page. It's good learning for the younger ones and the Owls are cute. We have another one: Where's Santa - Around the World by Louis Shea (below). Even Daddy got involved with them it was so much fun (below).

Here they are looking at We Wish You A Ripper Christmas by Colin Buchanan and Illustrations by Roland Harvey. This one came with a cd and the guy sings the words. It might be a tad bit too 'Outback' for us. I might like to see something that isn't too stereotype about Australia. I mean, for most of us, we're not surrounded by Koalas, Kangaroos and Emu's. But it's a nice one as Christmas is just around the corner. We still prefer The Bear We…

Kids shorts - MADE

It's Spring down here in Australia but it feels like summer. The weather can be quite hot one day, cooler at night, and mild the next day. You just can't tell. I think I can put away the winter jackets though. Normally with a change in the seasons I pack away clothes that will not be worn often and are just taking up valuable space in the cupboards. I also discover  what is missing for the kids. It turns out that my eldest girl has hardly any shorts or skirts for the warm weather.
I decided to buy a few shorts but for me the pricing of $20 is rather insane. I decided to buy the Kid Shorts pattern by Dana of MADE. It was a measly $6 which I should have bought ages ago. It's terrific because the sizing starts from 12months to 10 years!!! WOW. I knew I had to do make something nice with this sage coloured polka dot fabric I bought from the local fabric store.
I cut out the size 8 as my daughter needs a bit more room (and I don't have any problems with her eating habit, e…