Monthly Archives: September 2009

Postcard from Gabby

A while back Gabby’s Mum took Lillian and Gabby to Federation Square.  They each wrote a postcard to each other.  This week Gabby’s arrived.

postcard

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Can ride bike now

On Monday she thought she’d like to try riding her own bicycle to school, without training wheels.  I pumped up the tyres and lowered the seat so her feet could comfortably touch the ground even when she’s sitting.  She got on and with a bit of help started rolling down Morrah St, on the footpath.  She found that if she held her legs out straight sideways, this helped her balance.  But she was still very wobbly.  But she started to get the hang of it, and rode, sort of, all the the way to school and back that afternoon. 
Today, Wednesday, she’s much more confident.  She enjoys riding around and around the school yard.
I find it interesting to how “multi-tasking” kids can be.  Having only just learned to balance on a bike, Lillian was riding, watching me and talking all at once.  Our brains take care of so much for us without any need for conscious attention; and many different things at the same time. 

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Swan

At school Lillian made a very swan-like little clay swan.  It came with a little nest, with little eggs in the nest.  Unfortunately it fell on the floor and broke.  She fixed it, with sticky tape of course.  Very useful stuff, sticky tape.  I bought her a big new roll the other day. 

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Cat chasing gingerbread man

Lillian has been very emotional and grumpy this evening.  Tired after a too-long day at school.

But she did do a cute picture:

cat chasing gingerbread

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You and me

Lillian came up with a picture.

“Look Daddy, I did this for you.”

“Thank you, that’s nice.  Who is it?”

“Its you and me!”

people

A bit later I found this one also:

people2

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Chinese ditty

chineseditty

Click on image to download and view movie.  You’ll probably need QuickTime Player.

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