toys

loving Lego

The year before last we got some super middle eastern themed Lego from the school fete. Sometimes we make it properly using the instructions but it’s so big we have to pull it apart to store it, so it is often used as creative Lego ….

I like seeing the kids follow the instructions and turn 2D into 3D, but I also love their own creations …  Like this boat Scarlett made last week.

And since then we’ve accumulated Lego friends for birthdays etc. This year Elise gave India a big set for her birthday, and then a set to Scarlett.

Elise has been a bit disappointed that India didn’t start hers … But India wanted to do it all by herself … And now Scarlett has some they can work side by side on their own projects.

The first day of the school holidays … India’s finished hers … Scarlett’s half way through …  And Jemima is setting up a game of hide and seek in the dessert oasis …

jigsaws

This is the post I was going to do last week.  I half wrote it, and then got distracted by Rocco … you can see that the jigsaws sit on the same shelf as Rocco.

Anyway, today I am finishing it.

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Jemima loves jigsaws. And so we have quite a few at our house. Not too many though.  I did a cull last year and just kept the best ones.  I was very pleased to send all those ‘first jigsaws’, you know the wooden ones with handles and 5 pieces, to a new home via our school fete.

All our jigsaws are second hand I think. I have bought them mostly from school fetes.  Except the Degas one, which came from the op shop in the car park behind Fairfield shops.

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I am partial to jigsawing myself, particularly on holidays … The Degas one is really mine … I just let the kids have a bit of a go at it!

rocco

Meet Rocco.   Rocco is one of Scarlett’s favourite toys. He’s been around for about a year now.   And he is a rock.  He doesn’t have a face or anything.  He’s just a plain old rock.  And he doesn’t do much, just sits around in his box.  And sometimes goes for walks in the pram.  Or sits on Scarlett’s bed.

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He lives in a take away plastic food container on the shelves next to her bed, with some of his family.  Often, particularly on holidays, his family expands significantly.

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When we went swimming in the rivers at Bright and Mount Beauty last summer our car kept getting filled with Rocco’s family.  And sometimes when we are at Airey’s Inlet new family members turn up in pockets and bags after time at the beach.

I bet you never knew that a rock, in a plastic container, could be so interesting.

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Can you spot Rocco and his family in their home on the shelves?