Black sheep with Mery

My kids had a fancy dress competition today. The theme was nursery rhyme characters and  they had to dress as their favourite Nursery rhyme character and had to do a small presentation on it- not more than 1 minute. Achu choose “Mary had a little lamb”

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It was super easy, I only had to sew this lamb out of a white towel 🙂

Aaku’s rhyme was ”Baa, Baa black sheep” And here is she before leaving to school

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I made this coat by sewing cotton straps on her old shirt, same for the head. She is looking so pretty with the three bags in her hand, isn’t she?

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So my Mary said that she was one of the selected students from her class, and my Black sheep got afraid and needed help to sing the rhyme!!

lately

I have been doing a little this and that for past few weeks.

paper mache dolls
paper mache dolls
crocheting a bag
crocheting a bag
one more
one more..
reusing this into....
reusing this into….
a suit set for achu
….a suit set for Achu
and a frock for aaku
and a frock for Aaku
a key ring
a key ring
polke dot dress for achu
polka dot dress for Achu

and not to miss hair cut for her as well 🙂

summer holidays

We are enjoying our summer holidays. DDs are playing all day long with their dolls or no-dolls, watching 3hr tv: as there is always some animation movie after lunch time, reading books: they must read by themselves when they want and I must read to them before sleeping, there is most of the days no nap and long sleep at night, waking up late, splashing in pool with papa and a lot of other things. some are clicked:

coloring sometime
coloring sometime
made jewelry for ourself
made jewelry for

ourselves

paper mache doll
paper mache doll
trying hand on cardboard loom
trying hands on cardboard loom
painting
painting
paper planes
paper planes
rag doll
rag doll
partying
partying

Baby Baby

Ever since my sister got a baby girl my girls are thrilled by the idea of a baby and so the playing is shifted to the baby stuff a lot. I was crocheting this cute dress for the baby 2013-02-21 22.49.24

and they also wanted to do some dressing for their baby doll.

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The crochet dress is from the book  “The crochet Bible”  by Sue Whiting

Aaku in C mode :)

C= creative

yes she is creating.. all by herself.

As we are having the holidays I am mostly busy with my cleaning, cooking, crafting etc. but the kids don’t have anything extra to do… they are starting their days with reading books and then shifting to the playing and watching tv…  they are really bored of this and daily are asking to go to school.

in all this they have become  interested in creating things (blame to art attack from Disney tv) they will see something and ask me for the supplies… sometimes I don’t have… Achu will be sad and will get busy in playing with toys but Aaku started creating puzzles. she is gifting them to us all the time 🙂

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here is Achu puzzle (with tattoos on face), mini puzzle (she made it by putting her mini doll in her front), papa puzzle (at the corner) and another Achu puzzle (shhhh…I misplaced one piece somewhere).

Here is her tiny airplane

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you can see it is less then the half of our remote, and it has a smiling face too.

and the next is her cute wall hanging..

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here she is following the instructions to create the fur tree which I showed her how to do.

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In all these Achu is also trying to create… here is her gift to me… looking like a tulip

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you can see in background are the greeting cards made by both of them 🙂

an outing

We went on a picnic on last Saturday.  The picnic was organised by my DH’s company for the employers and family at Prakrithi resort  Bangalore.

Achu decided to swing instead of jumping in the bouncy.  DSC00857and so did Aku

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Slide was the next big hit

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hey had a bubble show for children and each of them enjoyed it be a big child or a little one.

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Chasing the bubbles

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and we were provided kite making kits, on which I tried my hand and succeeded to make one. But it didn’t fly and soon Achu was trying her hand on it

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she tried hard

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and harder

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and she was running with it for a lot of time in the sunny weather…  so they felt so good when I asked to take out the warm clothes and put on the sunglasses

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tired

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some rest

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and again on the go

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counting tiles in garden

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and checking what they got as gift

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It was a day full of activities and the kids enjoyed a lot.

 

“Role Playing” is the game

Now a days both the girls are busy with each other only because they are playing the “role play” game all the time. as I am writing it down they are playing teacher-student in the other room. All this makes me smile and sometimes laugh aloud. They love to play teacher and student and sometimes mother and baby and the third choice is mother and father to their toy baby.

When they are teacher and student I get to know a lot about what happens at the school. They treat each other as the student giving her a name of fellow classmate and talk to each other as their teacher talks to them. Sometimes with love sometimes with care, sometimes ordering and sometimes requesting to each other. Wow! I love to sit in a chair and watch them playing. They look so cute when they say “are you not a good baby? “; “Achala, aapki mummy aayegi, fir aap gher jaogi.”; “aapko susu aa rahi hai? come I’ll take you to bathroom.”. I am noticing that they are using more and more English in their conversation these days. And Aaku is so keen to speak in English that when she does not find a word she creates a new one to use instead of talking in Hindi. Most of the time I have to think twice about what she is talking about.

When they play Mother and Baby they do all short of things that I do for them. They will dress, feed, make sleep, love, hug, kiss, take to bathroom, cook the food, …. etc. And when they do all this my home does not remain the same… they take out all the things they need for the particular act ; As when they are making a baby to sleep, they go to the bedroom take out the pillows (all of them) and the blankets out in the hall; when they are cooking they will take out the utensils from  the kitchen. and when they move on to the other act the hall is full with bowls, spoons, glasses, plates, pillows, books, toys and all the other things they can get out of their places. But the cute thing is that when I say them that I have to clean up the room they are always ready to help me for that. they always put  their toys properly when I ask them to do so. Do you know why? Because that is also a game for them… playing me! They ask for the duster and want to clean up like I do 🙂

This game keeps them busy for a long time and they show a lot of affection to each other while playing the role play… that is why I am loving the game.