Sunday, June 22, 2008

Our gorgeous 23 week-old baby...

Here is our gorgeous baby boy...
he seems to be a little camera-shy! But ever-so cute!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Here's just a wee glimpse of our summer fun over this way! We're actually heading away to the Galilee for some camping this weekend, so we'll post some better pics once we return. But for now.. here is Dave and Shalev having some fun in our wee kiddies pool.

And as you can see, we were pretty excited about Shalevs upgrade to a front facing car seat! ... and so was he!!

Now he can see everything! Yippie!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Crafts for the little guys!

Just thought I'd share this fun little activity with all of you mums out there with little guys at home (like my little guy). If your child is at the same stage as mine, he'll not quite be able to draw with crayons without chewing half of the crayon first nor will he be able to paint a painting without sucking on the 'yummy' end of the paintbrush!.. well if this is your child too, but you'd still like your wee one to have some fun playing around with different objects and materials to be able to make a picture.. then this is for you and him!
I am always keen to hear of new and fun ways to entertain (and stimulate) my little guys mind, so if any of you mum's have some great mind stimulating or great learning crafts or games for kiddies under 18months, I'd love to know about them!

So this one is REAL easy, its fun, and they learn a whole bunch of things too!

First of all the best part is getting out and about with your little guy to find the bits and pieces needed for this art.. ie.. leaves, petals, small stones, branches, sand... etc. (actually anything that will stick to the 'sticky paper'.)(even food items, if the weathers not so good outside).

Then the 2nd part to this is getting yourself some 'sticky paper', i am actually right now having a mind blank as to what this stuff is really called, but hopefully by the photo you'll be able to know what im talking about.

So... cut a good length of this sticky paper, and remove the backing (this will reveal the sticky side), now cellotape it to the floor. (or if you are in NZ and have carpeted floors, either do this in the kitchen on the lino, or on a table top).

Now the fun begins... get your little guy to first put his hands on the paper (and he will soon realise what 'sticky' means.) and even his feet just to be able to feel what its like. And then begin creating your art poster with him. Get him to place all of his findings on the paper, sticking them on real well!

I also like to let him add glitter and sand and anything else with that sort of texture! It sticks real well, and wif your going to be displaying his finished piece of art work on the window (which works great for this particular art) then glitter is a must!
And thats it really! SO enjoy this simple wee craft with your little one! and have showing it off to all your visitors too! (im sorry I dont have a photo to show of the finished result, but thats due to my terrible camera! (most things will stick to the paper, even if you hang it on the wall, or against the window, but obviously the stones and other heavy objects may not last.)

Blessings... Amy

Its been ages...

Dont panic! we're still here.. I know its hard to believe; as we have been SO slack in keeping this blog updated lately! But.. nevertheless, we're here and we're now ready for some summer action!

We've been SUPER busy lately with all sorts going on... but i wont bore you with all of that and i certainly wont go dating the photos back to where we last ended.

SO.. now that we're in Summer i can begin posting all our fun summer activities as they occur. To begin with, i'll post a few pics of our picnic that we enjoyed this last Saturday up in Zikron Yaakov. We had a yummy picnic-styled lunch to begin with, and then headed into the beautiful botanic/rose gardens. We had two other couples join us for the afternoon, which meant 3 gorgeous little baby boys too!

Its good to be back on here~ sorry to all you granparents and friends out there who havent 'seen' Shalev in ages (because of our slackness). There will be plenty from now on.