Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Bionicle Pinata


Bionicle Pinata Posted by Hello

Here is the beginning of my pinata, I drew in the lines because it is hard to see the built up areas on the pinata. There are actually no lines at all on the pinata, only pieces slightly lower or higher than the rest... it will be easier to see once I start painting. The newspaper print is also rather confusing, it keeps one from seeing the details.

From Hi5 - September 22, 2004

Well, I have transferred both Jean-Alexandre and Dominic from the French school (Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes) to the English school here (St. John's).

Dominic is back in kindergarten and Jean-Alexandre is continuing on in grade five. I expect that Dominic will be more at his level now. Instead of being a young and behind grade one student, he will be an advanced and older kindergarten student. That should build his confidence (hopefully).

I have been working on the bionicle pinata and now I have to let it dry and then it will be ready for painting. I also have to finish painting the entry to our house and Gabriel's room, do a lot of house cleaning, and then maybe we'll be ready for Dominic's birthday party. I just have to give myself a kick in the you know what to get myself started on the house cleaning. Ha ha.

Well I guess I better get that body part in motion and start getting the supper ready as well! Bye for now.

Monday, September 13, 2004

From Hi5 - September 13, 2004

I am planning Dominic's birthday party, and a Halloween party and I will have to squeeze in a little party for Gabriel too, and somehow manage to do something for Marc...

Anyway, Dominic's birthday is the 25th of September, that is what I am planning right now...

He wants a Bionicle pinata, so I really have to get started on that tommorrow.

Gabriel's birthday is the 26th of October, Marc's is the 27th and the Halloween Party is the 29th!!! So I guess that week I'll be pretty busy!! I think we'll just do a three-in-one...

For my Halloween Party, I am doing a Lord of the Rings theme. I want to decorate my kitchen/diningroom and livingroom as the dining Hall of the Prancing Pony in Bree and just invite people to come dressed as the race of their choice.

I will have to find some little tables or make some so we can have a few little tables around the floor instead of just one big family table.

Well, that is pretty much what is going on in my little life right now, besides all the painting that I am STILL doing! (the entry and Gabriels' room and I haven't even started the bathroom downstairs yet nor the living room and the second part of the bathroom upstairs still needs to be done too!! ACCCCKKKKK!!)

Plus I am also working quite a bit with Dominic to help him learn his alphabet properly... He can recite it fine, but he doesn't recognize all the letters yet, I thought they would start by revising that in school like Jean-Alexandre did in grade one but I was mistaken... here they jump right into memorizing words, right away... I hate that method,... I wish they were doing the phonetic method, it would be much better... I still have to teach Dominic how to sound out the words myself anyway, only now he's getting the basics and the more advanced all in one shot instead of moving from basics to more advanced! It's like all mixed up! I wonder how many other kids in his class didn't know all their letters properly yet either? If only I had known, I would have worked with him all summer to learn his letters and also some of the basic syllables so he would have been more ahead when he started this fall... GRRRRR I feel like I wasted a whole summer...

Poor kid, now he probably feels really pressured to learn all this stuff instead of learning it all at a more relaxed pace... I'm trying to turn it into a game,... today he got pieces of candy for letters he got right... He's doing much better at recognizing letters tahn he was a couple of weeks ago! I just wish that that was all he had to concentrate on!

Well, it's already midnight, so I have to get going,... I need my beauty sleep... hee hee

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

From Hi5 - September 8, 2004

Well, it's September again and the kids are back to school... Dominic will be six on the 25th and I have to organize a party for him... Dominic wants a Bionicle pinata for his party.

I am in the middle of painting the entry and Gabriel's room... it seems like there is still so much left to be done on this house, like we'll never be done!

I signed the Dominic and Jean-Alexandre up for a soccer camp with the Celtix soccer club... it would be nice for Jean-Alexandre to be able to play for them,... they are a higher level than what he was playing. As for me, I have given my name to sub for players, I'm not going to play regularly this season, because our bank account is rather limited since we put in the second bathroom...

Maryssa hasn't started pre-school yet becasue they only start in mid-October!! (Weird) She was so looking forward to going back to school...

Time to go,... I hear the patter of little feet (human and canine) upstairs and I'm sure they are up to no good...