Thursday, 23 April 2015

Air Bender

  Lately Sebastian and I have been watching a lot of Avatar: The Last Air Bender, a kid appropriate show that Loren and I like and already had in our collection. So the other day Sebastian decided he was Ang, an Air Bender, and I was a Fire Bender. We did a lot of make believe on that theme, and then in the evening, he noticed the clothes hanger pole, the one he had insisted on pulling out of his closet a few days ago.

(On that occasion, he started pulling on the pole and asked for my help. I said "no, I think it should stay there" and walked away. He got it out on his own. Later, I noticed a few items he has mysteriously gotten down from a high shelf in the nursery. The next morning he proudly told me "I fished that down with my fishing pole!" and gave me a demonstration with the clothes hanger pole.)

  So he grabbed the pole and said "this is my glider!" He very carefully carried it around like Ang carries his glider in Avitar. It was a vast improvement over his previous use for the pole!

  The next morning, I had gotten up before him. He came wandering out into the dinning room where I was, carrying the pole, and announced:

"I'm still that air bender and this is still my glider! "

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

New Ball

    Me and Sebastian went to the park to play with his new ball this morning. We were going to play in the grassy field, but the nearby skate park was empty so I said we could play in it. He had do much fun throwing the ball around in there, seeing how it bounced off the ramps at different angles.

  You can also get a pretty good look at his new favourite shoes. These "shark boots" are wool lined. Great for the cooler months.

First Day

Here's Sebastian, with his backpack on, ready for his first drop off visit to preschool. It was only one hour. Next week he starts "for real" - three hours a day!

Monday, 20 April 2015


Recently Sebastian and I went out to lunch. Outside the cafe, Sebastian climbed into a coin operated ride shaped like a car. Then he started chatting away to the elf figure in the seat next to him.

"Hi. Hi. Hi. Can I drive? Can I drive?"

I had to pretend to be the elf and give him permission to drive before he would touch the steering wheel.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Easter Eggs

Sebastian peeling an Easter Egg with such concentration. An activity he enjoyed almost as much as hiding and finding the eggs. And look at those blue hands! He took a hands on approach to egg dyeing.