January 2012 Updates: Our Last Month in the House in Mortlake
Morning tea together Left: both girls enjoy “ParparNechmad”
More dinner dramas As you can see, we can’t really eat at a table as the house is becoming more and more cluttered by boxes.
Hahgoot wanted only bland food and lots of pasta for dinner, but enjoyed colourful fruit
We really were visited by Santa Claus! Our friend Claudine moved house (again) and filled our porch with toys, clothes, a kids’ sofa and carpets, and these two great doll prams! Alma was especially thrilled!
The girls tried to go out on a trip with the new dolls’ prams Alma enjoyed singing into this echoing microphone (from Claudine)
Hahgoot lost interest after less than 5 minutes and Alma was left to care for both dolls. Then Hahgoot tripped over, fell and went into a wild meltdown on the sidewalk (by the amount of screaming you could think she lost a limb!)
When I managed to get back with two prams, two dolls, one toddler and one screaming child, I put an ice pack on the tiny scratch, band aides on both girls (Alma insisted to have one too) and put the Muppets show on TV. Here you can see Hahgoot is laughing again, thanks to “Manahmanam” ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N_tupPBtWQ&feature=related).
Left: silly echoes in a bucket Right: working on a collective artwork
Left: dancing with the Mummenschanz on the Muppets Show Right: watching Smurfs and YouTube together
Left: Alma likes to see music videos for kids on YouTube before she goes to bed Right: I cleaned and refilled the bean bag that Chat-chat passed away in.
Barak celebrated his 42nd birthday. This year I decided that his birthday treat will be a day alone at the shopping centre. He actually enjoyed it very much: browsed in bookshops, drank coffee slowly while writing poetry and philosophical notes, and... read books. Hahgoot made him a birthday card.
In our next presentation: A trip to the aquarium with aunt Debbie, packing is completed, and we move house – all in a matter of few days!