Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
His latest favorite is Yo Gabba Gabba so I found a cartoon pic online and made a cartoon of Cyrus to put with them. I'm going to print it out , laminate it and put it on the wall. :)
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I've been reading up on the stories from the life of Buddha. And I came across this peice of the story and it made me smile. I think it shows great compassion, kindness & gratitude.
"The sixth week after enlightenment, the Buddha walked to another tree. A big storm came, with big dark clouds, wind and rain. Mucalinda, who is a great royal Naga, a celestial being in the form of a huge snake, came from his celestial world and wrapped his body around the Buddha. Mucalinda coiled his body around the Buddha’s body seven times, and spread the great hoods with his five heads over the Buddha to protect him, thinking, “Let the Buddha not feel any cold, heat, insects, wind, sun or creeping things on his body.” After he protected Buddha from the storm, the sun came out, and Mucalinda unwrapped his coils from the Buddha and changed his form into a brahmin boy, standing in reverence before the Buddha. Thankful for his protection in the storm, Buddha taught him some Dharma, saying “Being alone is happiness for a person who is contented, who has learned and understood the Dharma. Friendliness to everyone in the world is happiness for a person who does not harm any living beings. Detachment from the world is happiness for a person who does not have desires. But to stop thinking about ‘I’ is the greatest happiness of all.”
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Until he is tired. And then over tired. And then super over tired (I-don't-wanna-play-or-read-books-or-watch-TV-I-just-wanna-sleep-but-I'm-not-gonna mode). Then all hell breaks loose and my sweet little angel becomes a toy-throwing, angry, tired little devil. And this is when he ends up hurting himself. The other day he was in IDWPORBOWTIJWSBING mode, and he grabbed his box of legos, tipped them all over the ground and stomped on them. This is when he fell. He slipped on a lego and went eye-first into the corner of a cabinet. I was terrified. All that went through my head was 'brain damage' & 'blindness'. Luckily it didn't end up bad, he is fine but has a mark on his face. :(
But this is becoming an every day occurrence. Nothing I can do can put him to sleep during the day. He seems to wait for hubby to come home and then settles in for a nap. I have tried everything and each time I have come back to the same conclusion....bubble-wrapped baby. xP
Friday, February 19, 2010
19 Feb. 1878 - The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison.
19 Feb. 1884 - The Enigma tornado outbreak occurs across America.
19 Feb. 1942 - Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack Darwin.
19 Feb. 1985 - William J. Schroeder is the first artificial heart transplant patient to leave hospital.
19 Feb. 1986 - The soviet Union launches it's Mir spacecraft, remaining in orbit for 15 years.
19 Feb. 2002 - NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of mars using its thermal emmision imaging system.
19 Feb. 2003 - Two teenagers in a rural town in Australia meet, and something amazing begins.
LOVE YOU BEN.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Basically it's a basic black bag with these powerful magnets in the lining that allows you to change the outer shell of the bag, and therefore have a new style, by simply taking one shell off and putting another on. Like all infomercials, words like 'trendy' and 'convenient' and 'stylish' were being thrown around in dangerous volumes. Along with many 'oh and doesn't she look like she's ready for anything?'. But even all this didn't put me off, I was just sitting there the whole time thinking 'oh wow, that IS so convenient' and 'oooh that DOES look nice'. So I went to the website this morning and one of the first things that came into my mind was..... "Ooooooh, They have a TOTE Miche Bag too!!!!"
Sigh...Part of me is laughing at myself for being so sucked in, part of me is telling myself not to be stupid and buy pointless things for expensive prices....but a little girly voice in my head is screaming...'GIVE ME THAT BAG!!!'
Sunday, February 07, 2010
This is a 'Scanimation' book. It is so cool. There's a circle in the middle of each page and as you turn the page the picture in the circle moves like a weird little movie. I'm not quite sure how it works exactly but it is sure to keep kids amazed for ages. Cy isn't quite old enough to fully appreciate it yet, but he is still very impressed each time you turn to a new page.
the owl and the pussycat...
Such a classic. It's the same old rhyme with some lovely drawings. Cy loves how the words rhyme and when they repeat. And there's just so much in the illustrations to keep him amused, each page has it's own cool border and the pictures are just beautiful.
gymboree play & music books...
kisses for daddy...
Saturday, February 06, 2010
The naming of a 7 year old as girl drum corps queen in Rio's Carnival. Now most people would see this as a little worrying. But not the little girl's father.
"Any man who looks at a seven-year-old child and feels any sort of excitement should go see a doctor," he said.
But that is not a great defense, it's pretty crap actually. And it's not just the fact that he is putting her in a very sexual role that is usually played by scantily clad grown women. (See above photos) but also, she is going to have to samba through the streets in the summer heat for 80 minutes.
"She has the aptitude to be a drum corps queen - you'll see it tonight. She has a seriousness inside of her when she is on the stage."
Okay... but even if she does have the aptitude to play the part, don't you think you should maybe wait a while? Possibly till she's at least a teen? And even then...
Hopefully somebody comes to their senses and stops this soon, but then what? The poor little girl has been promised this role (that I don't think she properly understands), has been training for weeks and is obviously having lots of fun dancing, and would be heart-broken if it was taken away. I don't think whoever organized this has really thought it all through properly. It was a bit of a stupid decision to make.