Sunday, August 31, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thanks for the robot shirt Auntie Becky!

We still haven't found the camera battery charger since we've moved so I'm down to using the webcam to take pictures. We're going to lunch with my Aussie friend Christina and the weather is nice and cool today - the perfect day for Lochie to wear his new robot shirt Auntie Becky sent him.

We're going to the Library Coffeehouse in Meridian. I used to study there when I was in hygiene school and one of the owners is such a nice man he even fixed a computer laptop problem for me for free once then helped me order more RAM online and then I took the computer back to him and he installed it for me for free. It's a great little place and their cinnamon rolls are voted Best in Boise! Yum!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

4 year old viewpoint

Lachlan and I were practicing counting today by using a cute computer game of math activities. The game called for him to use the mouse and "drag & drop" a certain number of fruit/vegetables into an Elf's picnic basket that the elf asked for.

The elf asked for 6 strawberries, 0 (zero) mushrooms and two pears. Lachlan loves this game and straight away counted out six strawberries into the elf's basket. He then counted out the pears - but instead of clicking the basket closed so the elf could "check" the order and reward points, Lochie started trying to place mushrooms into the basket.

I reminded him that the elf requested zero mushrooms, but still he tried hard to click and drag the mushrooms over onto the basket and each time the game rejected this because it was incorrect. Lochie became so determined and frustrated and kept trying to add the unwanted mushrooms to the basket that finally I said "Honey, the elf doesn't want any mushrooms - just 6 strawberries and 2 pears. Stop trying to put mushrooms in his basket".

He replied with consternation "But Mum, I HAVE to put mushrooms in the basket - the elf HAS to eat his vegetables if he wants to eat the strawberries for dessert!".

I got a good chuckle as he was so serious about it. Obviously we've impressed upon him the need to eat his veges before treats!

Monday, August 4, 2008

No new news on the homefront

So I give you... dramatic prairie dog!