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BAD DAD JOKE: Sad Berry

We’re sad to see the end of the berry season, so this joke got a groan from the berry lovers in my house;

BAD DAD JOKE: Sad Berry

BAD DAD JOKE: Sad Berry

Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

Make Your Own Fidget Spinner

Fidget spinners are the latest craze and I’m sure, like me,  you have endured the never-ending requests from the kids to buy one.  I was almost sucked in last week but must admit I’m over these crazes which cost money and never make a comeback.  I know I’m getting old when I start to tell my kids that crazes in my day used to make a comeback every year so you just tucked it back in the cupboard until it was time for the relaunch.  Yo-yo’s, elastics, jacks, marbles and swap cards were what I remember seeing every year of my childhood.

Master 9 loves Lego so when I told him I’d found instructions on how to make your own LEGO fidget spinner he couldn’t wait to get to work.  Unlucky for him I think our vacuum had acquired some of the parts he needed but that just meant he had to come up with his own.  After about 5 minutes he emerged with his very own fidget spinner and got to work starting on a fidget cube.

LEGO Fidget Spinner

Make Your Own Fidget Spinner

If you would like the official LEGO instructions you can download them here.  Otherwise, show the kids the pictures and let them come up with their own spin of a fidget spinner.  Fidget spinners assist some kids who need help regulating their senses and emotions and fidget toys also restore calm and focus for kids who are overwhelmed in their learning environment.  LEGO is another great tool to assist with that so why not build one out of LEGO and have a discussion with the kids about why some kids and people find fidget toys a help in their life.

Happy Creating!

Natalie

 

GEAR: Fisher Gaberdine Long Pants

Look your best and feel at ease in our easy care Fisher Gaberdine Long Pants.

School Pants

GEAR: Fisher Gaberdine Long Pants

GEAR: Burley Griffin Polar Fleece Vest

Need a layer without bulk?  Our Burley Griffin Vest will keep your chest warm and is perfect over a shirt or under a jacket.

Polar Fleece Vest

GEAR: Burley Griffin Polar Fleece Vest

GEAR: Thurgood Fleecy Track Pants

Our Thurgood  Track Pants stop the chills up the legs with their snug leg cuff.  Available in 5 colours, buy some today!

Track pants

GEAR: Thurgood Fleecy Track Pants

 

BAD DAD JOKE: Herd Humour

Today thousands of Aussie kids will enjoy National Simultaneous Storytime.  To keep up with the theme I thought today’s joke might earn you a giggle;

BAD DAD JOKES

BAD DAD JOKE: Herd Humour

Happy Wednesday!

Natalie

RECIPE: Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

We’ve had sick kids for weeks now and so I thought what better lunch is there when you’re sick than soup.  This recipe is absolutely delicious, full of flavour and even better when you can throw all the ingredients in and let the slow cooker do all the work for you.  I have frozen the leftovers in batches so that I can send it to school in their thermos when the weather turns to freezing over the coming weeks.

Slow Cooker Recipes

RECIPE: Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1500ml Chicken stock
  • 600g chicken breast, whole
  • 1& 1/2 cups diced carrot
  • 1 & 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove. minced
  • 2 bay leaves, I used 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, I used 4 small sprigs of fresh thyme and removed the stems
  • 1 bundle of Soba Noodles, I used 2 and made it more like noodles than soup.

Method:

  1. Place all the vegetables and garlic into the slow cooker and place chicken breasts on top.
  2. Pour in stock and herbs.  Set to cook for 8 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and add the noodles and cook for another 20 minutes.
  4. Put the chicken back in the soup, stir and serve.

Enjoy!

Natalie

 

RECIPE: Chocolate Weetbix Slice

An easy, chocolate coconut slice that uses things in the pantry means it’s a winner in my house.  Perfect for the cake stalls and afternoon teas that are needed at both school and work.  This one has been around for years, it’s nothing new but it has fast become a classic in its own right.  Give it a go with the kids and you’ll be sure to impress.

 

RECIPE: Chocolate Weetbix Slice

RECIPE: Chocolate Weetbix Slice

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 weetbix biscuits crushed
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa, 2 for the base and one for the icing
  • 150g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 & 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • Freckles or 100’s & 1000’s to decorate

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.  Lightly grease a 16x26cm baking pan and line with baking paper.
  2. Break up biscuits and place into a medium mixing bowl with coconut and sugar.
  3. Sift flour and 2 tablespoons cocoa over the bowl and mix to combine.
  4. Melt butter and pour over the dry ingredients.  Add vanilla and mix well.
  5. Spoon mixture into a prepared pan and press down to level.  Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked.
  6. Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a small bowl.  Add water and stir well.  Ice slice and decorate with freckles or leave plain and cut into squares to serve.
  7. Happy Baking!

Natalie

GEAR: Lord Classic Plain Polo (Long Sleeve)

Our Lord Classic Plain Polo is the answer to Winter woes, with a colour range to brighten anyone’s day!

School Polo

GEAR: Lord Classic Plain Polo (Long Sleeve)

GEAR: Wills Fleecy Double Knee Cuff Track Pants

Keep the kids warm and snug this winter with our Wills Fleecy Double Knee Cuff Track Pants.  The Double Knee is perfect for playground protection and the cuff keeps the chills away!

Winter Track Pants

GEAR: Wills Fleecy Double Knee Cuff Track Pants

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