Your girls will be flipping over our Lee Sport Skirt! The shorts underneath keep them covered no matter how much hanging around they do.
Master 8 has been telling me this joke weekly for the past 3 months, I still manage a giggle every time he says it. See if your foodie friends and kids enjoy today’s joke as much as we do.
Halloween is getting bigger every year in Australia, and people are definitely set on whether they join in or not. Where we live, it’s a big thing, and we enjoy it. Every year you can tell which houses are celebrating Halloween by the decorations and the families filling the streets. There’s always the kids and families who get dressed up to the max with the effort beginning not long after Christmas. For others like us, it’s something we talk about after Father’s Day and try and work out if the Book Week costumes will work in a scary kind of way.
This year will be no different; we will have an early dinner, get dressed and head out into the community for some trick or treating, lots of sugar and way more laughs! Here are some ideas we have shared previously that have worked a treat in our community.
If you’re up for a healthy option, then you can’t go past these Jack O’Lantern Mandarines. Simply grab a Sharpie and decorate away.
We’ve got a week so why not make some Ghost Poop for your friend’s kids? You can find everything you need besides the marshmallows right here on the blog.
If you’ve got some savoury fans than Zombie Eyeballs might be just the thing. Grab some olives, food pen and some babybels, and you’re set! Read all about them right here.
A great line my kids like to use is always “Trick or treat may I have something yummy to eat, please” it gets a giggle every time.
On 5 October every year, many countries around the world celebrate World Teachers Day, but we’re mostly on holidays then. So in Australia, we celebrate Teacher’s Day day on the last Friday in October. This Friday, celebrate the teachers who have influenced you or pushed you a little further to get the best out of you. Share stories with your kids about what made those teachers so special to you and what makes their teachers so special in your family’s lives today.
I’ve had a few great teachers in my life, and their words still encourage me today. I’m grateful that my children still speak fondly of the teachers in their past and present who have encouraged them to stretch their thinking and to believe just a little bit more in themselves.
Here’s a great quote for all the teachers doing a wonderful job with our children to influence our future;
Happy Teacher’s Day!
It’s salad season in our house and I am so excited! Share today’s’ joke while you’re making the salad with the kids;
We first tasted this delicious refreshing salad on a trip to Germany. It was so refreshing and we loved the salad plates that came with our meals. The cucumber salad sat alongside cucumber salad, celery salad and a small green salad so you could mix and enjoy the rainbow of vegetables on your plate. This traditionally uses sour cream but it tasted fantastic with greek yoghurt. If you’re having a BBQ and serving several salads, add this on to the list.
- 1 & 1/2 large telegraph cucumbers
- 1/2 cup greek plain yoghurt
- 1/2 tsp dill, chopped
- 1 & 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- Salt and pepper
- Thinly slice the cucumbers and place them in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with salt and let them sit for an hour or more. Pourr of the the juices from the cucumber and then place in a clean large serving bowl.
- In a separate bowl, add the yoghurt, dill, lemon and sugar and season to taste, stir to combine.
- Just before serving, pour the dressing over and mix to coat the cucumbers.
Enjoy the delicious flavours of a refreshing salad this summer.
It’s time to celebrate National Children’s Week which starts on Saturday 22nd October. National Children’s Week is a great time to reflect on how we are doing as a society to support children in Australia and around the world.
Aussie children are fortunate to have a good quality education, but this is not the case for many children around the globe. Universal Children’s Day asks that we reflect on what we are doing to ensure that children have the right to enjoy childhood.
National Children’s Week in Australia is an annual event that celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a celebration of children’s talents, achievements, skills, abilities, and citizenship. Australia is a fortunate country which embraces and welcomes diversity. National Children’s Week gives us another opportunity to celebrate what we are doing well for our children but also time to reflect on things we can do better.
There are activities happening right around our country so join in the fun at your school, preschool, library, community centre and other places in your local community. Spend some time with the kids and talk about other children around our world and how we can make sure every child has the right to enjoy their childhood.