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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Happy Birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy birthday dear Amelie!
Happy Birthday to you~!

We had such a fun day.
Mia helped make the cake & Amelie helped with prepping it. She likes "Pooh Bear" so we made her a Pooh.

Singing the birthday song (what a serious face!)

Seriously blowing out those candles.
After she blew out them out we asked her "What is that Amelie?" as she'd been asking for a "Pooh Bear" cake. She grabbed the tray with both hands a yelled "MINE!".

Tucking in

Mum started to cut it (she was talking to Nanni)

So daddy took over

We had a nice little celebration with a few friends (look closely, you can see extra plates & a hand!) , during which Chia talked non-stop about what would happen on her birthday "tomorrow"

Love at first sight

So happy with her presents.

Pooh before he was sliced & served.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Princesses: Spring is here!

A spring in my step

We ate delicious chicken sandwiches


More fun!

Here we are with the "tree" we "planted".

Smile! -the sun is in our eyes

Are we done yet?


Friday, March 06, 2009

Princess Amelie: Friends

Here we are; two little girls, all cosy and warm in our winter sweaters.
At the time this photo was taken, I was 1yr and 8 mths and Kiyona was 5 months.
We both wear M size nappies.

(Thanks to Dawn for the photo & original post!)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Mum's post: Mia's Portfolio (long post w/ lots of pix)

Be prepared for a lot of bad photos cos I was in a hurry to get this up here and took 'em right before bed.

Cover page (which she coloured herself)

Christian studies (only used the overview pages due to lack of space)

Need I explain?

Overview of studies

School records. There's one of these for each month so I didn't bother taking photos of each month.I also cannot take credit for this fantastic & detailed school record. All credit must go to Yoko who taught Mia all last year and is missed terribly.

Print out from ACE website

Tests (lookie there, she got 100% on that one!)

Japanese Kumon drills -1st grade

Kumon -1st grade kanji's

More Kumon 1st grade kanji's

Very blurry photo of other Japanese studies/songs/videos she watched at the end of last year

Kindergarten graduation certificate (early last year)

Booklets and certificate from an activity day

Activity sheets

Notes she wrote in her free time (samples of her handwriting)

another handwriting sample

Artwork samples

It was so difficult to choose which of her artwork to keep. I had dozens of pages to choose from and only kept @ 5 all together. This one is special because she drew it of Yoko (this is you Yoko, as your former pupil sees you!)

Artwork/craft samples

Photo pages!
These are the girls favourite things to look back over. I also add lots of photos for fun, not just school pix as they like to remember the fun times they had.
The most time consuming part of this was getting the photos together.

Field trips with brochures of the places she visited

Big events, like Disney on Ice, have their own page. We glued a ticket onto the page as there wasn't enough space for a flyer.

More photo pages...

Flyers from events

We took a sample of her workbooks from the past year

Here's the math

Here's some science.

Simple, not so pretty, but a lotta work went into it and I'm happy to have completed it.
Mia loves to pull it out and explain everything to people who will sit and look it over. Good night all.