Friday, April 18, 2008

NZ Dare #43


here is my entry for the NZ Dare 43. Miss L was allowed to get out of the pram and venture onto the play ground at Western Springs. She didn't like the swing much.

This one is about DS and how his favourite colour is green because he pretends to be a praying mantis. All. the. time. If the green shirt is in the wash then it's a struggle to find something with green on it so he'll wear it without a fuss. I've explained about different coloured mantis (manti?) but it's not working.

We have great conversations about them -what they eat, drink, and how they smell. We censored the bit in the life cycle book about boy ones being eaten while mating though. He was most offended when Grandad squashed one with his shoe. "I saw his guts Mum!"

10 comments:

  1. Nice layouts. I love the photo in the mantis one - the green window is so neat! Wearing only green clothes should make it easy when buying scrapbooking papers ... ;o)

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  2. love the comment by ds about seeing "his guts mum". Oh I love the mantis layout. Aww doesn't Miss L lok so cute. LOve the way you used pattern paper in there as well. Isn't it great using so many photos in one layout.

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  3. Great LO's Penny. I love your little "Mantis". Did you make him?

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  4. Penny Im sure I can take a photo of a different colour mantis as Im overrun with them(even found one inside on DDs toothbrush the other day lol)..I even have photos of the babies hatching a couple of months ago shall I send them to you?

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  5. Great layouts! Especially the mantis one. The photo in that one is awesome!

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  6. I'd recognise the Dare layout without you saying. Looks great & esp love the Mantis one + the story. My DS loves to blurt out the mating part!
    Aah & read your last post. They start so young understanding & questioning. It's all a little scary & sometimes a little hard to get the right answer across huh?

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  7. Gorgeous layouts Penny. Love your sons comment on seeing the mantis's guts.. Thats the sort of thing my kids would say LOL.

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  8. Two great l/os Penny - a Mantis? Now that's different!

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  9. Had to have laugh about Mantis guts... very cute! Yep we used to have censoring of reading books too... especially when I'd try to skip the stories short etc LOL

    Love both the layouts and the colours are gorgeous!

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  10. Cool LO's! Must say intriguing your son's interest in anything mantis. Gotta love the smaller kids intensity in the way they live their lives!

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