Tony Stewart from Intergen holds himself out there as a pretty handy birthday cake maker. I feel his grip on the title is loosening after this late night effort for my little buddy’s birthday party today. This is my first ever birthday cake.
This years cake is, of course, a response to the challenge the lady of the house made with last years aeronautical effort.
Anyone else got a cake to share?
Update: Robin submits ‘kagemand’, Catherine and Simon (from Xero - woot!) beat us all with Oliver’s racing car cake. That is cool!Sparky thinks the train talks
The littleun’s don’t seem to understand the word sleep-in (in the Hawkes Bay the birds start at 4:45am [yikes] - but I can normally drag out getup time until 6am) so it can be a couple of hours with the chipmunks before the lady of the house arises.
We’ve almost worn out Bad Jelly the Witch and with another morning dad in the house this morning (though he made it to 7:15) we reminisced on the stories we used to listen to on Sunday mornings.
A bit of googling and found a site that has a good range as MP3 downloads and even album artwork you can drag into iTunes.
Sync with the Touch and plugged into the stereo and the nippers are listening to the same stories we used to listen to over 30 years ago. How’s that for a cool use of the Internet!
Such classics as Gerald McBoing Boing, Maxie the Taxi, Rumpelstiltskin, The Tar Baby and of course Sparky and the Talking Train.
I’m still trying to hunt down Toot the Tug and Flick the Fire Engine.My favorite bed time stories
For those of us with young children, a big part of the daily ritual is story time. My 3 year old insists on two stories before the light goes off.
I have to be honest, some stories I dread reading for the 30th time, but there are a number of favorites that are just laugh out loud funny. I’m not sure the little fella thinks they are as funny as I do but these are my suggestions for must have child books that you’ll look forward to reading.
1. Russell the Sheep
Great artwork, the story of a sheep trying to get to sleep …
2. When Pigs Fly
Priceless. Look for the last picture …
3. Diary of a Wombat
Text is as good as the pictures …
4. The story of the little Mole who knew it was none of his business
Seems to have a different title on Amazon …
What are your must have, laugh out loud, bedtime stories?